Draft! Draft!! [Civil War]

BROADSIDE

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Place Published: Ne York
Publisher: German Flats Town Board
Date Published: 1865

Description: Broadside. Sheet measures 10 x 13".

Comments: This original draft broadside was issued three months before the war ended to comply with President Lincoln's request to fill a quota for 300,000 men. Interestingly, there is no notice for substitutes. Instead, the township requests: "[those] who desire to be exempt there from, to contribute, immediately, such sum as shall be considered equitable and proper, to equalize the burden between the two classes..." The broadside is a choice example that is free of foxing and the usual fraying along the borders. Intersecting folds are almost invisible. An exceptional memento from Lincoln's very last Draft call.

Language: English
Type: Prints

Book ID: 252160


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