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

To Jonathan Haines [1]

Jonathan Haines, Esq. Springfield
Dear Sir: Nov.25. 1857.

I have now determined to go to Chicago on saturday the 28th. Inst. to remain about a week, and if you and Rugg [2] can be on hand

Page  427I suppose we can find a chance to get your case in. I can not name a certain day, because I am going up for a case which is to begin the 1st Dec; and if I could, the court might not agree. Yours truly



[1]   ALS-P, ISLA. Jonathan Haines of Pekin, Illinois, inventor of the Buckeye Mower and the Haines Illinois Header. The case referred to has not been certainly identified but probably had to do with patent infringements. Haines & Haines v. Talcott et al. may be the case. See Lincoln to Peter H. Watson, March 2, 1859, infra, and Lincoln to Haines, November 24, 1856, supra.

[2]   George H. Rugg.