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Abraham Lincoln to Robert S. Blackwell, 27 July 18431
Dear Bob:
Yours of the 18th inclosing your license is received—2 I have had it perfected, and herewith return it to you—
Nothing new here—
God bless you—A. Lincoln
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JUL[July] [25?]
Robt S. Blackwell Esq.[Esquire]QuincyIllinois—
A Lincoln
Aug July 24/43[1843]
Enclosing my license3
1The letter was written and signed by Abraham Lincoln. He also authored the address on the last page, which was folded to create an envelope for mailing.
2Robert S. Blackwell’s letter of July 18 has not been located.
3Blackwell wrote this endorsement.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Chicago Historical Society (Chicago, IL).