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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This signature of Gideon Welles is clipped from a larger page and is signed "Very respectfully your ob't serv't, Gideon Welles, Sec'y of the Navy." Welles was the United States Secretary of the Navy from 1861 to 1869, a cabinet post he was awarded after supporting Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 election.
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Signatures; Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878
Mississippi State University Libraries, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Original Manuscript Collection, Series 5: Miscellaneous Materials, 1838-1931, Box 1, Folder 186
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Signature, Gideon Welles, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.