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Receipt of Abraham Lincoln to Abraham H. Kellar, 6 December 18411
Decr[December] 6th 1841. Received of A. H. Kellar $12—50. the ballance of his note to Stuart & Lincoln, and for one half of which I am to account to Stuart2
A. Lincoln
1Abraham Lincoln wrote and signed this document.
2Kellar and Albert G. Snyder (of the business A. G. Snyder & Co.) gave two promissory notes to Willis Oglesby (their third business partner), totalling $937.32. Oglesby assigned the notes to W. & C. Fellows. After Kellar and Snyder failed to pay, W. & C. Fellows retained Stuart & Lincoln in October 1838, and sued in the Macon County Circuit Court to collect the debt, plus $100 in damages. The parties reached a settlement in March 1839, and the court dismissed the case. In addition to the $12.50 mentioned in this document, Kellar also assigned to Abraham Lincoln a debt, amount unspecified, owed to him by John Johnson.
W. & C. Fellows v. Kellar & Snyder, 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=135381.

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