Abraham Lincoln to [Joseph Gundy], 22 September 18451Springfield, Sept 22– 1845–Dear old friend:
Enclosed you find twentyone dollars and thirtyone cents, the full amount, after expense & postage–Very RespectfullyA. Lincoln.
1Abraham Lincoln wrote and signed this letter. Records in the repository indicate that it was written to a Joseph Gundy. In The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Roy P. Basler identified Gundy as a farmer from Danville, Illinois, who had given Lincoln money in order for Lincoln to pay Gundy’s state taxes for him.
Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1974), 10:8.
Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s), Illinois Historical Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL)