Hertz, II, 553, as given in Madigan, A Catalogue of Lincolniana (1929), item No. 1. Johnston was a lawyer practicing in Quincy, Illinois. Little is known about his friendship with Lincoln beyond what may be inferred from the letters in which Lincoln sent his literary compositions.
 A copy of William Knox's ``Mortality.'' See letter of April 18, 1846, infra.
 Archibald Williams, leading attorney of Quincy, Illinois.