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“About 60 of those documents were from the Maryland Historical Society, including papers signed by President Abraham Lincoln worth $300,000 and presidential inaugural ball invitations and programs worth $500,000. The other documents were from the Connecticut Historical Society, Vassar College and the National Archives, according to prosecutors.”

From the article written by Sarah Brumfield of the Associated Press located at: http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20110926/NEWS01/110926006/MARYLAND-Historian-charged-theft-seeks-sell-assets-.