2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) was the 17th president of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. He assumed the presidency following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, as he was vice president at that time. Johnson was a Democrat who ran with Lincoln on the National Union Party ticket, coming to office as the Civil War concluded. Autograph Letter Signed, "Andrew Johnson", 1p, 8" x 10", Washington City, March 14, 1853. Invisibly tipped to a border, mentioned only for accuracy. Flattened mailing folds. Very light creasing and minor soiling. In fine condition and boldly signed. In full: "It is with much pleasure that I recommend to your favorable consideration Mr. Thomas Champion, who is now employed as Master Boiler Maker in the Navy and Machinesmith. From what I know of Mr. Champion personally and general reputation, I have no hesitation in stating, that he is a practical mechanic in the proper sense of the term - he is a man of industrious habits and entirely trustworthy. He was appointed to his present position in consequence of a vacancy caused by death. Since his appointment I am informed he has given general satisfaction to all and has discharged all the duties pertaining to the position, with advantage to the Government and credit to himself."
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Andrew Johnson Superb Autograph Letter Signed Regarding Navy

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Minimum Bid: $1,200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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