ALS, CSmH. Koehnle was a German who came to the United States in 1853. At the time this letter was written, he was an assistant in the circuit clerk's office at Lincoln, Illinois. The newspaper which Lincoln enclosed was the Illinois Staats-Anzeiger, edited by Theodore Canisius. See Lincoln's contract with Canisius, May 30, supra.
 Lincoln probably refers to John Capps, a merchant at Mount Pulaski in Logan County. No ``Capps'' has been located at Pulaski, Pulaski County, Illinois, of this date.