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Springfield Illinois Document Discovery

1w ago
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A present day merger has turned up some pretty historic documents, sources say. With the combining of mortuaries Butler Funeral Homes of Springfield and Boardman-Smith Funeral Home, many old documents have resurfaced in the capital. Among them is a list that may have been from the services of famous first lady, Mary Todd Lincoln. Reports reflect a $280 bill for her 1882 memorial costs, found among "stacks of fragile ledgers." Verifiers are continuing to sort and research the additional finds.