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

Annotation

[1]   ALS, IHi. McNamar was in 1843 Menard County assessor. The approximate date of this letter can be inferred from the fact that it is written on the bottom of the letter from Josiah L. James, dated Tremont, November 3, 1843. Since Lincoln was attending court in Petersburg November 6-8, he would not have had to write McNamar about this matter if he had received the letter before his return to Springfield. November 9 is the earliest probable date, but the letter may have been written somewhat later. James' letter requested Lincoln to pay ``taxes on the land herein described for the year 1842---Viz---N.W. 1/4 $$$ 1/2 of S W 1/4 of S. 28---Town 19---R 5 West.'' (ALS-P, ISLA.)