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Abraham Lincoln to E. C. Burton, 12 May 18541
Please call at our place tomorrow if convenient.2
A. Lincoln
1This document appeared in Roy P. Basler's The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln: Second Supplement. It appeared for sale in the Sotheby-Parke-Bernet auction catalog in April 1980. The letter is attributed to Abraham Lincoln, but the original in Lincoln’s hand could not be obtained.
Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1990), 11:8.
2E. C. Burton has not been positively identified. The Lincoln family lived on the corner of Eighth and Jackson streets in Springfield from 1844 to 1861.
National Park Service, “Lincoln Home Chronology,” https://www.nps.gov/liho/learn/historyculture/homechronology.htm.

Printed Transcription, 1 page(s), Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1990), 11:8. .