ALS, owned by David A. Lansden, Cairo, Illinois. In Lincoln's hand except for Logan's signature, the letter is burned on one edge. Missing words have been restored by the editors.
 James M. Higgins, superintendent of the Illinois State Hospital for the Insane at Jacksonville, was removed by the board of trustees, June 6, 1853. The Morgan County Circuit Court in the fall term held that Higgins' removal was illegal, but the Illinois Supreme Court in January, 1854, reversed the decision. Lincoln was one of Higgins' attorneys before the Supreme Court.