Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  110

To William Martin [1]

Hon: Wm. Martin Springfield,
Dear Sir: Aug: 25. 1851.

Our New-York depositions are here; and our court commences to-day. Send me, instanter, the minutes of organization, the newspaper publications of the cells, and a witness to prove all by. Mr. Ferguson [2] is thought to be the person for a witness. I telegraph you now; but lest there should be a slip, I write also. Yours as ever

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS-P, ISLA.

[2]   Robert Ferguson of Alton, Illinois, a merchant and commissioner and director of the Alton & Sangamon Railroad.