To Daniel T. Jewett 
Dear Sir: July 23. 1859
After an absence of nine days I reached home last evening and found yours of the 20th. I find Judge Treat has decided in your favor,  rendering judgment for $517.00. & costs. You will have to advance the cost before execution will issue. So says the clerk.
Yours truly A. LINCOLN.
 ALS, CtY. Jewett was an attorney at St. Louis, Missouri, who represented the plaintiff in Elbridge Whiting v. Solomon H. Mudge in the U.S. Circuit Court.
 Judge Samuel H. Treat handed down the judgment on July 11, while Lincoln was on a trip with a party of state officials assessing the Illinois Central's property.