|Sangamon Co. Il.|
|N. Alley, A Trent, 27th May 1833|
|Disd[Discontinued]||New Salem||X||Isaac N. Chrisman||24 Nov.[November] 1831 ^[$]500^||Abraham Lincoln, 7. May 1833 ^[$]500^||Disd 30. May 1836|
1President Andrew Jackson appointed Abraham Lincoln as Postmaster of New Salem on May 7, 1833. On May 27, Nelson Alley and Alexander Trent signed the $500 bond Lincoln was required to post. Lincoln served as Postmaster until the Post Office at New Salem was discontinued on May 30, 1836.
Harry E. Pratt, The Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1943), 15-17.
Handwritten Document, 1 page(s), Volume 12b,
578, RG 28, Entry 69: Records of the Post Office Department, Records of the Bureau of the First Assistant Postmaster General, Records of the Division of Postmasters, Records of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1930