Abraham Lincoln to Converse & Priest, 1 October 18471
Messrs[Messieurs] Converse & Priest.2
If you will let Mr E. G. Johns have any amount of oil not exceeding ten dollars in value, I will pay you the money for it in three months from date
A. Lincoln
1Abraham Lincoln wrote and signed the letter.
2The editors were unable to identify a business with this name in Springfield, Illinois, where both Lincoln and Edmund G. Johns lived. It may refer to “Priest’s Oil Factory,” which advertised in a Springfield newspaper in October 1847.
Illinois Journal (Springfield), 21 October 1847, 3:3.

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