To William H. Davidson 
Yours of the 23rd. ult: is duly received and I have most cheerfully complied with the request you make in relation to Col: Servant.  I have written to Mr. Tyler  saying all for the Col: that I could say for the best man on earth. Baker  will do the same to-day.
About the matter you and I spoke of at our last parting, I can say nothing which would be news to you. My feelings, and those of Baker, on that subject, are precisely the same as when we last saw you; but the question is how to effect any thing. If you see any way that we can do any thing you ought to write us; there is no indelicacy in it. Baker and I were with Webb  at Vermillion, and talked the matter over with him; and he will tell you the particulars of what we thought.
With my best respects to Mrs. Davidson and Mrs. Wilson,  I remain Your friend, as ever A. LINCOLN
 ALS, IHi. Davidson lived at Carmi in White County, Illinois.
 Richard B. Servant of Chester, Illinois, who was appointed receiver of the Land Office at Kaskaskia in 1843.
 President John Tyler.
 Edward D. Baker.
 Edwin B. Webb.
 Mrs. William Wilson (nee Mary S. Davidson), sister of Davidson, and wife of the Chief Justice of Illinois.