War-dated handwritten endorsement, as president, signed “A. Lincoln,” dated January 2, 1862. Endorsement is on the reverse of a letter to Lincoln, 7.5 x 12.25, dated May 21, 1862. Letter is from the Missouri congressional delegation and reads, in part: “The Missouri Congressional delegation having asked you to appoint Capt. Jos. W. Robinson Brigade commissary, we believing him competent to fill, and deserving of the office…hope that the appointment may be confirmed.” On a lined vertical panel on the reverse, Lincoln writes “If the Commissary Department needs an additional Brigade Commissary let the person within recommended, be appointed.” At the bottom of the panel is a brief endorsement from Edwin Stanton which reads, “Let the appointment be made. Stanton.” Beautifully cloth matted and framed with a copy of the letter, a portrait of Lincoln, and a small plaque, to an overall size of 36 x 21. Ink notations over a couple words of Lincoln’s text, and some light toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
RR Auctions Abraham Lincoln War-dated Handwritten Endorsement