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Exequatur of George H. Garlichs as Vice-Consul of Denmark at Cincinnati, Nov. 26, 1862

In this official authorization dated November 26, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln appointed George H. Garlichs Vice-Consul of Denmark. At the time of his appointment, Garlichs lived in Cincinnati and was a co-owner of Eggers & Company, wholesale manufacturers of gilt molding and frames located at 168 Main Street. An exequator is a written official recognition of a consul and guarantees the consul’s rights and privileges.

From the CMC Manuscript Collection: Mss fL736 Folio File.

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Exequatur of George Garlichs

Abraham Lincoln

President of the United States of America


Satisfactory evidence having been exhibited to me
that George H. Garlichs
has been appointed Vice-Consul of Denmark, at Cincinnati, Ohio,

I do hereby recognize him as such, and declare him free to exercise and enjoy such
functions, powers and privileges as are allowed to the Vice-Consuls
of the most favored Nations in the United States.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF I have caused these Letters to be made
Patent, and the Seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed.
Given under my hand at the City of Washington
the 26th day of November, A.D. 1862, and
of the Independence of the United States of America, the 87th.

By the President Abraham Lincoln

William H. Seward Secretary of State

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