LINCOLN, ABRAHAM Partially printed document signed ("Abraham Lincoln"), Washington, May 14, 1861. One page, on engraved vellum. Framed and matted (44 x 34 cm. sight, 60 x 50 cm overall). Embossed Presidential seal affixed upper left; light toning to vellum, fading to ink; one bisecting vertical fold, six horizontal folds; otherwise very good. Appointment of Joshua S. Fletcher as First Lieutenant of the Eleventh Regiment of Infantry. Countersigned by Simon Cameron as Secretary of War. Signed as received by Lorenzo Thomas, Adjutant General of the U.S. Army.
An early Civil War document, signed only one month after Ft. Sumter, as Lincoln was struggling to build an army to preserve the Union.
Estimate $ 3,000-5,000
Property from the Estate of Edith M. Myers, Petaluma, California