Marriage License for Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd, 4 November 18421
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
To any Minister of the Gospel, or other authorised Person–GREETING.
THESE are to License and permit you to join in the holy bands of Matrimony Abraham2 Lincoln and Mary Todd of the County of Sangamon and State of Illinois, and for so doing, this shall be your sufficient warrant.
Given under my hand and seal of office, at Springfield, in said County this 4th day of Novemb[November] 1842 .
N W Matheny Clerk.
[endorsement]
11/04/1842
Solemnized on the same 4th day of Nov.[November] 1842
Charles Dresser3

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Abraham4 Lincoln To Mary Todd
No. 2788
1Noah W. Matheny filled in the blanks of this partially-printed document and signed it. Lincoln and Mary Todd were married the same day.
2Someone, possibly Matheny, changed “Abram” to “Abraham”.
3Charles Dresser authored and signed the endorsement.
4Someone, possibly Matheny, changed “Abram” to “Abraham”.

Partially Printed Document Signed, 2 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL)