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

To Lewis M. Hays [1]

Dear Sir: Mount Pulaski, Ills. April 23. 1851

I this day commence the suit against Turley. [2] It will not be for trial till October. [3] I return you the Letters. You see a certificate I have written in blank, which you must have filled and signed by the present presiding judge of the Probate Court. Be sure that the blanks are all filled, and the signature added. Then return the paper to me at Springfield, Ills. Yours &c. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS-P, ISLA. Lewis M. Hays was a resident of Gosport, Indiana.

[2]   George W. Turley was one of the founders of Mt. Pulaski, Illinois.

[3]   Lincoln finally got judgment for Hays and collected the debt September 7, 1853. For further correspondence about this case see letters to Hays, October 27, 1852, and September 8, 1853, infra.