Abraham Lincoln to Ira I. Fenn, 6 October 18361Springfield, Oct. 6. 1836Dr Sir.
By direction of Judge Lockwood, as per enclosed letter, I send you this with it's contents2Yours &cA. LincolnIra I. Fenn Esqr
<Page 2>SPRINGFIELD Il.
OCT[October] 7Free A. Lincoln P. M[Postmaster]3
New Salem IllsIra. I. Fenn EsqrColumbiaPutnam CoIlls
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the entirety of the text on page one, as well as the “Free” frank and the address on the back page.
3Lincoln received free postage as a benefit of his appointment as postmaster of New Salem. However, that post office was discontinued and closed on May 30, 1836, so Lincoln was no longer technically postmaster.
Autograph Letter Signed, 2 page(s), Huntington Library (San Marino, CA).