Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Messrs. J. C. Louderman & Co Springfield, Ills.
St. Louis: Mo. March 14. 1852

Gentlemen: Mr. Bunn [2] has returned to Springfield, saying he took the sample of our carpet to you, and afterwards forgot to give the matter any further attention. He also says he handed you your own letter to us, with a memorandum of mine at the bottom of it. I must now ask the favor of you to send us back the sample, (as, to lose it will spoil the carpet we have) and with it, if it matches, the quantity, or number of yards (35 I believe) of the new, mentioned in the memorandum. The expense, at all events, and price of the new carpet, if it matches & you send it, I will pay promptly to your order---and shall feel under great obligation, besides. Very Respectfully A. LINCOLN---