Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  389

To William A. Jennings and James R. Oatman [1]

February 11, 1857

The within notice was handed me to-day by Mr. Moore; and I did not notice at the time that your first names are not in it. You see what the object is; and you better attend at the time and place of taking the depositions.

I direct to Jennings and Oatman because I can not remember your christian names; and to Eureka, because I rather think that is your nearest office.

Keep this. A. LINCOLN.

Springfield Feb. 11. 1857


[1]   ALS-P, ISLA. Written on the back of a notice of taking depositions in Allen W. Phares v. Jennings & Oatman, DeWitt County Circuit Court, a case involving the defendants' failure to pay for several thousand bushels of shelled corn.