ALS-P, ISLA. Samuel W. Fuller, formerly an attorney at Pekin, Illinois, had moved to Chicago in 1857 and formed a partnership with Jonathan Y. Scammon.
 Farni v. Tesson involved a bond made by Christian and Peter Farni of Woodford County, Illinois. Originating in the Peoria County Circuit Court, the case was carried ultimately to the U.S. Supreme Court. On November 3, 1859, Fuller wrote to Lincoln asking whether he would handle the case before the Supreme Court, judgment having been against Farni. There is no record of Lincoln's reply.