Lot #32
Abraham Lincoln Signed Check

One week after being named the Republican presidential candidate, Lincoln writes a check to his brother-in-law
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Estimate: $10000+

Description

One week after being named the Republican presidential candidate, Lincoln writes a check to his brother-in-law

Exceptional Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Company check, 7.25 x 2.25, filled out and signed by Lincoln, "A. Lincoln," payable to his brother-in-law, C. M. Smith, for $122.75, May 25, 1860. In fine condition, with small holes to the vignette and at center. Clark Moulton Smith, who was married to Ann Todd, sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, was a successful Springfield merchant who operated five stores in the city: dry goods, clothing and shoe stores, a pharmacy, and a grocery market. According to the stores' ledgers, the Lincolns regularly bought clothes and dry goods from Smith, along with staples such as sugar and coffee. At the time Lincoln wrote this check, he had just been nominated as his party's candidate for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago on May 18th. A superb piece of Lincolniana.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #618 - Ended October 13, 2021





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