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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Authority to affix the seal to the pardon of Henry Fort

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01827 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington Type: Document signed Date: 1863/01/10 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 26 x 21 cm

Washington, 10th January, 1863
I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the pardon of Henry Fort, dated this day and signed by me and for so doing this shall be his warrant.
Abraham Lincoln

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