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

To Andrew McCallen [1]

Andrew McCallen. Springfield, Ills.
Dear Sir: July. 4. 1851.

I have news from Ottawa, that we win our Galatin & Saline county case. [2] As the dutch Justice said, when he married folks ``Now, vere ish my hundred tollars'' Yours truly A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, IHi.

[2]   On July 3, the Illinois Supreme Court held invalid the act of the legislature (February 11, 1851) by which Gallatin and Saline counties were united making Equality the county seat. The Saline County Court, claiming the act to be unconstitutional, had applied for a mandamus to compel Samuel S. Marshall, the circuit judge, to hold the regular term of court at Raleigh in Saline County.