Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Nathaniel Hay

Mr. N. Hay: Springfield, June 11th. 1850

I wish to build a front fence, on a brick foundation, at my house. I therefore shall be obliged, if you will, as soon as possible, deliverPage  80 me bricks of suitable quality, and sufficient number to build such foundation, fifty feet long; of proper width, and depth, under ground, and about two feet above ground. Yours &c.



[1]   ALS, IHi. Nathaniel Hay was in the brick-making business with his father John Hay (grandfather of Lincoln's secretary) and also engaged in a lumber business with his brother-in-law, Joshua F. Amos.