Abraham Lincoln to Charles Anthony and James S. Goode, 10 February 18511Springfield, Illinois, Feby 10– 1851–Messrs[Messieurs] Anthony & GoodeGentlemen:
Your letter of the 6th of November last, covering a note or due-bill of Frink & Hoffman against John Mc Mullen, for $62–62½ cents, was duly received–2 I this day received the money upon it, amounting, principal and interest, to $66–50 cents– Herewith is an Eastern draft for $60–00, for which I gave $61–00 of the money– The remaining $5–50 I retained as my fee–3Yours &C[etc.]A. Lincoln
3The draft note was not enclosed in this letter and has not been located.
Presumably, Anthony and Goode, lawyers from Clark County, Ohio, asked Lincoln in their letter of November 6, 1850, to collect a promissory note of Frink & Hoffman against John McMullen.
Lincoln collected debts for Anthony and Goode, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=141951.
Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s), Clark County Court of Common Pleas (Springfield, OH).