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Library of Congress Loan Receipt Book, page "G" (1846-1865)

In the 19th century the Library of Congress kept hand-written records of book loans. This page shows loans to members of Congress before the Civil War. It includes Senators Jefferson Davis and Judah Benjamin, who left Congress and became leaders of the Confederacy; and Andrew Johnson, a loyal Unionist who was elected Vice President under President Abraham Lincoln.

Manuscript Division, Library of Congress