Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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To Horatio M. Vandeveer [1]

Friend Vandaveer: Springfield, April 28th. 1844

On the other half of this sheet is a little Bill for a Divorce. I wish you would fill the blank in the proper place, with Taylor's christian name, file the Bill, and issue the subpoena in chancery for the woman immediately. [3] Yours as ever A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS-P, ISLA. Vandeveer was clerk of the Christian County Circuit Court.

[2]   Postmarked May 3.

[3]   Andrew J. Wilson charged his wife Susan with adultery and named Edward Taylor co-respondent. The case was dismissed May 27, 1844, costs ordered assessed against the plaintiff.