Abraham Lincoln Documents

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln photo courtesy of Library of Congress.

Appointment of Alfred Caldwell of Virginia as U.S. Consul at Honolulu, signed by U. S. President Abraham Lincoln on August 12, 1861.

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Document authorizing the U.S. Secretary of State to affix the U.S. Seal to the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, signed by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862.

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ARCHIVES IN THE NEWS: Civil War-era memo bearing Abraham Lincoln’s signature in Hawaii State Archives
     Lincoln Paper Mystery Deepens
     http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2009/Jun/09/ln/hawaii906090351.html
     June 9, 2009, Honolulu Advertiser

     Letter from Lincoln Found in State Archives
     http://archives.starbulletin.com/content/
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     June 9, 2009, Honolulu Star Bulletin

     Hawaii State Archives has Rare Lincoln Emancipation Document
     http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2009/Jun/08/br/hawaii90608029.html
     June 8, 2009, Honolulu Advertiser

Letter dated March 16, 1863, from U.S. President Abraham Lincoln to His Majesty King Kamehameha IV regarding the appointment of Mr. James McBride as Minister Resident of the United States in the Kingdom of Hawaii.

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On February 1864, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln sent a letter of condolence expressing his sorrow at hearing of Kamehameha IV’s death, but congratulating and extending offers of support to the new King.

King Kamehameha IV

King Kamehameha IV


King Kamehameha V

King Kamehameha V

King Kamehameha IV and V images are from Hawaii State Archives.
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Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter

ARCHIVES IN THE NEWS:  Abraham Lincoln documents referenced in a Honolulu Advertiser article on Thursday, February 12, 2009 about the connection between the islands and Lincoln: Lincoln reached out to grieving Hawaiian king in 1864.