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

To Henry A. Clark [1]

Henry A. Clark, Esq Springfield,
Dear Sir June 15--- 1859

The cases of Cochran & Hall against Camp & others & against J. L. D. Morrison, are already continued. [2]

I have never had any definite arrangement with any one about a fee on these cases; and the consequence is I am bothered with them every court, without understanding any thing about them. I blame no one for this; but it would be better all round for me to either get out of the cases, or get in deep enough to understand and prepare them. Yours truly A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS-P, ISLA. Henry A. Clark was an attorney at Chicago, Illinois.

[2]   The U.S. District Court cases referred to involved lands entered along the right-of-way of the Ohio and Illinois Railroad by Irwin Camp of Erie, Pennsylvania, the contractor who built the Illinois division of the road. James L. D. Morrison had acted as agent for Camp and his associates in entering the lands (Camp to Lincoln, November 2, 1859, DLC-RTL).