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ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865) Cheque signed "A. LINCOLN", payable to R.H. Beach

Springfield, 28 February 1859 Printed check, drawn on the Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Company, accomplished by Lincoln in favor of R. H. Beach for $12, printed in blue ink on paper by Richards & Smith, railroad vignette at left border. Neat cancellation slits and hole-punch, mounting remnants on verso. 7 x 19 cm Richard H.Beach was a merchant in Springfield and an early settler there. Henry E.Pratt's The Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln, confirms, page 157, that Lincoln's account paid a $12.00 check on this date.