Check Lincoln wrote day before assassination is found

 
Associated Press
Updated 1/14/2012 7:36 PM
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  • Acheck written by President Abraham Lincoln to himself from the First National Bank for $800 one day before he was assassinated is displayed at the Huntington Bank in Brooklyn, Ohio. Dozens of personal checks from former U.S. presidents, authors and other famous people, including one written by President Abraham Lincoln the day before he was assassinated, are part of a collection that has been rediscovered by an Ohio bank and is being displayed to the public.

    Acheck written by President Abraham Lincoln to himself from the First National Bank for $800 one day before he was assassinated is displayed at the Huntington Bank in Brooklyn, Ohio. Dozens of personal checks from former U.S. presidents, authors and other famous people, including one written by President Abraham Lincoln the day before he was assassinated, are part of a collection that has been rediscovered by an Ohio bank and is being displayed to the public. Associated Press/The Plain Dealer

  • A check written by President Abraham Lincoln to himself from the First National Bank for $800 one day before he was assassinated is displayed at the Huntington Bank in Brooklyn, Ohio. Dozens of personal checks from former U.S. presidents, authors and other famous people, including one written by President Abraham Lincoln the day before he was assassinated, are part of a collection that has been rediscovered by an Ohio bank and is being displayed to the public.

    A check written by President Abraham Lincoln to himself from the First National Bank for $800 one day before he was assassinated is displayed at the Huntington Bank in Brooklyn, Ohio. Dozens of personal checks from former U.S. presidents, authors and other famous people, including one written by President Abraham Lincoln the day before he was assassinated, are part of a collection that has been rediscovered by an Ohio bank and is being displayed to the public. Associated Press/The Plain Dealer

  • A check signed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of the United States from 1933-1945, is displayed at the Huntington Bank in Brooklyn, Ohio.

    A check signed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of the United States from 1933-1945, is displayed at the Huntington Bank in Brooklyn, Ohio. Associated Press/The Plain Dealer

  • Acheck signed by President George Washington is displayed at the Huntington Bank in Brooklyn, Ohio.

    Acheck signed by President George Washington is displayed at the Huntington Bank in Brooklyn, Ohio. Associated Press/The Plain Dealer

  • A check signed by John Quincy Adams, president of the United States from 1825-1929, is displayed at the Huntington Bank in Brooklyn, Ohio.

    A check signed by John Quincy Adams, president of the United States from 1825-1929, is displayed at the Huntington Bank in Brooklyn, Ohio. Associated Press/The Plain Dealer

  • Acheck signed by President Thomas Jefferson, s displayed at the Huntington Bank in Brooklyn,

    Acheck signed by President Thomas Jefferson, s displayed at the Huntington Bank in Brooklyn, Associated Press/The Plain Dealer

BROOKLYN, Ohio -- A personal check that Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was assassinated is among those that were rediscovered by an Ohio bank.

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that 70 checks were found in a vault at Huntington Bank's Columbus headquarters, including checks signed by George Washington, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and Thomas Edison. Some are being displayed at branches throughout the state.

The Lincoln check had been made out to "self" for $800.

The checks had been stored in a vault since at least 1983, when Huntington took over another bank. An employee had begun looking through old boxes last year, which led to the discovery of the checks.

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