Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  206

To John Connelley [1]

Mr. John Connolly. Pekin, Ills.
Dear Sir: Oct. 4. 1853.

Inclosed is a certificate, [2] lacking only the date & your name. I took the facts from the tax books here & suppose they are correct. If you will fill the date and sign your name, and return the certificate, by the first mail, to me at this place, I shall be obliged, and will pay your fee, when I return home. Yours truly



[1]   ALS, Herbert Wells Fay Collection. John Connelley, whose name Lincoln misspells, was appointed register of the Land Office at Springfield in March, 1853.

[2]   This certificate and other documents drawn by Lincoln were filed in the case of Joseph Gingerich v. Isaac W. Evans, et al., Woodford County Circuit Court.