Receipt of Denton Offut to James Rutledge, 8 March 18321
Mr James Rutledge please to pay the bearer David P Nelson thirty dollars and this shall be your receipt for the sameMarch 8th 1832—A Lincoln
for D Offutt2
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the entirely of the text on page one.
This document is tipped into Samuel Kirkham, English Grammar in Familiar Lectures (Cincinnati: N. & G. Guilford, 1828).
2Lincoln wrote this note while working as a clerk in Denton Offutt’s store in New Salem, Illinois. This payment to David P. Nelson likely satisfied debts that Offutt owed Nelson and that James Rutledge owed Offutt for goods at the store.
Autograph Document Signed, 2 page(s), Stern Collection, Rare Books Collection, Library of Congress (Washington, DC)