Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Messrs. Cornell, Waite & Jameson Springfield
Chicago, Ills. June 2. 1857.

Gentlemen: Yours of the 29th. was duly received. This morning I went to the Register with four hundred dollars in gold in my hand and tendered to the Register of the Land Office a written application to enter the land, as you requested, all which the Register declined. I have made a written memorandum of the facts, deposited the gold with J. Bunn [2] (who furnished it to me on the draftPage  397 you sent) and took his Certificate of deposite, which certificate and memorandum I hold subject to your order.

Now, if you please, send me ten dollars, as a fee. Yours Truly

A. LINCOLN