Lot 39: Manuscript endorsement signed as president, "Andrew Johnson," dated July 28, 1865, penned on the reverse of a five-page LS sent to him by Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs dated June 23, 1865. Meigs's letter explains at length a dispute over the redemption of Civil War soldiers' pay vouchers; contrary to rules and regulations, a group of clerks employed by the military were purchasing pay vouchers from Union soldiers at a discounted rate, providing the men with immediate cash. President Johnson returns the document to Meigs with instructions that he "will please have the vouchers purchased of Mr. Harder, adjusted. If the vouchers are genuine and correct they should be paid and the purchaser should not suffer through his ignorance of a rule that is commendable and should be observed." Expected document wear, some slight brushing to ink, and light toning to the folds and first page, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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