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

Annotation

[1]   ADS, Willard Bunn, Springfield, Illinois, and ADS, IHi. Lincoln wrote out this lease in duplicate leaving blanks where the name ``Ludlum'' appears, and later inserted the correct name. Ludlum was a brick contractor of Jacksonville, Illinois.

[2]   The first two of these endorsements are not, of course, in Lincoln's hand, but the last two are. Portions of the last endorsement are torn away. The endorsements appear only on the Barrett copy, which is presumably the one kept by Lincoln, while the Condell copy is the one retained by Ludlum.

[3]   Brayman was a prominent lawyer with whom Lincoln came to be associated as attorney for the Illinois Central Railroad.