Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Mr. Doughty Springfield Nov. 2nd. 1839

I understand my coat was left in your possession. Will you please get a yard or so of coarse domestic (for which I will pay you the first time I see you) and fold the coat in it and tie the card herein enclosed upon it, and hand the bundle to the Stage driver on his trip towards Springfield?

You will verry much oblige me by doing so. Your friend

A. LINCOLN