Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
A. Jonas, Esq Urbana,
My dear Sir: Oct. 21. 1856

I am here at court, and find myself so ``hobbled'' with a particular case, that I can not leave, & consequently, can not be with you on the 23rd., I regret this exceedingly, but there is no help for it. Please make the best appology, for me, in your power. Your friend as ever A. LINCOLN---