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

Annotation

[1]   ADS, CSmH. Apparently this seven-page manuscript is only the latter portion of the opinion. The preceding portion has not been located. The only reference to the opinion which has been found is in a letter from David Davis to Lincoln, February 20, 1856 (original owned by Mrs. Edna Orendorff Macpherson, Springfield, Illinois), which requests Lincoln to give an opinion for Lucius G. Fisher of Beloit, Wisconsin, who had sent Davis a statement of the case with the request that he select a lawyer to submit the question to.