President Abraham Lincoln Thanks a Jewish Philadelphian for the Gift of a Suit

July 15, 1864

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President Abraham Lincoln Thanks a Jewish Philadelphian for the Gift of a Suit
Autograph Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 356

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      Messrs. Rockhill and Wilson, clothiers, donated to the Philadelphia's 1864 Great Sanitary Fair a suit of clothes, made to Lincoln's measure, to be sold and then sent him; to Jewish civic leader L.J. Lieberman went the honor of presenting the gift. Here Lincoln thanks him and all concerned - and though misspelling Lieberman's name, he hand-writes not only the letter but the envelope, replete with frank.

      Autograph Letter Signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President, 1 page, octavo, Executive Mansion, Washington, July 15, 1864. To L.J. Lieberman (misspelled here as "Leberman") of Philadelphia. With an Autograph Envelope, Franked "A. Lincoln", duodecimo, stamped "Washington / Free."
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      Executive Mansion,

      Washington, July 15. 1864.

      L. J. Leberman [sic], Esq.

      My dear Sir:

      The suit of garments sent by you, on behalf of Messrs. Rockhill & Wilson, came duly to hand; and for which you and they will please accept my thanks.

      Yours truly

      A Lincoln

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      A Lincoln

      L. J. Leberman [sic]. Esq

      No. 22, North Third Street

      Philadelphia.