Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Manuscript Document Signed, 27 February 1865, Granting Pensions to Revolutionary War Veterans.
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Manuscript Document Signed, 27 February 1865, Granting Pensions to Revolutionary War Veterans. Parchment document granting a $300 per year pension to each of the five surviving Revolutionary War veterans, signed by President Lincoln, Vice President Hannibal Hamlin (1809-1891), and Speaker of the House Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885), inscribed on one side, matted and framed, faded, formerly rolled, 14 x 8 1/2 in.
One of likely five documents issued for delivery to: Lemuel Cook, of Hatfield, Massachusetts, ninety-eight years of age; Samuel Downing, of Carroll County, New Hampshire, ninety-eight years of age; William Hutchings, enlisted at Newcastle, Maine, 100 years of age; Alexander Maroney, enlisted at Lake George, New York, ninety-four years of age, and James Barham, who was a substitute for a drafted man in South Hampton County, Virginia, 101 years old.
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