Sale 15BP01 | Lot 278

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM Document signed appointing Samuel W. Brown Receiver of Public Money in the Washington Territory

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM  Document signed appointing Samuel W. Brown Receiver of Public Money in the Washington Territory

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Lot 278
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM Document signed appointing Samuel W. Brown Receiver of Public Money in the Washington Territory. Washington...
. Washington, D.C.: 5 April 1861. Engraved document accomplished in manuscript, signed by Lincoln as President and countersigned by Caleb Blood Smith as Secretary of the Interior, with embossed seal. 14 3/4 x 20 inches (38 x 51.5 cm); framed. Usual folds with a few splits at edges, faint spotting.
This document features a dark Lincoln signature from just days before the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter. Samuel W. Brown served as Receiver of Public Money in the U.S. Land Office of Vancouver, Washington Territory for twenty-one years and was the first president of the Vancouver and Yakima Railroad.


Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Sold for $5,937 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Sold for $5,937 (includes buyer's premium)

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Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs

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