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Abraham Lincoln, Appointment Signed, Black Hawk War

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Abraham Lincoln signs an appointment for an Agent for the Indians of the Sac and Fox Tribes.

Anything Black Hawk War-related signed by Lincoln is just plain rare.

It is interesting to speculate as to what memories Lincoln was having as he signed this document. Once battling them, now the Commander-in-Chief over them.

Lincoln, Abraham. Partly Printed Document, signed Abraham Lincoln. Washington: 24 February 1863. Oblong Folio; 1p. Countersigned by J(ohn) P. Usher, Secretary of Interior. Appointment of Henry W. Martin, of Kansas as Agent for the Indians of the Sac and Fox Agency. Handsomely framed, 25″ x 23″ (approx) overall. Usual folds, otherwise Excellent.