Artifacts

Creator

Abraham Lincoln

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Creator Role

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Description

The object is a partially printed discharge paper for George Warburton, a private in Abraham Lincoln's company during the Black Hawk War. The paper was completed and signed by Lincoln. It is secured inside of a cream-hued mat.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

11 September 1832

Inscription

recto: I CERTIFY, That George Warburton volunteered and served / as a private in the Company of Mounted Volunteers under my / command, in the Regiment commanded by Col. SAMUEL M. THOMPSON, in the Brigade under the com- / mand of Generals S. WHITESIDE and H. ATKINSON, called into the service of the United States by / the Commander-in-Chief of the Militia of the State, for the protection of the North Western Frontier / against an Invasion of the British Band of Sac and other tribes of Indians,-that he was enrolled on the / 21st day of April 1832 and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED on the / 7th day of June thereafter, having served 48 days / Given under my hand, this 11th day of September 1832. / A Lincoln Capt.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

autograph (manuscripts)

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

8185

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Black Hawk War Military Discharge Papers for George Warburton. Signed by Abraham Lincoln.

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