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Receipt of Abraham Lincoln to John Brodie, 17 November 18411
Received, Springfield, Nov. 17th 1841 of John Brodie, administrator of Archibald Hood deceased, ten dollars, being in full for a fee which said Hood owed me, and also the only debt he owed me—2
A. Lincoln
1Abraham Lincoln wrote and signed this document.
2In March 1840, Hood had retained Stuart & Lincoln to sue for a debt in the Sangamon County Circuit Court. The jury found for Hood and awarded $100. Lincoln received $10 for his services in representing Hood.
Hood v. Gray, 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://lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=139254.

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