22. Franklin Pierce. Uncommon ALS signed “Frank’n Pierce,”
one page, 7.25 x 9.5, March 27, 1852. Letter to George Boutarte. In part: “I inclose herewith a petition for the appointment of Ebris S. Lawrence Esq. as Comsr. Mr. L. has long been known to me personally…I respectfully add my request in his behalf.” Attractively matted and framed with a gold-inlaid, sterling silver portrait plate issued in a limited edition by the Franklin Mint in the early-to-mid 1970s, to an overall size of 27 x 19. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and a few creases. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)
Lincoln legal brief concerning an unsuccessful transatlantic engagement 23. Abraham Lincoln. Handwrit-
ten endorsement, signed “Taylor and Lincoln,” with six additional words in Lincoln’s hand, “And the plaintiff doth the like, Taylor & Lincoln p. q.,” at the conclusion of a manuscript legal brief written in another hand on two light blue 8 x 12.5 lightlylined sheets. The brief regards the case of Betsey Ferguson vs. Peter Fleming filed in Circuit Courts of Tazewell County in May 1854, and states that Betsey Ferguson had entered into a contract to wed Peter Fleming once he notified her that she should come to the United States. After a year of repeatedly notifying Ms. Ferguson to hold up her end of the contract, Mr. Fleming was asking for release from all promises made to Ms. Ferguson. In fine condition, with faint toning along expected folds. Accompanied by a full transcription of the brief from The Lincoln Library in Pennsylvania. Lincoln’s endorsement for the plaintiff is firm yet modest—a perfect representation of the man who kept our nation united. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $750)
Published on Jun 26, 2013
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