Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Annotation

[1]   ALS, owned by Mrs. Thomas S. Noyes, Chicago, Illinois. One edge of the letter is burned. Bracketed portions are given as reconstructed in Angle and revised by the present editors.

[2]   David A. Smith and George A. Dunlap as assignees of the defunct Bank of Illinois were suing James M. Dunlap, brother of George, for payment of debts owed the bank. The case had been decided previously against James Dunlap in the Sangamon County Circuit Court and Illinois Supreme Court, and was now back in the Circuit Court in James Dunlap's effort to get the court to credit partial satisfaction of the judgment by reason of payments received by the assigneesPage  105

in notes and certificates of the bank. Judge Davis later granted an appeal to the State Supreme Court. On July 7 The Supreme Court decided in favor of James Dunlap, allowing his claim to discharge his debt in notes and certificates of the bank.

[3]   Judge David Davis.

[4]   Stephen T. Logan, counsel for the defense, entered a motion for an order from Judge Davis requiring the assignees to accept notes and certificates of the bank. Judge Davis denied the motion.