Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois, September 13, 1857

Source citation
Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois, September 13, 1857, Chicago, IL, in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (8 vols., New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 2: 414, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/.
Recipient (to)
Dubois, Jesse K.
Type
Letter
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
Transcription adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), edited by Roy P. Basler
Adapted by Patrick Sheahan, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953).

Dear Jesse K. Chicago, Sept. 13. 1857

Several persons here keep teasing me about you and the Bank commissioners not enforcing the banking laws. In my stupidity, I do not believe I quite understand what the ground of complaint is; but it appears to me to be this; that the stocks which the banks have on deposite have depreciated; that in such case, it is your duty to make the banks deposite additional stocks, or, in default, wind them up; and that you do not perform this duty. Now how is this? Write me plainly enough to make me understand; and write soon too, for I am annoyed about it a good deal. Your friends as ever A. LINCOLN

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