Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  336

To John D. Caton [1]

Hon: J. D. Caton Springfield,
Dear Sir: March 21. 1856

Mr. C. H. Moore, [2] of DeWitt county, sends you a record asking an order for a supersedeas. If you allow it, Mr. Moore himself is abundantly good for surety, and we desire that you name him as such in the order. Very truly Your friend--- A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, DLC-Caton Papers. John D. Caton was a judge on the Illinois Supreme Court.

[2]   Clifton H. Moore, an attorney at Clinton, Illinois, wrote Judge Caton on March 24 enclosing the record and asking a writ of error and supersedeas. Moore and Lincoln were associated in a number of cases as attorneys for the Illinois Central.