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

To William H. Davenport [1]

W. H. Davenport, Springfield,
Dear Sir: Dec. 28. 1857

When I went to Danville in the fall I found that Don Carlos had not yet been served with process. I was greatly vexed, and made anPage  430 affidavit to have a publication made for him, as one who was evading process. Before the end of the term Drake & Moses [2] (lawyers) concluded to, and did enter his appearance, upon which they were ruled to file answers by some day this winter. I think Jany. 1, but not quite certain. That was all I could do. When the answers shall be filed, I ought to have copies of them & I have not yet provided for getting them. Yours very truly A. LINCOLN---


[1]   ALS, owned by J. E. Davenport, South Pasadena, California. William H. Davenport v. Lafayette H. Sconce and William C. Don Carlos concerned a fraudulent land registration made by Don Carlos while a clerk in the Land Office at Danville, Illinois. All were residents of Danville.

[2]   John V. Drake and John(?) Moses.