A Student of History

June 22, 2006

History in a Bank Vault

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Maass @ 1:40 pm

There is a great article in the Washington Post of June 20 about a trove of documents in a bank vault in DC, belonging to the now defunct Riggs Bank.  In it are letters and checks written by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Theodore Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Brigham Young and Gen. John Pershing.  The article notes that "Lincoln, among 23 U.S. presidents who were Riggs customers, opened an account shortly after his inauguration in 1861, and Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, closed his."

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