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Fragment of David Unknown to Abraham Lincoln, [6 December 1847 - 3 March 1849]1
A. Lincoln.
I have much Solicitude . . . [ap]plication for a patent, for . . . The Compound Vegetable . . . the papers & ingredients to the . . . were experimenting upon the . . . that beyond a doubt, there is . . . and that it cures . . . the application. I . . . [person?], nor revealed . . . applica . . . . . .[?], how long . . . attended to, &c.[etc] I do . . .ding upon it (especially against . . . that . . . Mixture will be made at the . . . . . . by a skillful p . . . be afflicted with any of . . . in [rare?] directions for its use. . . . ten thousand dollars, that my case . . . [s]uccessful. I repeat it that . . ., and not known or . . . any person . . .
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. . . & sell it as a non-patented med[icine] . . . For Dyspepsia & weak . . . . . . weakness & loss of . . . or bad colds, or . . . general, the Mixture . . . in all the . . . of . . . . You would . . . . . . upon sick [persons?]. . . . up something for . . . for some 15 years . . . . . . [mix]ture, & its genera[l] . . . [ingr]edient, hand this letter to . . . Comr of patents; & I think that . . . be so kind & obliging that he . . . information, which I so . . . . I have endeavored to . . . [pa]tent laws in all points; . . . Made any blunders, I will corre[ct]. . . act of Congress I perceive . . . have been added to . . . Patent office. The . . .
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. . . [them?]. A better season has . . . in the west than . . . . . . I refer you to the . . . The work in the . . . of . . . find [Congress?] . . . will . . . . . . Campaign . . . set on . . . party, . . . an . . . much blood . . .
Davi[d] . . .
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[Linco]ln M. C.[Member of Congress][Washingto]n CityD. C.
1This heavily damaged letter was written to Abraham Lincoln by an unknown author, sometime during Lincoln’s single term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Autograph Letter Signed, 4 page(s), Lincoln Home National Historic Site (Springfield, IL)