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

Promissory Note of James Gambrel [1]

Springfield. Feby. 24th. 1842

On or before the first day of November next I promise to pay A. Lincoln twenty dollars in good fire wood about four feet in length, at the selling price when delivered, to be delivered at any place designated by said Lincoln, in the city of Springfield---for value received. JAMES GAMBREL


[1]   AD, owned by Gordon A. Block, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Document is in Lincoln's hand excepting the signature. On March 18, Logan & Lincoln appeared as solicitors for Gambrel in the United States District Court, in his petition to be declared bankrupt. The promissory note probably represents the fee for this service.