ALS, DLC. Judge George Robertson of Lexington, kentucky, had acted as counsel for Lincoln and the other Illinois heirs of Robert S. Todd in the suit against Robert Wickliffe in 1849. A member of congress 1817-1821, he hadPage 319
served with distinction also in various judicial and state offices in Kentucky and was professor of law in Transylvania College from 1834 to 1857. Visiting Springfield in Lincoln's absence, on July 9 he left an inscribed copy of his collection of speeches and papers entitled Scrap Book on Law and Politics, Men and Times. This identical volume, with Lincoln's letter laid in, is now in the Rare Book Collection of The Library of Congress.
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