ALS, owned by Vinton Meharry, Lebanon, Indiana. A draft of his letter to Lincoln, April 6, 1857, preserved along with Lincoln's reply, indicates that Thomas Meharry, a resident of Pleasant Hill, Indiana, had ``boug[h]t or entered a qu[a]rter Section of land at the sale of public lands at Danville Illanois on November the 24th. 1855 . . . in Champaign County Illanoise.'' On August 17, 1855, two pre-emptions had been made on the same piece of land and ``one of them has proven up and entered the land again. . . .'' Meharry wanted to know whether Lincoln would take his case, and possibly a similar case for his brother James Meharry, and for what fee.
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