Lincoln wins a cash settlement for his client 26. Abraham Lincoln. Boldly penned unsigned legal document in Lincoln’s hand, 8 x 12.75, one page, no date. Legal subpoena to enforce a merchant’s lien in the case of William Holmes vs. John Weaver and two other men. Brief reads, in part, “This day came Petitioner, and the defendants having been duly served with process, and being three times solemnly called, came not but made default—It is therefore ordered by the court that the Petition be taken for confessed as against them. And now after hearing proof, It is decreed by the court that the Petition recover of and from the defendants three hundred fifty seven dollars and eight cents, together with his costs herein expended.” Accompanied by a complete transcription from The Lincoln Library in Pennsylvania. In very good condition, with tape reinforcement on reverse of folds, several small chips to right edge slightly affecting a few words of text, and mild areas of light toning. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)
27. Andrew Johnson. Uncommon pencil signature, “Andrew Johnson, Greenville, Tenn,” on an off-white 4.25 x 2.75 card. In fine condition, with a bend passing through the first couple letters. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)
One of Grant’s record 1332 pardons 28. U. S. Grant. Partly-printed DS as president, one page, 8.5 x 11, January 8, 1874. President Grant orders the Secretary of State to “affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of Joseph Wilburn Hunt.” In very good condition, with horizontal fold affecting the tops of a few letters of signature, block of toning to top left, and a brush to end of signature. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)
Published on Jun 26, 2013
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