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Note regarding Remittance to Thomas Bohannon, 23 October 18391
I hereby certify that I on this day deposited in the Post office at this place, a letter of Stuart & Lincoln directed to Messrs[Messieurs] Thos Bohannan & Co ^of Louisville Ky^—enclosing $126—2
Joshua F Speed
1In Abraham Lincoln’s hand, except the signature.
2The letter to Bohannon has not been located. The money referenced probably represented at least a partial collection of the notes against Allen & Stone and Josiah Francis. Thomas Bohannan & Co. had hired Stuart & Lincoln to collect debts from Allen & Stone and Francis, debtors of Bohannan & Co.
John T. Stuart and Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Bohannon; Stuart & Lincoln collected debt for Thomas Bohannan & Co., Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=141169.

Handwritten Document, 1 page(s), Volume Volume 11, page 1536 ( roll 5, frame 2753), Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress (Washington, DC).