Jul 20, 2010

Donner Party member carried Lincoln documents on journey

Donner Party member James Reed and his family carried muster rolls with Lincoln’s name on them among their treasured heirlooms, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum said in a statement released Monday.donner-party
A team of librarians, historians and handwriting experts combined forces to confirm that Lincoln’s writing was on one of the documents, which list Lincoln and volunteer soldiers who fought in the 1832 Black Hawk War.


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