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

Promissory Note to James D. Henry [1]

$104.871/2; No 13 October 30, 1832

SIX MONTHS after date we or either of us, promise to pay to J. D. HENRY Sheriff of Sangamon County, or order, (for the benefit of the creditors of V. A. Bogue) [2] the sum of one hundred & four dollars Eighty Seven 1/2 cents, value received this 30th Oct., 1832. NELSON ALLEY A LINCOLN


[1]   Printed form, DS, ICU.

[2]   Vincent A. Bogue was the Sangamon County entrepreneur who promoted navigation of the Sangamon River by the steamboat Talisman, which Lincoln and J. Rowan Herndon piloted to Bogue's mill in March, 1832. Lincoln and Alley, proprietor of the tavern at New Salem, were among his backers, and when Bogue went bankrupt they were levied upon.