Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  393

To Daniel T. Jewett [1]

D. T. Jewett, Esq Springfield,
Dear Sir: July 23. 1859

After an absence of nine days I reached home last evening and found yours of the 20th. I find Judge Treat has decided in your favor, [2] rendering judgment for $517.00. & costs. You will have to advance the cost before execution will issue. So says the clerk.

Yours truly A. LINCOLN.


[1]   ALS, CtY. Jewett was an attorney at St. Louis, Missouri, who represented the plaintiff in Elbridge Whiting v. Solomon H. Mudge in the U.S. Circuit Court.

[2]   Judge Samuel H. Treat handed down the judgment on July 11, while Lincoln was on a trip with a party of state officials assessing the Illinois Central's property.