Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Samuel W. Fuller [1]

Hon. S. W. Fuller Springfield,
Dear Sir May 27. 1859

In thinking over the Farni case [2] it seems to me the push by the plaintiffs will be to prove that the bond sued on was, in fact, accepted; and that the injunction was dissolved, not for want of a sufficient bond, but for want of Equity in the Bill. That, I think, is the point for us to guard. Yours truly A. LINCOLN


[1]   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.

[2]   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.