The check, for $800, was written to "self" and drawn on the First National Bank of Washington, D.C. According to Eiler, the check was reportedly used to get cash to pay debts ran up by his wife, who was known to be a big spender. An $800 tab would be the equivalent of $11,260 today.They also found many other historic checks! This included one from Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Huntington Bank in Ohio recently rediscovered a check Lincoln wrote the day before he was shot:One check on display was written by Abraham Lincoln on April 13, 1865 -- the day before he was shot and two days before he died.