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Frank and Virginia Williams
This handwritten note, dated March 31, 1840, was written from Henry A. Wise to P.R. Fendall, Esq. to inform Fendall that the enclosed letters were "for the purpose of franking to the persons named in them." The term "franking referred to franking privileges—the ability to send mail by one's signature rather than by postage. This note was found tipped into volume two of Abraham Lincoln : A History by John G. Nicolay and John Hay.
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Franking privilege--United States
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Nicolay and Hay’s Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2, page 262-263
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E457 .N653 2011 V.2, pages 304-305, Original Documents and Original photographs in Nicolay and Hay’s Abraham Lincoln , Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries