Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
L. M. Hays Esq. Springfield,
Dear Sir: Oct. 27. 1852

Yours of Sept. 30th. just received. At our court, just past; I could have got a judgment against Turley, if I had pressed to the utmost; but I am really sorry for him---poor and a cripple as he is. He begged time to try to find evidence to prove that the deceased on his death bed, ordered the note to be given up to him or destroyed. I do not suppose he will get any such evidence, but I allowed him till next court to try. Yours &c A LINCOLN