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

To Frederick A. Thomas [1]

Friend Thomas: Springfield, July 11- 1842-

Enclosed you find your License by which you will see I have had you regularly enrolled as an attorney. The clerk is entitled to a fee of one dollar, which I have promised to see paid in one month. I therefore wish you to send me the money. It will take two dollars of State Bank or Shawneetown.

As to the customary fee in Bankruptcy for which you enquire, I can not say there is any custom on the subject. On the reverse side hereof, is a commission to Ryan [2] as Bankrupt commissioner. Your friend A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, original owned by Scott Thomas, Lafayette, Indiana.

[2]   The commission is not available on the original document.