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

To David L. Phillips [1]

D. L. Philips, Esq Springfield,
My dear Sir: Feb. 17, 1860.

Yours of the 13th. was received a day or two since, and I have been so busy that I could not attend to it till now. There are four judgments, all against Bennett & Scott. The plaintiffs are---

Page  521White & Wright --- date Jan. 20, 1858 --- $179.97 --- Cost 23.65

Cawfield & Moffett `` `` `` `` ``94.98--- `` 23.65

Fisher & Bennett `` `` `` `` 114.25--- `` 23.65

Marcus Fechhemmer `` `` `` `` 364.44 `` 23.65

I have not yet mentioned the matter of the ``paper'' to Dubois, [2] but will so soon as I see him. Yours very truly A. LINCOLN.


[1]   ALS, IHi. David L. Phillips, Republican committeeman and partner of Benjamin L. Wiley and Nathan Dresser in a land office and collecting agency at Anna, Illinois, wrote February 13 for a record of judgments recorded on the docket of the U.S. District Court against W. W. Bennett and S. E. Scott, or William Bennett, or W. W. Bennett & Co. (DLC-RTL).

[2]   Phillips had written ``I recd. a dispatch from Dubois on Friday saying `The Baker papers are in my possession.' I hoped to get them on Saturday. If he has not sent them have him mail them to Judd, as I shall be in Chicago tuesday night.'' The reference undoubtedly is to papers detrimental to Norman B. Judd which Samuel L. Baker was passing around. See Lincoln to Judd, February 5, supra.