PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN HANDWRITTEN LETTER ON EXECUTIVE MANSION LETTERHEAD

PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN HANDWRITTEN LETTER ON EXECUTIVE MANSION LETTERHEAD

President Lincoln tells his Secretary of War to arrange for the appointment of the son of a Republican Congressman-elect to be Captain in the Army of the James.
Autograph Letter Signed “A. Lincoln” as President, 1p, 5” x 8”. Executive Mansion, Washington, December 1, 1864. To the Secretary of War [Edwin M. Stanton]. Tiny snip at lower right corner. Tears in lower blank margin mended on verso with glassine. Light smudging with partial fingerprint. Fine condition.
In full, “Hon. George F. Miller, M.C. elect for the Harrisburg District, has a son Daniel B. Miller who for a long time has been acting Commissary of Subsistence, now wishes the appointment for him, with rank of Captain. He is now with the Army of the James. Let him be appointed. Yours truly A. Lincoln”

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