“A letter written by former US President Abraham Lincoln to a schoolboy nearly 150 years ago is to go on sale for $60,000 in Philadelphia,” reports the BBC. “The handwritten, signed note confirms the pair met and was sent two weeks after the Lincoln’s inauguration. The letter reads: ‘Whom it may concern, I did see and talk with master George Evans Patten, last May, at Springfield, Illinois. Respectfully, A Lincoln.’ Lincoln put pen to paper after the boy’s teacher wrote to him. Nathan Raab, vice-president of the Raab Collection, which is selling the letter, said there were no other known surviving letters written by Lincoln to a child.”
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