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

To Gustave P. Koerner [1]

Hon: G. Koerner--- Springfield, Jany. 20. 1860

My dear Sir Yesterday the Judge decided the demurrer against us on all the points. On looking over your memorandum [2] left with me, I find you desire me to ``have the case set for trial as late as I can''---but really I find I have no power [to] set a time for the trial. The opposite party is not here, in person, or by counsel; and the Judge, properly enough, refuses to make a stipulation for the absentPage  515 party. He says he understands, however that the case is not to come up before the 24th. I have Telegraphed you to-day; but if this reaches you before you leave, you might see Jewett [3] at St. Louis, and make an arrangement. Yours truly A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, MoSHi.

[2]   Koerner's memorandum (DLC-RTL) of January 14 gives the client's name and address as ``Salomon Kepfli, Highland, Madison Cy Ills.'' Directories give the name as ``Koepfli.''

[3]   Daniel T. Jewett.