Abraham Lincoln to George Spears, [1 July 1834]1Mr Spears2
At your request, I send you a receipt for the postage on your paper— I am some what surprised at your request— I will however comply with it— The law requires News paper postage to be paid in advance and now that I have waited a full year you choose to wound my feelings by insinuating that unless you get a receipt I will probably make you pay it again—RespectfullyA Lincoln
Received of George Spears in full for postage on the Sangamo Journal up to the first of July 1834A. Lincoln P M[Postmaster]3
Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).