Rare Abe Lincoln tie to NRA shows up at auction

(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) — A rare link between former President Abraham Lincoln and the National Rifle Association has appeared at auction, and collectors are already bidding up the price.

Alexander Historical Auctions, the Maryland-based auction house that focuses on U.S. and international historic artifacts, is offering Lincoln’s hand-signed appointment of a Civil War captain who later became the co-founder of the NRA and its second president.

“Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and abilities of William C. Church I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Commissary

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