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

To Joshua F. Speed [1]

Dear Speed Springfield, Dec: 12. 1855

Yours of the 7th. accompanied by the deed of P. S. Loughborough, to Lawrence Young, is this day received; and I answer in haste to say, that I am engaged for James M. Loughborough, and it might not be consistent with my duty to him, for me to to [sic] attend to the business for Mr. Young. I shall therefore hold the deed subject to your order; suggesting that the land is in Champaign county, and that I think H. C. Whitney, of Urbana, would be a very proper person to entrust the business to.

All well. Kindest regards to Mrs. S. Your friend as ever

A. Lincoln---


[1]   ALS, IHi. See Lincoln to James M. Loughborough, supra. On the bottom of the page appears Speed's note as follows: ``Wrote Lincoln to send deed to H C Whitney 17 Decr 1855.''