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Petition to Abraham Lincoln for recruitment of black troops
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"Abe/Hirschfeld/for U.S.Senate." Blue letters on white.
Abraham Hirschfeld (1919-2005), a real-estate developer, had many failed campaigns for political office, including Congress, New York City council, Manhattan Borough president, and state comptroller. In 2004 he ran as a third party candidate for U.S. Senate from New York.
Gift of Glen Fleischman
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