Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  38

To Francis P. Blair, Sr. and John C. Rives [1]

Messrs New Salem Ills Nov. 3. 1835.

Your subscriber at this place John C Vance, [2] is dead; and no person takes the paper from the office Respectfully,

Blair & Rives. A. LINCOLN P.M.

Annotation

[1]   ALS, Louise Tepar. Blair & Rives were publishers of the Washington, D. C. Congressional Globe.

[2]   John C. Vance, a farmer living north of New Salem, Illinois, whose copy of Kirkham's Grammar Lincoln is purported to have studied.