* JOHNSON, Andrew (1808-1875). Autograph note signed ("Andrew Johnson"), as President, to John VanSchiack Pruyn. [Washington, D.C.], 29 January [ca 1867].
1 page, 16mo (64 x 94 mm), mounting tape in blank upper margin on verso. [Written on the verso of:] PRUYN, John VanSchiack Lansing (1811-1877). Autographed note signed, New York, 29 January [ca 1867]. A pencilled note from John VanSchaick Lansing Pruyn of Albany, New York reads: "To recommend Duncan Sherman of New York For a Lieutenancy in the Cavalry. Paper on file in War Dept." Johnson replies on verso: "If there is a vacancy let the appointment be made." Duncan Sherman was nominated second lieutenant in the First Regiment United States Cavalry by Jackson based on the recommendation of his Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton on 21 March 1867. Not five months later, Johnson would make a move to remove Stanton from his position, suspending him pending the next session of the Senate.
Estimate $ 600-800
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California