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Thursday, March 8, 1832.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln writes following receipt: "Mr. James Rutledge please to pay the bearer David P. Nelson thirty dollars and this shall be your receipt for the same. A. Lincoln for D. Offutt." [This is the first record of expression "this shall be your receipt for the same," which Lincoln uses so often.] DLC.

[Denton Offutt informs farmers of Sangamon and Morgan counties that he will have by last of March 3,000 or 4,000 bushels of seed corn at New Salem, which he proposes to sell at $1 per bushel. He will also have quantity of cotton seed from Tennessee. Subscriptions will immediately be opened for seed corn, and subscribers will have preference.Sangamo Journal, Springfield, Ill., 8 March 1832.]