PRESIDENT LINCOLN AND GENERAL GRANT / ON PEACE AND WAR/ [followed by an "Interview with the President" and a "Letter of General Grant]. At bottom: "For sale by all News Agents. Price, $1 per 100."

[New York: National Union Executive Committee], 1864. Printed broadside, 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, title in large capitals, the second line bold, printed in two columns separated by a thin line; the Lincoln interview, conducted by Judge John T. Mills, takes up the first column, Grant's letter, a poem "On the Chicago Surrender" by Bayard Taylor (BAL 19689c), and a short note, the second; publisher and place from American Antiquarian Society cataloguing, comparing similar campaign documents. A campaign ad for Lincoln's re-election in 1864: "So long as I am president, [the war] shall be carried on for the sole purpose of restoring the Union. But no human power can subdue this Rebellion without the use the emancipation policy" (Lincoln); "the enemy are exceedingly anxious to hold out until after the Presidential election ... they hope election of a peace candidate" (Grant). OCLC locates 18 copies, but none in the south. Scarce in trade, with one copy sold at auction in the past 40 years ($650 in 1998; ABPC, 1976-2018). Some wear and soiling at the extremities, but very good. Folded (tear in central fold, affecting several letters). (10779). Item #64410

Price: $1,250.00

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