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Tuesday, September 29, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

To conclude financial transaction begun the previous day, Lincoln releases mortgage that Daniel E. Ruckel had given him August 15, 1851, to secure promissory note of $300. Lincoln writes check to Jacob Ruckel for $200 and files mortgage Jacob Ruckel provides to secure $500 debt. Record; Check of Abraham Lincoln to Jacob Ruckel, 29 September 1857.

To Samuel Briggs, Lincoln writes legal opinion concerning organization of town of Delavan. "The five dollars is a sufficient fee." Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Briggs, 29 September 1857, CW, 2:423.