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In this document, Abraham Lincoln proclaims that William F. Nast, then a fresh-faced 21 year old, was to be named the Consul at the United States of America at Stuttgart, Germany. Nast, the father of entrepreneur Conde Nast, served at this post until 1865. This document also functions as a written request to the King of Wurttemburg, the province in which Stuttgart is located, to recognize Nast as the rightful Consul in Stuttgart.
This document was signed on the nineteenth of June, 1861 by Abraham Lincoln and his secretary of state, William Seward. Both men used black pen to sign their names. Their signatures have aged beautifully, and remain pristine and clear. This document measures 14 x 18 inches. This item comes with an LOA from PSA/DNA (AB12538).
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