Highly desirable Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Company check, 7.5 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Lincoln, "A. Lincoln," (with the exception of the pay order line) payable to Corneau & Diller for $24.70, February 1, 1860. In fine condition.
While residing in Springfield, Illinois from 1855 to 1861, the Lincoln family were regular patrons of the Corneau and Diller Drug Store, with one of the owners, Charles Corneau, likely politically acquainted with Lincoln given that they were both members of the Whig party. Among the various medicines and supplies Lincoln is known to have purchased there were brandy, a liniment containing hemlock, and sticks of cough candy made with opium.
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