Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  327

To Anson L. Brewer [1]

A. L. Brewer, Esq. Springfield, Ills. Nov. 5. 1855.

Would have answered sooner, but was absent. At the September Term, the defendant made fight, with apparant confidence, but the court decided for us, and we got judgment for the amount of the old judgment and interest. The main point taken, in defence was, that a bar, or a short Act of Limitations, we have here, had been completed after the claim was filed, in the Probate court, but before a formal suit was brought. The court held that the filing of the claim saved the Statutes bar. They took Exceptions & talk of going to the Supreme court. That court sits in Jany. and I have thought it best to wait till after the first term before I begin to press for payment. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, RPB. See Lincoln to Brewer, March 16, supra.