“Lost Lincoln Letter Donated To National Archives”

A Lincoln letter, which surface on an online auction several years ago, has been restored to the public trust.

Excerpt from the NPR story:

by Deborah Tedford
NPR.org, May 28, 2009 · The National Archives on Thursday added a new prize to its collection of historic documents — a letter written in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln penned the two-sentence missive about a personnel issue to Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase on executive mansion stationery on Nov. 14, 1863 — just five days before delivering the Gettysburg Address.

Read the full article here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104662442


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