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Monday, September 28, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes three more checks—one for $11 to John Hutchinson, another for $10 to Bailhache and Baker, publishers of Illinois State Journal, and a third to furniture dealer J. A. Hough for $8.50. Photocopy.

In complex financial transaction, Lincoln loans Jacob Ruckel $500 and takes mortgage, which he draws himself, on parts of four lots in Springfield to secure debt. With part of money, Ruckel pays $300 debt his deceased brother Daniel Ruckel owed Lincoln. Interest is 10 per cent per annum, and loan is to run one year (see November 27, 1858, November 18, 1860). Mortgage and Note Drawn for Jacob Ruckel, 28 September 1857, CW, 2:422-23; Receipt of Abraham Lincoln to Jacob Ruckel, 28 September 1857, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).