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

To [Isaac P.?] Walker [1]

Springfield, August 15, 1842.

Friend Walker: Enclosed you have an order of court allowing your assignee to sell your property on a credit. Nothing is said in it about allowing your creditors pay for what they may purchase without money. We however, think this a matter of no consequence; as it will be a matter of course to take their bonds and security, as of other purchasers, and then, in the final settlement, to set off their dividends against those bonds in whole or as far as they will go. Yours, &c., LOGAN & LINCOLN.

Annotation

[1]   Tarbell (Appendix), p. 288. Not being able to identify the court order or the transaction mentioned in this letter, the editors cannot be sure to which of several ``Walkers'' this letter was addressed. Isaac P. Walker, lawyer, Democrat, was representative in the legislature from Vermilion County in 1838.