ALS-P, ISLA. Kellogg was an attorney of Pekin, Illinois.
 Kellogg wrote on April 4, asking Lincoln to ascertain why he had not heard from the patent office in regard to two deeds sent for recording---the deeds being from William Wilcox to S.M. Whipple for the right of Colburn's Improved Iron Pump to several states and territories.
 Memorandum is as follows: ``Please examine this letter, and give me the desired information; and return this, to me with your own. A. Lincoln.''
 The penciled notations are as follows: Top---``Pekin PO-D.G. Colburn patee. 3 deeds/Recd. March 4 48''; Bottom---``The above deeds were sent / Sent Apl 5 Pekin P.O. Ills.''