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

To Henry E. Dummer [1]

H. E. Dummer, Esq Springfield,
My dear Sir Feb. 7. 1858

The Court affirmed our county-bond & Railroad case. [2] I presented your brief, but pointed a[r]gument to the court; to which I subjoined as good a one of my own as I could; but, as it has resulted, all to no purpose. As yet no opinion is filed; so that we doPage  433 not know whether it is decided on the merits, or on some colateral point. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, IHi. The original has been ``doctored'' in the name ``Dummer'' to the extent of adding a t and a final s, making the name read ``Duntmers.''

[2]   In Sprague v. the Illinois River Railroad Company, Lincoln and Dummer appeared for the complainant in the Cass County Circuit Court on November 21, 1857. The court ordered the injunction in the case dissolved and the bill dismissed. On February 6, 1858, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the lower court.