Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Mr. Robt. Dunlap. Springfield,
Present. Sept. 2. 1851

Dear Sir: The moment you reach Alton procure and send me by mail an Alton Newspaper, having in it a publication of ``the notice for opening the books for subscription to the capital stock'' of the Alton & Sangamon Railroad Company. Dont omit this for a moment; and be sure you do not send a wrong paper. Yours truly

A. LINCOLN