Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To John T. Stuart [1]

Dear Stuart: Vandalia, Feb: 14th. 1839

I have a note in Bank which falls due some time between the 20th & last of this month. Butler [2] stands as principal, and I as security; but I am in reality the principal. It will take between 50 & 55 dollars to renew it. Butler has more than that much money in his hands which he collected on a debt of mine since I came away. I wish you to call at the Bank, have a note filled over my name signed below, get Butler to sign it, and also to let you have the money to renew it. Ewing [3] wont do any thing. He is not worth a damn. Your friend A LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, Victor B. Levit.

[2]   William Butler.

[3]   William L. D. Ewing.