RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Show Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends April 14th
Space Auction Preview
Begins Apr 15
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2021 Auction Calendar
Jan 13
Jan 21
Feb 10
Feb 18
Mar 10
Mar 25
Apr 14
Apr 22
  View All Dates & Deadlines

Item 10 - Abraham Lincoln Catalog 580 (Apr 2020)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Sold Price: $15,301.25 (includes buyer's premium)


ALS signed “A. Lincoln,” one page both sides, 8 x 10, December 4, 1858, penned at the conclusion of a letter sent to him by a client requesting his legal opinion. Lincoln's response, in full: "You have no lawful right to keep outsiders out by any contrivance whatever. You have the lawful right to prefer one fair creditor to another. In your case, you better mortgage all your real and personal property to your Father and Brother to indemnify them as your sureties. Make two mortgages, one for the real estate, and the other for the personal. In both recite truly the debts for which they are your sureties. Be careful that both mortgages are made acknowledged and recorded according to law. The greater danger of a mistake in this particular is as to the Chattel Mortgage; and, as to it, better refer to the Statute of Chattel Mortgages. I think such a course a better one than any to be affected through a deed of Trust. Any contrivance to give time in a deed of Trust would be held to be fraudulent." Impressively cloth-matted and framed with two engraved plaques, a portrait of Lincoln, and a copy of the front of the letter, to an overall size of 41 x 17.5; the frame backing features a window for viewing the opposite side of the letter. In fine condition. A highly desirable, boldly penned autograph letter from the period that brought him from senatorial defeat in 1858 to presidential success just two years later.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.