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ROBERT TODD LINCOLN - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 02/25/1884 - HFSID 251815

ROBERT TODD LINCOLN This letter regarding an Army officer named Sergeant Hall is signed by the politician and dated 1884 Manuscript letter signed: "Robert T. Lincoln" as Secretary of War, 1½p, 8x10¼. Washington City, 1884 February 25.

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ROBERT TODD LINCOLN
This letter regarding an Army officer named Sergeant Hall is signed by the politician and dated 1884
Manuscript letter signed: "Robert T. Lincoln" as Secretary of War, 1½p, 8x10¼. Washington City, 1884 February 25. On War Department letterhead to Brooks K. Webber, Esqr., Hillsborough Bridge, New Hampshire. In full: "Acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the 17th instant inquiring whether a man called 'Sergeant Hall,' who is stated to have formerly been in the Regular Army, is employed in this Department. I beg to inform you that the Register of Civilian employees of this Department contains the name of Henry O. Hall, of Iowa, and of John T. Hall, of Michigan, but it does not appear from the papers in their cases that either of them was ever in the Regular Army. Very respectfully". Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926), the eldest and only surviving son of President Abraham Lincoln, was Secretary of War in Garfield's Cabinet (1881-1885) and U.S. Minister to Great Britain from 1889-1893. In 1897, upon the death of George Pullman, Lincoln, who had moved to Chicago in May 1865, the month after his father's assassination, became acting President of Pullman's company. He served as permanent President from 1901-1911 and Chairman of the Board from 1911-1922. Lincoln was present at three presidential assassinations (those of his father, and of Garfield and McKinley). He made his last public appearance on May 30, 1922 at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Lightly creased. Folds, not at signature. Rust stains at blank left margin, which is chipped, resulting in 2 pinhead-size holes at mid-vertical fold. Lightly shaded, browned on verso of blank integral leaf. Otherwise, fine condition.

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