Posted: Mar 6, 2012 7:46 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Mar 6, 2012 7:46 PM
Source: Associated Press
A document signed by President Abraham Lincoln and members of his cabinet found in a old book is expected to be sold for about $35,000. The sheet of paper with the signatures was sold in 1864 as a donation from the president to benefit Civil War soldiers. Five such documents are known to exist. The Raab Collection of Philadelphia is selling the document after it was recently discovered bound inside a history book from the 19th century. Lincoln's cabinet was a "team of rivals" including his competitors for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1860.