To William Brown 
I have just returned from Coles, where I saw Ficklin,  who handed me a note on Anthony Thornton  and somebody else, with $25--- in money, which he directed me to pass over to you upon presentation of his receipt (for the note I suppose).
I want to get the matter off of my hands. What shall be done about it? Yours truly A. LINCOLN
 ALS, owned by E. Warfield Brown, Jacksonville, Illinois. William Brown, law partner of Richard Yates at Jacksonville, Illinois, was successor to Stephen T. Logan as judge of the first circuit, but resigned in 1837 after serving four months.
 Orlando B. Ficklin, state representative from Coles County in 1838 and 1842, congressman from the third district elected in 1843, 1844, and 1846.
 A Whig lawyer of Moultrie County.