Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Leonard Swett [1]

Hon. L. Swett Springfield,
Dear Sir Jan. 9, 1860

This introduces Mr. William Yates, who visits Bloomington on some business matter. He is pecuniarily responsible for anything he will say; and, in fact, for anything he will say on any subject.

Yours very truly A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, IHi Tracy, p. 175, misdates this letter January 9, 1861. William Yates was a partner of Clark M. Smith in the general merchandise business at Springfield.