LINCOLN, ABRAHAM Appointment signed as President.
Washington: 24 February 1865. Engraved document on vellum with two large vignettes accomplished in manuscript and signed in full "Abraham Lincoln" in ink, countersigned by Edwin Stanton as Secretary at War, with blue wafer seal and docketing to upper left. 17 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches (44.5 x 36 cm); finely framed. Professionally restored by J. Baldwin Conservation and with their report to frame verso, some toned areas and staining remain along extremities and folds, the signature dark.
Lincoln, just weeks before his assassination, here appoints Thomas Julius Hoskinson Commissary of Subsistence of Volunteers with the rank of Captain.
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