Tarbell (Appendix), p. 292. Williams was a lawyer of Quincy, Illinois.
 Bruen is the correct spelling.
 Graves v. Bruen. The Supreme Court allowed Lincoln's motion the same day this letter was written.
 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.