Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Messrs Cole & Wall Springfield,
Gentlemen Jany. 21, 1859

Judge Emerson [2] is here, and his lawyer, Edwards [3] wanted me this morning, to consent to a continuance of your case, saying that if I did not they would have to dismiss it, and sue again. I said I could not continue it without your direction; and I promised Edwards to write you, which I now do. I suppose it is for you now to say whether case shall be continued, or dismissed. Write me at once which shall be done. Yours truly A. LINCOLN---