To Milton K. Alexander 
It pains me to have to say that I forgot to attend to your business when I was in Clinton, at Court in May last. Your best way wouldPage 219 be to address me a letter at Clinton, about the time I go there to court in the fall (Oct. 16th. I think) and then it will be fresh, & I will not forget or neglect it. Yours truly A. LINCOLN
 ALS, owned by Judson A. Lamon, Chicago, Illinois. This note, postmarked Springfield, June 13, is written on the back of Alexander's letter of June 6, 1854, relative to a lot in Clinton, Illinois, which had been sold for taxes and which Alexander wished to recover. General Milton K. Alexander was a prominent citizen of Paris, Illinois, who had commanded the Second Brigade of Volunteers in the Black Hawk War.