Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Hon: Joseph Gillespie Springfield,
My dear Sir: Jany. 19. 1858

This morning Col. McClernand showed me a Petition for a mandamus [2] against the Secretary of State to compel him to certify the apportionment act of last session; and he says it will be presented to the Court to-morrow morning. We shall be allowed three or four days to get up a return; and I, for one, want the benefit of consultation with you. Please come right up. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN---