Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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To Nicholas H. Ridgely [1]

N. H. Ridgely, Esq Pekin,
Dear Sir: May 1. 1856

I have just examined the papers and record of the partition case mentioned in your letter, and found them all right, except the Sheriff's return of the service of process on the child; and as the old Sheriff, who made the service, was here, I got leave of the court, & had him to amend the return. It is all right now, I think. Yours truly



[1]   ALS, IHi. Nicholas H. Ridgely had written Lincoln to clear a flaw in the title of the land on which the Springfield Gas Works stood.