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

To David A. Smith [1]

D. A. Smith, Esq Springfield,
Dear Sir: June 17. 1853.

The depositions from New-York arrived this morning. [2] I have not had time to read them; but they are very long & are made by the [n]ine persons whose names follow, towit Jasper Corning, Thomas Denny, Guy Richards, James Boorman, John C. Brigham, John Marsh, Nathaniel Richards, George D. Phelps & William M. Halstead.

I have written to Carlinville, [3] as I promised you. Yours truly



[1]   ALS, owned by Thomas W. Smith, San Carlos, California.

[2]   Probably depositions in the case of Gilman et al. v. Hamilton et al. On this date the court sustained Lincoln & Smith's motion to open depositions.

[3]   See endorsement: Nathaniel Coffin to Lincoln, June 21, infra.