Tazewell County Lincoln document on view for 211th birthday

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American politician Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865). Original Artwork:Daguerreotype attributed to Nicholas Shepherd. (Photo by Nicholas Shepherd/Getty Images)

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — A mortgage document presented to Abraham Lincoln in 1844 in Tazewell County will be on display Wednesday in Pekin for the late president’s 211th birthday.

Historians will present historical background about the document later that evening. The Pekin Daily Times reports that the Tazewell County Recorder of Deeds announced last week that the newly discovered document was presented to Lincoln, then a lawyer, on Sept. 10, 1844.

The mortgage on 234 acres of farmland located near Tremont was for $284.94 and used as collateral on a debt for legal services Lincoln provided.

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