Theodore L. McEvers or Abraham Lincoln to William E. McEvers, 11 July 18581
Dear Cousin
I Receiv2ed your letter of the Secind[Second] I was mutch pleazed to heare3 from you
the note of [r?]ad fer[c?]s was never reternd to me I did not take a receipt for it I left it with a young man by the naim of Broadwel4 he told me that he would hand it to mr lincon I [heud?] a memarandom of the note the note was for 249 00 dollars on 6 per cent
you many concider your self duley autherized to dwo what you think best and you will mutch oblige your friend5
yours with respectT. L. McEversPS.– wee are all well at present and had a pleashen trip on the forth

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Mr. Wm E. McEversormr LincolnAtterney at lawSpringfieldIlls
[ docketing ]
Mrs Sheare[r?].6
1Theodore L. McEvers wrote and signed this letter. He also wrote the names and addresses on the envelope shown in the second image.
2“v” written over “p”
3“r” is written over a slightly erased “h”
4Broadwel could not be positively identified.
5No correspondence between Abraham Lincoln and either Theodore L. McEvers or William E. McEvers has been located. The topic of this letter and the context surrounding it are, therefore, unclear.
6Lincoln wrote this docketing in pencil vertically on the right side of the envelope shown in the second image.
Mrs. Shearer could not be positively identified. No correspondence between Lincoln and a Mrs. Shearer has been located.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress (Washington, DC).