Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
December 6, 1854

Know all men by these presents that I, John T. Stuart Stephen T. Logan, Abraham Lincoln Benjamin S. Edwards and John Cook & Wm. J. Black are held and firmly bound unto The People of the State of Illinois for the use and benefit of any and all persons interrested in the penal sum of One hundred thousand Dollars lawful money &c for the true payment of which We bind ourselves, our Heirs Executors & Administrators firmly by these presents. Dated this sixth Day of December AD 1854.

The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the said John T. Stuart has been this day appointed Receiver of the assetts and property of ``The Mechanics and Farmers Bank'' located at the city of Springfield in said State of Illinois by the Honorable David Davis Judge of the Circuit Court within and for the County of Sangamon and State aforesaid,---Now if the said John T. Stuart shall well and truly do and perform all such things as shall be required of him by Law as such Receiver and shall well and truly pay over all such sums of money as shall come into his hands as such Receiver to the persons respectively entitled thereto then this Bond to be void otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue.

Page  292In testimony whereof said Obligors have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written

John T. Stuart (Seal) Benjamin S. Edwards (Seal)

S. T. Logan (Seal) John Cook [2] (Seal)

A. Lincoln--- (Seal) W. J. Black. (Seal)

Approved Dec. 6, 1854

D Davis.

---Judge &c---