Promissory Note of Nathaniel Hay and John Hay to Maria L. Bullock, 25 June 18551
One year after date we or either of us promise to pay Mrs Maria L. Bullock four hundred and fiftythree dollars and fiftyseven cents, with interest from date, at the rate of six per cent per annum, until paid, for value received–2
Nathaniel. HayJohn Hay

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Received, Novr[November] 13. 1856, of J. F. Amos, one of the Admrs[Administrators] of Nathaniel Hay, decd[deceased] four hundred and ninety dollars and fifty two cents, in full of principal & interest of the within note to date3
Maria L. Bullock
Pr[Per] A. Lincoln4
1Abraham Lincoln wrote this document. Nathaniel Hay and John Hay signed their own names.
2Maria L. Bullock, Mary Lincoln’s aunt, owned property in Springfield, Illinois. Serving as Bullock’s agent, Abraham Lincoln sold the land to several individuals for a total of $2,417.92. Lincoln sold some of these tracts of land to Nathaniel Hay. Hay bought approximately twenty-seven acres of land with promissory notes. This is one of the two notes. The other note was also for $453.57, together equaling the $907.14 total.
Abraham Lincoln to Maria L. Bullock; Deed Record, Document ID: 129965, Lincoln sold land as agent for Bullock, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),
3The companion promissory note to this one equaled payment of $479.79, with $10.73 deducted because the note was paid before it was due.
4Lincoln wrote this endorsement and signed it, including Maria L. Bullock’s name.

Handwritten Document Signed, 2 page(s), Brown University (Providence, RI).