Lot 380
Abraham Lincoln Document Signed as President
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Being a partially printed military appointment on vellum, one page, folio, Washington, D. C., March 13, 1865, naming Benjamin W. Norris "Additional Paymaster of Volunteers" as of February 2, 1865, countersigned by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton with docketing signed by Assistant Adjutant General E. D. Townsend. Behind mat in modern wooden frame.

DOA 24.75 x 20.75 in.; SS 19.25 x 15.25 in.

No doubt a political appointee, bureaucrat and attorney Benjamin Norris of Maine held the rank of major as the Civil War ground to a close. At war's end he found himself in Alabama and remained to participate in the state's postwar reconstruction. Norris, a Republican, represented Alabama's 3rd District in the U. S. Congress and later pursued state politics until his somewhat premature death in Montgomery.

Fold creases; fading to inscribed lines and signatures; not examined out of the frame; overall very good condition.

$2,000 - 3,000