Abraham Lincoln



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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams


The first handwritten letter, dated March 6, 1857, is written from James Buchanan to Jeremiah S. Black wherein he offers a cabinet post to his friend. This letter is a copy of the original that has been attached to a page with the caption "Buchanan Offers Cabinet Post to a Friend" and includes a footnote identifiying who James Buchanan is. The header of the page reads "Presidents of the United States". The second handwritten letter, dated January 12, 1863, is written from President Abraham Lincoln to the Secretary of War, Edwin McMasters Stanton. The letter, written on Executive Mansion letterhead, suggests promotions to new posts for Schurz and Stalk and is signed "Yours truly, A. Lincoln". This letter is a copy of the original that is attatched a page captioned "A Superbly Preserved Lincoln Letter Recommending Two Generals for Promotion." The header of the page reads "Matthew Bennett International".

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Time Period

1850-1859; 1860-1869


Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Buchanan, James, 1791-1868; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Presidents--United States

Geographic Location

Washington, (D. C.)

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Format (original)


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Digital ID



Mississippi State University Libraries, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Carl Schurz collection, Correspondence Collection, Box: 1, Folder 1


The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana Repository

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

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Letter, Abraham Lincoln to Edwin Stanton, January 12, 1863 and Letter, James Buchanan to Jeremiah S. Black, March 6, 1863



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