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

To Richard S. Thomas [1]

Hon. R. S. Thomas. Springfield, Aug 24, 1854-

Dear Sir: Your letter of the 19th. was received day before yesterday. The payee of the note did write me that he had written Allard [2] on the subject of the note in your hands; so that when Allard shows you the letter, you need not doubt its genuineness. If the letter does, unconditionally, or only with the condition of my consent, agree to take $110 and my fee, settle the matter that way. As to the amount of my fee, take ten dollars, which you and I will divide equally. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN---


[1]   Copy, DLC-HW.

[2]   Probably Dr. Luther S. Allard of Virginia, Illinois.