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

To Milton K. Alexander [1]

[June 13, 1854]

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


[1]   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.