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

Draft Drawn on James Rutledge [1]

March 8, 1832

Mr. James Rutledge please to pay the bearer David P Nelson [2] thirty dollars and this shall be your receipt for the same

March 8th. 1832. A LINCOLN

for D Offutt [3]


[1]   ADS, DLC. James Rutledge, mill owner and tavern keeper, was co-founder of New Salem.

[2]   Dr. David P. Nelson resided not far from New Salem; on moving to Texas he employed Lincoln to raft his goods and family down the Sangamon River to Beardstown.

[3]   Denton Offutt was a merchant who employed Lincoln in March, 1831, to take a flatboat of produce to New Orleans. Upon returning Lincoln clerked in Offutt's store at New Salem.