(PRESIDENTS) LINCOLN, ABRAHAM Partially printed document signed ("Abraham Lincoln") on engraved vellum; Washington, April 7, 1863. Framed and matted (38 x 47 cm. sight, 75 x 64 cm. overall), with fascimile photograph of Lincoln (18 cm. x 23 cm) and engraved plaque. Embossed Presidential seal affixed upper left. Light toning to vellum, light fading to ink; one bisecting vertical fold, four horizontal folds, none effecting text.
Appointment of Merrill N. Hutchinson as First Lieutenant of the Eighteenth Regiment of Infantry. Countersigned by Edwin M. Stanton as Secretary of War, and signed as recorded by E.D. Townsend Assistant (and future) Adjutant General of the U.S. Army.
Estimate $ 3,000-5,000
Property from the collection of Dr. Robert Steinberg, River Forest, Illinois