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EDWIN M. STANTON(1814 - 1869) Secretary of War in Abraham Lincoln's cabinet whose dismissal by Andrew Johnson led to impeachment hearings for the president. Fine association and content, war-date A.L.S. 3pp. 8vo., Washington, Dec. 4, 1864, to the famed abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher, thanking him for strengthening him with inspiration and appreciation of the burdens of his office that "...will serve to dispel the gloom and despondency that, as you rightly judged, does some times in moments of physical meanings, gather upon my brain and press heavily upon my heart...". He continues: "...Let me tell you that often, in dark hours, you have come before me, and I have longed to hear your voice, feeling that above all other men you could cheer strengthen guide and uphold me...in the great battle where by God's Providence it has fallen upon me to hold a post and perform a duty beyond any...strength...There are some points involved in or developed by the present contest on which I wish to commune with you before long...". Mounted to another sheet, very good condition.
Estimate $ 400-500

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