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SALMON P. CHASE. Partly Printed DS: "S P Chase" as Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury, 1p, 8x10. Washington, D.C., 1862 July 30. Begins: "Sir". In full: "The bond, whereof you have transmitted a certified copy in your letter of the 28th inst, given by D. A. Brayton and sureties, for premises known as 'Brayton's warehouse' as a warehouse of Class 3, is hereby approved. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant." At left margin, annotation signed: "Charles King" as Collector of Customs, Fall River, Massachusetts. In full: "The obligors will be held, according to their bond to pay a sum equal to the pay of the Inspector in charge of their warehouse." Ink note (unknown hand) at upper margin: "Received. August 5, 1862". Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873), a candidate for the 1860 Republican presidential nomination, served as Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury from 1861 until his resignation in October 1864. Two months later, Lincoln appointed him Chief Justice, a position in which Chase served until his death in 1873. In one of his first acts, Chase appointed John Rock as the first Black attorney to argue cases before the Supreme Court. In March 1868, Chase presided over the impeachment trial of President Johnson in the U.S. Senate. Chase was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination that year, but he lost support because of his support for voting rights for Black men. Lightly creased and soiled. Ink has spread at some words. Binding holes at blank left margin, irregular cut at upper edge. Overall, fine condition.

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Born: January 13, 1808 in Cornish, New Hampshire
Died: May 7, 1873 in New York City, New York

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