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Collection Reference Number GLC01484
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1861 
Title Authority to affix the seal to letter of marque to R. B. Forbes
Date 8 October 1861
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Authorization signed by President Lincoln for the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a letter of marque granted to the propeller "Pembroke," owned by R.B. Forbes. Document was previously framed and discoloration has occurred where the document was exposed to the sunlight.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Maritime  President  Government and Civics  Union Forces  Pirates  Commerce  Merchants and Trade  Privateering  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945