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

To Samuel D. Marshall [1]

Dear Sam: Washington, Jany. 22. 1848

Your letter of the 15th. is received: Your letter to me concerning our Dorman Case [2] was also received, while I was very busy preparing to start on here: I handed the letter to Judge Logan and extorted a special promise from him to examine the case & write you. Although I know the Judge to be growing somewhat negligent, I did not doubt that, from the peculiarity of this case, and his very assuring promise, he would attend to it. I know he intended to do it; but I suppose he has forgotten it. I know nothing that I can here do in the matter.

As to the matter of your lost horse, I will look into it, & do something if I can. Yours truly A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, ICHi

[2]   See earlier letters to Marshall in reference to this case.