Lincoln, Abraham. Autograph Letter, Signed
Lincoln Provides a Political “Pass”
Lincoln, Abraham. Autograph Letter, signed “A. Lincoln”. Washington, DC: 13 June 1861. 8vo.; 1p. In full: “Whom it may concern / The bearer of this, Hon. John A. Gurley, of Cincinnati, O. is a true man; and with his accompanying friends, may be safely treated and trusted as such by all.” Below, a 1st Lieutenant (name indecipherable) writes, “Let the above gentlemen pass always unmolested.”
Gurley was a U.S. Representative from Cincinnati at the time; defeated for re-election in 1862, he was appointed governor of Arizona Territory, but died in Ohio before his departure to take over his duties.
An excellent letter bearing the usual folds; handsomely framed in a red velvet mat along with an original carte-de-visite by C. D. Frederick [O-55], taken in the same month as this letter.
Excellent w/ usual folds; handsomely framed in a red velvet mat.
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