Bank Draft of Stephen A. Douglas to Abraham Lincoln, 21 December 18471
$167S. A. DouglasTo Messrs[Messieurs] Corcoran & RiggsWashington Dec 21st 1847
1Stephen A. Douglas wrote and signed the bank draft. Abraham Lincoln endorsed the draft on the second page.
2Douglas owed the St. Louis Perpetual Insurance Company $337.49. Lincoln collected this part of the debt on behalf of Richard Yates, who was likely engaged as an attorney for the company.
Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates; Lincoln collected debt for St. Louis Perpetual Insurance Co., 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=141520.
Autograph Document Signed, 2 page(s), Stephen A. Douglas Papers, University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)