William A. Grimshaw to Abraham Lincoln, 9 May 18491
Hon A LincolnDear Sir,
We have received draft of Corcoran & Riggs on Bank of America, New York, for Twenty four dollars, payl[payable] to L I. Beall & endorsed specially to you. Please send ^written authority^ [...?] to endorse the same & oblige us. This arises from extra pay of J. H. Neely Texas Vol[Volunteer] (altho[although] a citizen of Pike) We are much obliged to you for your attention to this business
Your friendsWm A, Grimshaw
for Wm[William] A, & J, G,
Draft dated
Feby[February] 24. 1849
No 4232
[ endorsement ]
Grimshaw authorized to endorse–3
1William A. Grimshaw wrote and signed this letter.
2J. H. Neely was due pay from the U.S. government for a rifle, canteen, and other equipment he provided during his time as a private in the First Texas Mounted Volunteers.
Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the Mexican War in Organizations from the State of Texas, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762-1984, RG 94, Series M278, Microfilm Roll 5, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.
3Abraham Lincoln wrote this endorsement.

Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress (Washington, DC).