To John D. Caton 
Dear Sir: March 21. 1856
Mr. C. H. Moore,  of DeWitt county, sends you a record asking an order for a supersedeas. If you allow it, Mr. Moore himself is abundantly good for surety, and we desire that you name him as such in the order. Very truly Your friend--- A. LINCOLN
 ALS, DLC-Caton Papers. John D. Caton was a judge on the Illinois Supreme Court.
 Clifton H. Moore, an attorney at Clinton, Illinois, wrote Judge Caton on March 24 enclosing the record and asking a writ of error and supersedeas. Moore and Lincoln were associated in a number of cases as attorneys for the Illinois Central.