Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Nathan Dresser [1]

Mr. Dresser: Springfield, May 30. 1839.

Enclosed are the papers to commence a suit for old man Summers against H. Sears. [2] You will find one of Butlers blank summons filled up by me which you can copy and it will be right in this case. It would do itself but for its having the Sangamon seal to it.

Also on the other side of this sheet you find a petition for an order to have the land involved in this matter conveyed to Sears. It, together with the bond, (also enclosed) you will file & docket among your Chancery cases. No process to issue on it.

Annotation

[1]   AL, DLC-HW. Dresser was clerk of the Menard County Circuit Court.

[2]   Levi Summers, administrator of Alfred Summers v. Henry Sears, a trespass suit for $200 damages.