To William Dungy 
Dear Sir Yours of Oct. 27. is received. When a mortgage is given to secure two notes, and one of the notes is sold and assigned, if the mortgaged premises are only sufficient to pay one note, the one assigned will take all.
Also, an execution, from a judgment on the assigned note, may take it all; it being the same thing in substance. There is redemption on execution sales from the U.S. court, just as from any other court.
You did not mention the name  of the plaintiff or defendant in the suit; and so I can tell nothing about it, as to sales, bids &c.
Write again. Yours &c A. LINCOLN