Abraham Lincoln to Francis P. Blair Sr. and John C. Rives, 3 November 18351New Salem Ills
Nov. 3. 1835Messrs[Messieurs]
Your subscriber at this place John C Vance, is dead; and no person takes the paper from this office2RespectfullyA. Lincoln P. M[Postmaster]3Blair & Rives.
[ endorsement ]
416. W from 28. Febry 34[February 1834] $4.504
2It is likely that Lincoln was referring to The Globe, a popular Democratic political newspaper. However, Blair and Rives also published the Congressional Globe, so it is possible he was referring to that less circulated newspaper.
3Lincoln served as Postmaster at New Salem from May 7, 1833 to May 30, 1836.
Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s), Taper Collection, Lincoln Presidential Foundation (Springfield, IL).