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

To James W. Somers [1]

James W. Somers, Esq Springfield,
Dear Sir June 19. 1858.

Yours of the 10th. in relation to the suit of Thompson, White & Pryor vs Wilson & Park, was received some days ago. There was no ground upon which to stand the case off. Judgment is entered for $555.33, besides costs not yet made up. If you send me the $200 I will apply it on the judgment any day; but I think you need be in no great hurry about it. [2] I charge no fee in the case.

Please tell your Uncle William [3] that judgment also went against

Page  470Miller & Jaquith, there being no ground upon which to stand off.

Why were you not here to the convention? We had a great time.

Yours very truly A. LINCOLN---


[1]   ALS, IHi. James W. Somers was an attorney at Urbana, Illinois.

[2]   See letter of June 25, infra.

[3]   William D. Somers, also an attorney at Urbana.