To Charles A. Purdy 
Dear Sir: June 9. 1857.
Yours of the 5th. was duly received. The Register of the Land-Office here tells me that no patents come to this office on entries made at the other offices, before they were all concentred here. He says the way for you to get your Patents, is to send these Receipts or Certificates to the General Land Office, with your address, and the Patents will be forwarded directly to your address. Accordingly, I inclose the Receipts to you.
I also inclose the other documents, with the Certificate of our Secretary of State attached, as you desired.
I am glad the Sniffin & Harris suit is likely to be settled. Yours truly A. LINCOLN---
Robert Betchlder (1987) Et. 59 #120