To Lyman Porter and Company 
Mackinaw Tazewell Co. Ills. July 19. 1857.
Gentlemen Owing to my absence, yours of the 6th. Inst. with inclosures, were not received till yesterday. The circuits are so divided now that I can not attend the Tazewell court, regularly, if at all, any more. I therefore think you better have a lawyer that can certainly attend to it. If Prettyman  can not give his attention to carry it through, I think Mr. Roberts,  at Pekin, is getting to be a quite safe lawyer.
I return you the inclosures. Yours truly A. LINCOLN---