A great piece of history to obtain for such a reasonable price. Regarding the date the check was written out on: 1865. Barnum served two terms in the Connecticut legislature in 1865 as a Republican for Fairfield, Connecticut.He spoke before the legislature concerning the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude: A human soul,'that God has created and Christ died for,' is not to be trifled with. It may tenant the body of a Chinaman, a Turk, an Arab, or a Hottentotit is still an immortal spirit. Such an amazing piece of history! Barnum (Barnum Bailey Circus) Signed Cancelled Check Document Rare PSA/DNA" is in sale since Wednesday, February 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Historical". The seller is "justdoit23" and is located in Irvine, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.