To John Hogan 
Soon after I received yours I went personally to the Genl. Land Office, for the information you desired. Judge Young  took a memorandum, and promised to do what he could. Last night hePage 500 sent me what accompanies this, which I suppose is all the information can be had.
Taylorism seems to be going right, for which, I am very glad. Keep the ball rolling. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN
 ALS, CSmH. John Hogan was a Madison County Whig and United States representative in the Twenty-sixth Congress.
 Richard M. Young, United States senator from Illinois, 1837-1843, and associate justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, 1843-1847, who was appointed commissioner of the General Land Office in 1847.