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

Annotation

[1]   ALS-P, ISLA. Wead was an attorney of Lewistown, Illinois.

[2]   William H. Davidson (?), of Carmi, Illinois.

[3]   Unable to identify any legal authority by this name, the editors suspect that Lincoln is using a bit of surveyors' lingo, the equivalent of ``according to Hoyle,'' Edmund Gunter being the surveyor's authority.