Boldly penned Civil War–dated handwritten endorsement signed as president, “A. Lincoln, Nov. 13. 1861,” penned on the reverse of the second integral pages of a letter written to him by Judge John D. Caton, one page, 5 x 8, September 13, 1861. Lincoln’s autograph endorsement, in full: “Respectfully submitted to the War Department.” Judge Caton’s letter, in part: “Allow me to call your attention to a note…recommending Col. A. H. Redfield for an appointment in the commissary department of the volunteer forces…He is in every respect eminently qualified for such a position.” In fine condition, with unobtrusive repairs to separated intersecting folds (not affecting the bright, clean panel boasting Lincoln’s signature). At the time he wrote this letter Judge Caton was chief justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois, and knew Lincoln from his past involvement in state law and politics—Lincoln was an attorney in 214 cases in the Illinois Supreme Court while Caton was on the bench. An excellent association piece with a superior example of Lincoln’s presidential autograph. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.
Abraham Lincoln Civil War–dated handwritten endorsement signed as president