Abraham Lincoln to Henry E. Dummer, 2 January 18441
Friend Dummer:
In reply to yours of the 14th ult.2 I say that if you can get a clear title to the 40 acres of land, together with costs, and a reasonable fee to yourself, I reckon you had better do it– Have the deed made to me–
Yours as ever–A. Lincoln
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H. E. Dummer Esqr[Esquire]BeardstownIllinois–
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A Lincoln4
1Abraham Lincoln wrote and signed the letter. He also authored the address on the back page, which was folded to create an envelope for mailing.
2Henry E. Dummer’s December 14, 1843 letter to Lincoln has not been located.
3“5” is written on the postmark.
4Dummer authored Lincoln’s name.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).