Internally makes incredible discovery of unknown papers written by Abraham Lincoln in 1844
Discovery: A university student came across unknown documents written by Abraham Lincoln
University student David Spriegel was in his second week of a summer internship when he made the discovery of his life.
The 21-year-old, who had just finished his junior year at St. Mary & # 39; s University in Minnesota, prepared a stack of old papers to be stored and stored in a database.
While he was examining the documents by the appropriate name Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois he saw a small inscription that had previously been overlooked.
It read: & # 39; The above memorandum is in the inscription of Abraham Lincoln. – M. Hay & # 39 ;.
The 167 year old documents are handwritten memos with information about pieces of land that are bought and sold in Springfield, dating from the days of the future president as a lawyer in that city.
The intended recipient, Milton Hay, a clerk in the Stuart and Lincoln office, would have recognized his handwriting.
Experts have now confirmed that the documents are authentic Lincolns and will join the more than 1800 other original manuscripts of the president in the museum.
Memorabilia regarding the 16th President of the United States can collect thousands of dollars and even items related to Lincoln & # 39; s dog Fido are patched up by enthusiasts.
Lincoln, who was murdered by well-known actor John Wilkes Booth on April 15, 1865, was the first Republican president when he was elected in 1860.
A spokesperson told the American newspaper Daily Herald that such a find is indeed very unusual, especially for someone as green as Spriegel.
& # 39; They are a rare find, to be sure – one or two such documents appear every year or so & # 39 ;, said museum spokesman David Blanchette.
& # 39; Such & # 39; n discovery is rarely made by an inexperienced trainee.
& # 39; They are usually researchers with many, many years of experience, & # 39; said Blanchette.
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