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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Presidential authority to the Secretary of State to affix the seal to the pardon of John Woodcock].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00710 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 05 November 1862 Pagination: 1 p. 26 x 21 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00710 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 05 November 1862 Pagination: 1 p. 26 x 21 cm

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