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Thaddeus Stevens, Autograph Pass, Signed




Stevens, Thaddeus (Radical Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania; abolitionist; manager of Andrew Johnson’s impeachment) Autograph pass, signed in full: “Washington  Feb. 14 1863 / B.F. Stevens is a loyal man / who wishes to visit Alexandria / Thaddeus Stevens”.  4-½” x 7-½”.   The B.F. Stevens in question may have been a nephew of the stern, sarcastic, and impassioned Congressman portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln.  Originally in the possession of the Lincoln Library in Shippensburg, PA (Stevens’ native state), this war date ANS is perfect for framing. Two vertical folds, one horizontal; v.g.