A long-missing certificate with Abraham Lincoln’s signature was found last week at a college in Pennsylvania by the school president, who knew it was there but had never looked for it. James Douthat, the retiring president of Lycoming College, was cleaning out his closet when he found the 150-year-old document.
Douthat was pulling out what he thought was an access panel to plumbing when he discovered a framed certificate, dated 1863, which named the college’s founder a Civil War chaplain, according to The Associated Press.
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