Letter and receipt to George Spears [1833-1834]
Mr. Spears: At your request I send you a receipt for the postage on your paper. I am somewhat surprised at your request. I will, however, comply with it. The law requires Newspaper postage to be paid in advance, and now that I have waited a full year you choose to wound my feelings by insinuating that unless you get a receipt I will probably make you pay it again--
Received of George Spears in full for postage on the "Sangamon Journal" up to the first of July, 1834.
A. LINCOLN, P. M.