Executive Branch Free Franks


Presidential Free Frank cover
FREE FRANK SGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S PRIVATE SECRETARY, JOHN NICOLAY, ca. 1861-1865. The cover is addressed to the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt, who presided over the trial of those accused in the conspiracy to assassinate Lincoln.
War Department Free Frank cover
COVER FRANKED WITH EDWIN M. STANTON'S SIGNATURE, ca. 1862-1868. Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln's secretary of war, addressed this undated cover to Clerk of the House of Representatives Edward McPherson, who served 1863-1875.
Military Civil War Free Frank cover
COVER FRANKED BY REAR ADMIRAL JOHN A. DAHLGREN'S SIGNATURE, ca. 1863-1865. Dahlgren commanded the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War. The cover is addressed to the commander of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
Free Frank cover from Citizen to Pension Office with 1c Blood local
PENSIONER FREE FRANK TO THE PENSION BUREAU, 1856. Pensioners could use the free privilege for correspondence addressed to the Pension Bureau. The Blood City Local Post stamp paid for delivery to the post office and is canceled "PHILADELPHIA / AUG / 20 / PM."