Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
[c. April, 1853]

I have to beg your pardon for not having wrote you before on the subject of the within. The rule to plead had expired monthsPage  193 before you wrote me &, I presume, months before you were employed.

Mr. Lawrence, [2] who was for the plff. said if he did not believe it was the deft.'s own default, he would not hold on to it; but as it was, he would.

A. LINCOLN