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1860 Presidential Campaign Abraham Lincoln & Hannibal Hamlin Cover Free-Franked by Congressman John B. Alley
1860 Presidential Campaign, Abraham Lincoln & Hannibal Hamlin, Jugate Campaign Postal Cover, Postally Used, Free-Franked by Civil War Massachusetts Congressman John B. Alley, Rare Walcott 196 variation, Choice Very Fine.
This original 1861 Postal Cover has Engraved Dual Jugate Portraits at left with a colorful Red & Blue printed American Flag & verse at right. Congressional Free Frank & Washington, DC, May 21, 1861 Circular Date Stamp on cover to Reading, Mass., having a partial backflap and trivial edge flaws from when opened. A handsome Patriotic use cover of a 1860 Presidential Campaign design (the Campaign issue without the addition of the Flag was cataloged by Dr. James Milgram as AL-99 in Abraham Lincoln Illustrated Envelopes and Letter Paper 1860-1865).
A "Free-Soiler" who joined the new Republican Party, Alley (1817-1896) served in Congress throughout the Civil War. Alley was one of the Members to Helped to Pass the 13th Amendment! Interestingly, during his tenure under Abraham Lincoln, Alley served as Chairman of the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads... a post well-known to Lincoln aficionados. A historic 1860 Presidential Campaign, Abraham Lincoln & Hannibal Hamlin rarity.