Check of Abraham Lincoln to W. W. Watson and Son, 19 December 18551
Pay to W. W. Watson & Son or Bearer,
Fortyone & 72/100 Dollars
In Current Bank Bills.
$ 41 72/1002
A. Lincoln
1Abraham Lincoln filled out this partially printed document.
2Although it is uncertain what Lincoln purchased, such a large amount of money to W. W. Watson & Son, a confectionery, suggests a large gathering or party.
Harry E. Pratt, The Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, IL: The Abraham Lincoln Association, 1943), 92.

Copy of Partially Printed Document Signed, 1 page(s). Abraham Lincoln Association Files, Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).