One of the most
interesting and attractive Lincoln items to be found. This unique letter
ties together the
two greatest presidents.
Lincoln writes of his
"...proclamation to observe in an especial manner
the Birthday of Washington..."
1124. LINCOLN, Abraham. Letter Signed as President, April 24,
1863, written on Executive Mansion stationery, reads in full: "Gentlemen:
I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of a beautifully engrossed and
bound copy of the resolutions and proceedings of a meeting of Merchants
of New York assembled in obedience to my proclamation to observe in
an especial manner the Birthday of Washington, in the year of our Lord,
1862, and to thank you and them for the patriotism and loyalty therein
expressed and pledged. Your ob't Serv't (signed) A. Lincoln".
The signature is clear and dark. As fine a specimen as you will find.