Abraham Lincoln’s death certificate is now up for sale

Sep 25, 2021 | Celebrity Auctions

By Kerry J. Byrne

You can soon own a tragic piece of American history.

Abraham Lincoln’s Illinois death certificate is heading to the online auction block for the cool sum of $425,000, TMZ reports.

While largely perfunctory, the document reveals the president’s estate was worth $85,000, about $1.4 million in today’s dollars. Not bad for an honest man born in a Kentucky log cabin.

The certificate lists the date of Lincoln’s assassination, April 14, 1865, and his survivors: wife, Mary, and children, Robert and Thomas. It is signed by Supreme Court Justice David Davis, one of Lincoln’s longtime friends and political allies.

Lincoln was shot and killed in Washington D.C. of course. But the Great Emancipator is interred today in Springfield, Ill., where he arrived in May 1865, with the remains of his deceased son Willie, after a 1,600-mile funeral tour by train from the nation’s capital.

Source: https://nypost.com/2021/09/25/abraham-lincolns-death-certificate-is-now-up-for-sale/

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