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Tuesday, May 7, 1833.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln is appointed postmaster at New Salem by President Jackson. Lincoln, avowed supporter of Whig Leader Henry Clay, receives appointment from Democratic administration because, Lincoln states, office is "too insignificant to make his politics an objection." Nelson Alley and Alexander Ferguson sign Lincoln's $500 bond.ISLA—Bulletin, No. 31.

Lincoln writes a receipt for fees for Richard Larimore and signs Larimore's name: "Received of John Close two dollars and fifty cents being the amount of fees due me for attendance as a witness in a suit in the Sangamon Circuit Court" Close v. Ritter. Photocopy.