Letters (correspondence) Manuscripts, American -- 19th century. Manuscripts, American -- 20th century.
Consists of three folders, each containing one item. One item is a legal letter dated 22 January 1852 in Springfield, Ill. to H. M. Weed of Lewistown, Ill. This is accompanied by a letter of 24 December 1934 from E. B. Robinette of Philadelphia to George Wharton Pepper, presenting the Lincoln letter to him. Also includes a clipping from a seller's catalogue describing the Lincoln letter and three typewritten transcriptions of its contents. All of these are in a full Morocco slip case. The second item is an Executive Order dated 30 June 1863, to raise troops in the fourth district of Pennsylvania. The third item is only loosely connected with Lincoln. It is a letter dated 1 February 1931 in Washington from "Bertie" to "Margaret," possibly Bertie's sister-in-law. In the letter Bertie discusses a clock that has been in his family for some years, which Margaret has been trying to sell. Bertie mentions that his father had supposedly acquired the clock in partial payment for his services in "hauling the personal effects of Mrs. Lincoln when they moved." He adds that an article containing this account of the clock's history had appeared in the Washington Post at the time of his father's death, and that the last person who would know for certain, a Mrs. Cook, "was buried 2 or 3 years ago at the ripe old age of 98." He also alludes to his difficulties caused by the Depression.
Letter of 1852 was gift of G. W. Pepper,2 July 1947.