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Richard M. Young to Abraham Lincoln1
Sir.
I have the honor to transmit to you, herewith, Springfield, Mo Patent No 6792, in favor of John W. Stringfield, for the East 1/2 of the North West 1/4 of section 32, in Township 29, of Range 28, West, being the patent referred to in my letter to you of the 19th ulto–2
Be pleased to acknowledge the receipt of the patent and cause the Receiver's Receipt to be surrendered to this office–
I am Sir,
Very Respectfully
Yr[Your], obt[Obedient], Servant
Richard M Young
Commissioner.
Hon: A. LincolnHouse of Reps
[endorsement]
Abraham LincolnNoah W. Matheny
Dear Noah:
Please forward the Receivers receipt to Judge Young as commissioner–
A Lincoln

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[Envelope]
Lincoln, Abraham
FREE
WASHINGTON D.C.
FEB[February] 22
Free. A. Lincoln M. C[Member Congress]N. W. Matheny, Esqr[Esquire]SpringfieldIllinois–
1Richard M. Young signed this letter. The original letter has not been located. Abraham Lincoln wrote and signed the endorsement at the bottom of the letter and addressed the envelope.
2Neither the enclosed patent nor Young’s letter of January 19 has been located. The land tract was situated in Red Oak Township, Lawrence County, Missouri.
Plat Book of Lawrence County, Missouri (Rockford, IL: W. W. Hixson, n.d.), 2, 18.

Copy of Handwritten Letter Signed, 2 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Association Files, Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).