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

To William Dungy [1]

William Dungy, Esq United States Marshal's Office.
Dear Sir: Springfield, Ill., Nov. 21. 1859

I now find the suit is Shaw Buel & Barber against Hill & Hill. The Marshal says the execution has been levied on land, but that there has not, as yet been a sale of it.

Once more I tell you, the land can be so sold, as to leave you liable on the other note & you better watch it. Yours &c A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, ORB. See Lincoln to Dungy, November 2, supra. Dungy's letter of November 11, specified that ``the land was mortgaged to secure both notes, one was due last Christmas and the other next Christmas the one that is due was sued on . . . and judgement obtained against Jas. Hill and others . . . now I want to know whether the land is sold or not . . . and whether the last named note will have any chance at the land. . . . Hill gave the land that was mortgaged up to Satisfy the execution now I want to know whether that Sale will keep out the last note. . . .'' (DLC-RTL).