President Abraham Lincoln Appoints a Postmaster

Countersigned by Secretary of State William Seward

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George Bowen was a noted attorney in Genesee County, New York. He started his career in public service as town clerk and then became county district attorney. In 1862 President Lincoln appointed him postmaster, and he remained in that post until 1866. Later he served in the New York State Senate.

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President Abraham Lincoln Appoints a Postmaster

Countersigned by Secretary of State William Seward

George Bowen was a noted attorney in Genesee County, New York. He started his career in public service as town clerk and then became county district attorney. In 1862 President Lincoln appointed him postmaster, and he remained in that post until 1866. Later he served in the New York State Senate.

Document signed, Washington, January 22, 1862, naming Bowen “Deputy Postmaster at Batavia” for a term of four years. As attractive a Lincoln document as you can find. Countersigned by Secretary of State William Seward.

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