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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
11 September 1832
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.
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