Affidavit of John Allen and Abraham Lincoln, 25 January 18461
We have found in H C Gibsons Pokets ten dollars and ^fifteen^ thirty five cts[cents] in cash2Jan 25th 1846John AllenA. Lincoln
2On this date, Lincoln was in Petersburg, Illinois, campaigning for the Whig Party’s nomination to represent the Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. According to Roy P. Basler in The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, H. C. Gibson was a citizen of Aurora, Illinois, who fell ill while traveling in Petersburg. Before his death he was attended by Dr. John Allen. The issue of the Sangamo Journal cited by Basler is no longer extant.
Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 1:359; Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. James.
Copy of Handwritten Document Signed, 1 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Association Files, Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).