Promissory Note of Nathaniel Hay and John Hay to Maria L. Bullock, 25 June 18551
Two years 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 John 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 seventy nine dollars, and seventy nine cents, in full of principal & interest, to date, a deduction of $10–73 being made because paid before due–
Maria L. Bullock
Pr[Per] A. Lincoln3
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),
3Lincoln wrote this endorsement and signed it, including Maria L. Bullock’s name.

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