Hawaii archives holds mystery Lincoln document





But how did an innocuous Civil War-era memo bearing Abraham Lincoln's signature end up in the state archives of Hawaii, which was still a kingdom at the time? State researchers are trying to find out.

The memo dated Sept. 22, 1862, orders the secretary of state at the time to affix the U.S. seal to a separate piece of paper, a proclamation dated the same day.

Hawaii records indicate they've had the memo — but not the proclamation — for at least 74 years.





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