Abraham Lincoln handwritten page to auction

A signed, handwritten page of Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address is to highlight a sale at Heritage Auctions.

The lot dates to 1865 and was discovered tucked into an autograph book belonging to the son of Lincoln's secretary of the interior John Palmer Usher.

Abraham Lincoln speech
Abraham Lincoln wrote the manuscript in 1865

It reads: "With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God fives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve, and cherish a just, and a lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations."

The autograph book, which is included in the lot, features signatures from a range of famous names - including General William Tecumseh Sherman and vice president Andrew Johnson.

The lot is expected to sell for in excess of $1m in the November 4-5 auction in New York.

A chair that Lincoln posed in for a series of iconic photographs is up for auction at Bonhams.

A letter written by George Washington on the Battle of Cape Henry (1781) is expected to make $100,000-150,000 at the Heritage sale

The continental army failed to capture the traitor Benedict Arnold in the attack.

It's addressed to Major General Alexander McDougall and reads: "The Expedition against Arnold has failed-after the favourable moment (occasioned by the disability of part of the British Ships in Gardner's bay) was suffered to pass away, I never was sanguine in it-but the object being great, the risk was warrantable."

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