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Friday, October 1, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL?

"If you will let Mr. E. G. Johns have any amount of oil not exceeding ten dollars in value," writes Lincoln to Messrs. Converse & Priest, "I will pay you the money for it in three months from date."Abraham Lincoln to Converse & Priest, 1 October 1847, CW, 1:405.

[Johns was Springfield house painter.]