|State of Illinois||)|
|County of Sangamon||)|
I, Mary Edwards Brown, of the City of Springfield, in the county and
State aforesaid, do hereby certify that I am the grand-daughter of that
Ninian Edwards who, in 1833 married Elizabeth P. Todd, a sister of Mary
Todd, afterwards the wife of Abraham Lincoln; that Mary Todd lived with
her sister, Mrs. Ninian Edwards, and was married to Abraham Lincoln at
her home in Springfield, Illinois; and that the articles hereinafter
enumerated belong to me, having come into my possession by inheritance
from various members of the Edwards family:
3 astral or sperm oil lamps with their original globes, which
furnished the lights for Abraham Lincoln's wedding at the N. W. Edwards
An old Sheffield tray which was used at the wedding. It once belonged
to Governor Ninian Edwards.
Sofa which Lincoln courted his wife on (hair cloth on back
Mahogany sideboard which held the cake for wedding, once property of
Governor Ninian Edwards.
Mahogany table which Abraham Lincoln often played chess on in the
Work basket of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln.
Bill book used and carried by Abraham Lincoln while in Springfield,
Several books of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln with her name in book, in her
Original bank check of Abraham Lincoln. Original campaign tickets.
Legal documents in frame, in Abraham Lincoln's own handwriting.
Interest receipt to N. W. Edwards in Lincoln's handwriting.
3 original letters of William Wallace Lincoln to Henry C. Remann.
Old haircloth mahogany rocker which Abraham Lincoln often sat on,
holding the children on his knees.
Paper lanterns which were used to decorate Mrs. Remann's porch during
Lincoln campaign for President.
Carriage robe used by the Lincoln family.
Penholder set, property of Abraham Lincoln.
Tablecloth which was used for the wedding meal.
Basket with flowers placed on Abraham Lincoln's casket by General
A piece of arborvitae tied with crepe (in a box, donor unknown). A
Piece of tree trunk (elm) which stood in front of the Lincoln
Homestead, planted by Abraham several years before he left Springfield
for Washington, D. C.
Pink shawl, diamond ring set in black onyx, pin, ear rings, locket
and beads of black onyx; gold locket and bracelets (chain) and various
other pieces of clothing.
A handmade night robe, made by Mrs. Lincoln, with M. L. embroidered
Various pieces of original wood from Abraham Lincoln's Homestead in
Springfield, Illinois. Many pictures framed in it.
Rosewood parlor furniture and old tables, mirrors, chairs, etc., once
the property of Ninian W. Edwards, which were in the house when Lincoln
Cup and saucer used by the Lincolns in Washington, D. C.
Mahogany wardrobe which was used by Mrs. Lincoln in the Edwards
Old door and window locks from the Abraham Lincoln Homestead.
Mary Edwards Brown
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2nd day of May, AiD. 1925.
Edna Mae Smith
My commission expires July 18, 1926.