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

To Charles R. Welles [1]

C. R. Welles, Esq. Bloomington,
Dear Sir Sept. 27. 1852.

I am in a little trouble here. I am trying to get a decree for our ``Billy the Barber'' [2] for the conveyance of certain town lots sold to him by Allen, Gridly and Prickett. [3] I made you a party, as administrator of Prickett, but the Clerk omitted to put your name in the writ, and so you are not served. Billy will blame me, if I do not get the thing fixed up this time. If, therefore, you will be so kind as to sign the authority below, and send it to me by return mail, I shall be greatly obliged, and will be careful that you shall not be involved, or your rights invaded by it. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, IHi.

[2]   William Florville, a Negro barber residing in Springfield, had failed to record his deed to the lots and had lost the deed.

[3]   James Allin and Asahel Gridley were partners of David Prickett, who died in 1847.