ABRAHAM LINCOLN HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED AS PRESIDENT
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” On December 12, 1864, Daniel B. Miller was among those nominated by President Lincoln “To be commissaries of subsistence with the rank of captain.” On February 14, 1865, it was “Resolved, That the Senate advise and consent to the appointment…” Republican George F. Miller (1809-1885) represented Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives from March 4, 1865 to March 3, 1869
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