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

To Orville H. Browning [1]

Springfield, Dec. 15- 1856

Dear Browning: Your letter, requesting me to send you a document of John M. Walker, [2] is received. I received it saturday; and I took a long hunt for the paper yesterday; but could not find it. In fact I have no recollection of ever having had it.

When I tried the case [3] once with Mr. Williams at Chicago in July 1855, I wrote Mr. Walker a very full statement of the condition of the case, as I then understood it. If he still has the statement, it might be of some service.

It has been suggested by some of our friends that during the session of the Legislature here this winter, the Republicans, ought to get up a sort of party State address; and again it has been suggested that you could draw up such a thing as well if not better than any of us. Think about it. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN.


[1]   ALS, CSmH

[2]   Unidentified.

[3]   Probably Forsyth v. Peoria, which Lincoln and Archibald Williams for the plaintiff lost to Browning, July 11-13, 1855.