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The object is a facsimile copy of a letter written by Abraham Lincoln to Major Ramsey. The letter is a promotional item for The Lakeside Press sent as a sample of their work. It is enclosed in a blue folder that contains descriptive information.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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4 7/8 X 8 inches
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paper (fiber product)
Executive Mansion / Oct. 17, 1861 / Majr. Ramsey / My dear Sir / The Lady- bearer of / this- says she has two sons / who want to work- Set them / at it, if possible- Wanting / to work is so rare a want, / that it should be encouraged / Yours truly / A. Lincoln
Lakeside Press (Chicago, Ill.); Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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