To Orville H. Browning 
My dear Sir June 22, 1858.
Mrs. Macready  has appeared here again this morning; and it now occurs to me as strange that I did not think to ask you whether you can surely be on hand at the next term, if we continue the case till then. Can you? Answer as soon as possible, after receiving this. If you can possibly be here at this term say so, and about what day; but I understood you that probably you can not be here again at this term. Yours truly A LINCOLN---
 ALS, IHi.
 Mrs. Mary Macready of New York City was suing the City of Alton for $5,000 damages for injuries incurred while she was appearing in Alton in a series of readings from Shakespeare. She had fallen into an excavation (cellar door) in the sidewalk at night seriously injuring her ankle, back, etc.