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

To Adam Adams [1]

Adam Adams, Esq. Springfield,
Dear Sir: June 23. 1853.

The summer term of the U.S. court is close upon us, and I wish to be ready to put your case before the court in the best possible shape. I suppose you and your witness will be down; and I wish you to call at the Land Office at Dixon, and procure & bring with you the Register's certificate, showing who entered the land, and the date of the entry. Mind, the Register's certificate---not the Receiver's receipt. The Patent, which I have, shows who entered the land, but does not show the date of the entry. I am trying to be prepared before-hand to get the case in the best shape I can. Yours truly


P.S. Since I wrote the above, Logan came in & proposed to continue the cause over this summer term. If you prefer doing this, Telegraph me at once & it shall be done A. L.


[1]   ALS, IHi. Adams was a farmer residing in Ogle County whose post office was Grand DeTour. For comment on this case see the note from Lincoln to Turner, February 8, 1850, supra.