Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
State of Illinois
Sangamon county} June 29, 1839

Abraham Lincoln, being first duly sworn, states on oath that he was the Captain of one of the companies [of] Illinois volunteers, on the expedition directed against the Sac & Fox Indians in the year 1832, that Isaac Anderson was a volunteer in said company, that said Anderson had a horse mustered into the service of the United States, and valued, (as affiant verrily believes, speaking from memory only, the original apraisement roll, being lost, mislaid or destroyed so that affiant, after diligent search he has not been able to find it) at fiftyfive dollars, that said horse was turned out to graze in consequence of sufficient forage not being furnished by the United states, and was thereby lost, that said horse was lost about the tenth of May 1832, and without any fault or negligence on the part of said Anderson. The army was marched from Dixons Ferry on Rock River, that being the point where said horse was lost, verry shortly after the loss of said horse. The affiant makes the above statements from memory only, but feels confident they are substantially correct. A. LINCOLN