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One of the earliest examples of Abraham Lincoln's handwriting known to exist. It probably dates from 1826, when Lincoln was 17 years old. Each side of the sheet is headed "Simple Interest" and contains arithmetic problems, as well as handwriting…

Washington's letter to Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia, refusing pecuniary reward for duties performed during the Revolutionary War.

The State of Virginia, in acknowledgement of Washington's service during the American Revolution, voted him…

In this letter to John Langdon, President pro tempore of the first Congress, George Washington accepts the Presidency of the United States, to which he had just been elected. He recognizes the need to be with Congress (then sitting in New York) as…
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