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

To Hayden Keeling [1]

Haden Keeling Esq Springfield March 3, 1859

Dear Sir Yours of Feb. 28th. 1859 is received. I do not think there is the least use of doing any more with the law suit. I not only do not think you are sure to gain it, but I do think you are sure to lose it. Therefore the sooner it ends the better. Yours truly



[1]   ALS, Taper Collection Copy, DLC-HW. The copy was enclosed to Herndon by H. L. Wright of Canton, Illinois, November 28, 1866. Hayden Keeling, formerly of Springfield, was a resident of Canton, but his lawsuit has not been identified.