ALS, IHi William Martin of Alton, Illinois, was one of the commissioners for the sale of stock in the Alton & Sangamon Railroad Company, which had retained Lincoln in suits to compel stockholders to pay past-due installments on their shares of stock.
 But see the last sentence of this letter. Only two cases came to trial before the Sangamon Circuit Court in August, against Joseph Klein and James A. Barret, respectively. For other letters concerning these suits, vide infra February 24, 26, March 6, June 23, July 19, 26, 31, and August 29, 1851.
 Joseph Gillespie and John T. Stuart.
 John M. Burkhardt.