Brooklyn: A self cheque that President Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was assassinated is among those that were rediscovered by an Ohio bank.

The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland reports that 70 cheques were found in a vault at Huntington Bank's Columbus headquarters, including checks signed by George Washington, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and Thomas Edison. Some are being displayed at branches throughout the state.

The Lincoln cheque had been made out to "self" for USD 800, and was written on April 13, 1865.

The cheques had been stored in a vault since at least 1983, when Huntington took over another bank. An employee had begun looking through old boxes last year, which led to the discovery of the cheques.

(Agencies)