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

To William Dungy [1]

William Dungy, Esq Springfield, Nov. 2. 1859

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 [2] 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


[1]   ALS, OCHP. William Dungy was a resident of Franklin County, Illinois. See further, letter of November 21, infra.

[2]   ``S'' has been added by someone other than Lincoln to read ``names.''