LINCOLN, ABRAHAM AND HIS CABINET

A document engraved with, “Autographs of the President and Cabinet, 1864,” has been signed by Abraham Lincoln, “A. Lincoln.” Beneath Lincoln’s signature appear the signatures of his entire Cabinet; Secretary of State: William Seward, Secretary of the Treasury: Salmon Chase, Secretary of War: Edwin Stanton, Secretary of the Navy: Gideon Welles, Postmaster General: Montgomery Blair, Secretary of the Interior: John Usher, and lastly, Attorney General: Edward Bates. This document was most likely created as a fund raising item, to be sold at a fair by the United States Sanitary Commission. The Commission was a charitable organization benefiting Union soldiers during the Civil War. Lincoln also contributed handwritten souvenir copies of the Emancipation Proclamation to The Commission, which were sold for $10, quite the bargain, as these pieces can command six figure values today. In very good condition, with all signatures appearing dark and clear. A scarce and immensely desirable relic of Lincoln’s Presidency.  $15,000