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

To Zophar Case [1]

Zopher Case, Esq Springfield Ills Dec 29 1859

Mr. A Sanders Piatt of Ohio, has engaged us to bring some ejectment suits in the U.S. Court. Some of the land lies in your County & he has refered us to you for what has to be done on the Spot. Herewith is a declaration

The blanks in which you will fill properly, and also fill the blanks in the Notice with a day distant enough---then make a copy of declaration and Notice; Serve it on the Defendant make affidavit of the Sirvice on the declaration and return it by mail to us Yours &c LINCOLN & HERNDON.


[1]   LS, OCICS. Only the salutation and close are in Lincoln's handwriting. Zophar Case was clerk of the U.S. Circuit Court and newspaper editor at Carlyle, Illinois. The declaration carrying Case's affidavit was filed January 16, 1860, in the U.S. Circuit Court for Southern Illinois.