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Fragment of Envelope free-franked by Abraham Lincoln
Fragment of Envelope free-franked by Abraham Lincoln
Resource Typeimage
TitleFragment of Envelope free-franked by Abraham Lincoln
Coverage / Year1847 to 1848; Mid-Victorian
DescriptionFragment of white envelope, free-franked by Abraham Lincoln. Sent to Mrs. Sprigg, Lincoln's Washington DC landlady for the room he rented while serving as a U.S. Representative from 1847-1849. Also legible is the word "Resent". Dimensions are 3 3/16" long, and 5 1/2" wide.
InterpretationMembers of Congress were and are still allowed to sign the upper corner of the envelope instead of using stamps to mail items. This envelope probably held a rent check from Lincoln to Mrs. Sprigg, his landlady in Washington, DC.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican communities in history; Choosing the Lincoln Statue; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
SourceFound in north kitchen wall, Lincoln Home
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; U.S. Congress; U.S. Mail; Franking privilege
Collection PublisherLincoln Home National Historic Site
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierLIHO 1309
CONTENTdm file name14002216102002_1309.jpg
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