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    Lincoln, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed ("A. Lincoln") as President 11 February 1965. 1-page on 4.5 x 5.3 in. (114 x 135 mm) leaf, no place, 11 February 1865. Above Lincoln's endorsement, is the handwritten request from U.S. Representative from Kentucky William H. Randall to allow a gentleman and his wife to travel from New York to Savannah, Georgia. Paper has been conserved with horizontal fold mended. Just over two months before his assassination, Abraham Lincoln allows a gentleman and his wife to travel from New York to Savannah for health reasons. Lincoln writes in full: Let this gentleman & wife pass from New York to Savannah. A. Lincoln Feb. 11, 1865 Accompanied with a separate letter from Robert Watson, M.D., dated 4 February 1865, requesting Mr. Abraham U. Colby, who has chronic lung disease, to travel to Savannah "for the sake of the short sea voyage, and the change of climate." From the collection of William J. Bell.

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    July, 2020
    23rd Thursday
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