INTERESTING 1861 LETTER FROM GENERAL JOHN C. FREMONT AS COMMANDER OF THE WESTERN ARMIES DURING THE CIVIL WAR, PROMOTING AN OFFICER, LAWYER, AND ELECTOR FROM OHIO KNOWN TO LINCOLN TO THE RANK OF MAJOR, ENDORSED AND SIGNED BY PRESIDENT LINCOLN
LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed. Washington, DC, 1861.
An interesting Lincoln signed endorsement as President during the Civil War, on an autograph letter signed from renowned western explorer, military officer, politician, and Presidential candidate General John C. Frémont, writing as Commander of the Western Armies promoting Richard Corwine to Major, "subject to the approval and confirmation of the President of the United States," with Lincoln's endorsement on the verso: "Approved. A. Lincoln." A prominent Ohio lawyer and Republican elector, Corwine and Lincoln corresponded before the Republican convention; Corwine was a member of the Ohio delegation that famously changed a number of its votes to put Lincoln over the top as nominee on the fourth ballot. $25,000.