Bidding on an autograph letter by Abraham Lincoln dating to 1864 stands at $10,871 at RR Auction, with the sale due to close on July 16.
The mid-civil war letter relates to the brother of William H Wallace, a close friend of Lincoln who was instrumental in establishing Idaho as a territory and at the time the letter was written had just been appointed its first governor.
It reads: "Gov. Wallace, now Delegate from Idaho, says a brother of his, John M. Wallace was, some time ago—last session of Congress—nominated & confirmed by the Senate, as an Additional Paymaster, but has never been commissioned or ordered to duty. Please inform me how this case stands."
Last year a pair of Lincoln's glasses sold for $84,422 in an online sale at Nate D Sanders.
A set of 32 documents signed by every king, queen and emperor of France from 1483 onwards is at $10,000.
From King Louis XI (1423-1483) to Napoleon III (1808-1873), the extraordinary lot encompasses more than half a millennium in the history of the French royals.
It was compiled by an avid collector and later bound into a handsome leather volume by an American millionaire in the early 1900s.
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