Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, 14 February 18391
Dear Stuart:
I have a note in Bank which falls due some time between the 20th & last of this month— Butler stands as principal, and I as security; but I am in reality the principal— It will take between 50 & 55 dollars to renew it— Butler has more than that much money in his hands which he collected on a debt of mine since I came away— I wish you to call at the Bank, have a note filled over my name signed below, get Butler to sign it, and also to let you have the money to renew it—2 Ewing wont do anything— He is not worth a damn—
Your friendA Lincoln
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the text of this letter and his signature.
2Lincoln corresponded with Butler on February 23.

Copy of Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Association Files, Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL)