Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.


[1]   Tarbell (Appendix), p. 292. Williams was a lawyer of Quincy, Illinois.

[2]   Bruen is the correct spelling.

[3]   Graves v. Bruen. The Supreme Court allowed Lincoln's motion the same day this letter was written.

[4]   The new act repeated the provisions of the act passed in the previous session. The Illinois and Michigan Canal is too long a story to summarize in a footnote. See T. C. Pease, The Frontier State.