Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Orville H. Browning and Nehemiah Bushnell [1]

Messrs Browning & Bushnell Springfield,
Gentlemen March 28. 1851

Your letter is received. I have made the arrangement to use the Hoyt evidence [2] in the other cases.

The new Act of Congress provides that all cases begun here shallPage  104 be tried here, & not go to Chicago at all. All our Patent cases were begun here.

It also fixes the summer term here in July, [3] instead of June as heretofore. So no trouble is created in our Patent cases by the new law. In haste Yours as ever A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, IHi.

[2]   Parker v. Hoyt, a patent case involving a waterwheel, which Lincoln won for the defendant in the U.S. District Court, July 24, 1850.

[3]   The U.S. Circuit Court convened July 7, and on July 10 continued Lincoln's patent cases.