Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln

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Auction Date:2016 Sep 14 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
Civil War-dated partly-printed DS as president, one page, 15.75 x 10, April 19, 1861. President Lincoln appoints Flamen Ball as “Attorney of the United States for the Southern District of Ohio.” Crispy signed at the conclusion by Lincoln, and countersigned by William H. Seward as secretary of state. Paper seal affixed to reverse remains intact. In very good to fine condition, with splitting along folds and Ball’s endorsement on the reverse lightly showing through; Lincoln’s signature is bold and dark. Ball was a prominent Ohio politician who founded a law practice with Salmon P. Chase in 1838. When the practice dissolved nearly twenty years later, Lincoln appointed Ball as “Attorney of the United States for the Southern District of Ohio,” a position doubtlessly secured via his association with Chase, a future Chief Justice who was then serving on Lincoln's cabinet as the nation’s Treasury Secretary. A desirable and crisply signed appointment with fascinating historical associations.