ALS, CSmH. On December 9, 1858, Lincoln filed praecipe and declaration in Ambos v. Barrett et al., and a bill to foreclose a mortgage in Ambos v. Barrett. Both cases in the U.S. Circuit Court involved James A. Barrett's indebtedness to the Columbus Machine Manufacturing Company of Columbus, Ohio. On February 14, 1859, Lincoln collected $1,000 as part payment, but Ambos was dissatisfied with Lincoln's handling of the suits. See Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, July 27, infra.
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