Dear Sir: Feb 10- 1860.
William Florville, a colored barber here, owns four lots in Bloomington, on which I have been paying the taxes for him several years, but which I forgot [to] do, though under promise, when I was at Bloomington last. Will you please collect the ten dollars fee we spoke of, add enough of your own money, pay all taxes due, and send me the receipt, or receipts? If you will I shall be greatly obliged; and besides, will return you the money you advance by the first mail.
William Thomas, Larrimore,  and others there know about these lots. Yours truly A. LINCOLN