Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
O. Bailey, Esq. Springfield,
Dear Sir: Nov. 14. 1857

Your letter in relation to Railroad suits was duly received. I regret to say it is impossible for me to attend to courts in Coles or Edgar, or any of the counties in Judge Harlan's [2] circuit. I should be pleased to oblige you if I could. Yours truly A. LINCOLN---