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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This handwritten letter, dated June 15, 1864, is written from W. H. Emery to General Benham wherein W. H. Emery provides a recommendation to fill the vacancy in the office of Assistant Adjutant General of the 19th Army Corps. Abraham Lincoln's endorsement is at the very bottom of the second page, written sideways with his signature and the date, August 5, 1864. The paper is stained in multiple places and crease lines are visible.
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Correspondence; Military appointments
Mississippi State University Libraries, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Original Manuscript Collection, Series 2: Abraham Lincoln Legal Documents, 1837-1859, Box 1, Folder 52
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Letter, W. H. Emery to General Benham, June 15, 1864, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.