To Usher F. Linder and Henry P. H. Bromwell 
Gentlemen--- Jany. 13. 1858
Your letter & declaration received. I have just made some little corrections in the declaration and commenced the suit---to next June Term---it could not be earlier.
Herewith is a blank bond for cost which you will please sign and return. Sign your individual names. Need not fill up the bond, but understand that the clerk will do that. Yours truly A. LINCOLN.