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

To Converse & Priest [1]

October 1st. 1847.

Messrs. Converse & Priest: If you will let Mr. E. G. Johns [2] have any amount of oil not exceeding ten dollars in value, I will pay you the money for it in three months from date.

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ANS, IHi. Lincoln probably addressed this letter to the proprietors of an establishment advertised in the Sangamo Journal, October 21, 1847, as ``Priest's Oil Factory.'' Probably John W. Priest.

[2]   Edmund G. Johns, house and sign painter in Springfield, Illinois.