JACOB C. PLANCK (1804-1867) was born in Maryland but moved to Kentucky as a child. After his marriage to Mary M. Rogers, the two moved to Springfield, IL, in 1826. They had nine children with seven surviving. Planck was well known to Abraham Lincoln. On January 24, 1853, Planck joined Lincoln, Simeon Francis, John T. Stuart and 36 others in a letter delivered to Rev. James Smith in response to his discourse “On the subject of temperance, delivered by you last evening, and believing that, if published and circulated among the people, it would be productive of good...” During the Black Hawk War, he served as cornet in a company of the mounted Illinois militia. Planck was a Whig in political affiliation.
2 1/2 x 6 3/4 property tax receipt written and signed by Planck in his position as the Springfield City Collector for the tax year 1841 to James Higbey.
Toning and some soiling. A nice Lincoln association item.
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