ALS, Public Library, Galesburg, Illinois. Ross and Stipp, attorneys at Lewistown, Illinois, had written to Lincoln on March 25, 1853, for information concerning an ejectment suit, Northrup v. Reynolds et al., which they had asked him to attend to months before in the U.S. District Court. Lincoln's undated reply is written on the verso of this letter. In view of Lincoln's very heavy court schedule in Springfield prior to April 2, and on the circuit from April 10 to June 5, it seems likely that he answered between April 3 and 9.
 Charles B. Lawrence, attorney of Prairie City, Illinois.