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Guide to the Abraham Lincoln Indian Agent Appointment Document for Alfred R. Elder
MS-M046  
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Description
Collection comprises one printed document appointing Alfred R. Elder to be Agent for the Indians in Washington Territory, with signatures of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, and John Palmer Usher, Secretary of the Interior.
Background
Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, was born February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. He was assassinated on April 14, 1865, at Ford's Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth.
Extent
0.3 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.
Availability
Collection open for research.