Abraham Lincoln to Hezekiah M. Wead, 6 December 18461Springfield, Decr 6th 1846Friend Wead:
Yours by the hand of Mr Davidson was duly received–2 I will have your declaration filed and rule taken to-morrow, according to Gunter–
Your case of Nicholas vs Herbert, stands on the Docket No 57—assigned to no particular day for trial– If the opposite party will be ready to try it, as soon as the court will, my opinion is you may come right along– My recollection is, that I have never known ^the trial of^ a case in this court, delayed beyond the first week, where both parties were ready for trial–3Yours trulyA. Lincoln
<Page 2>SPRINGFIELD Ill.[Illinois]
DEC[DECEMBER] 75H. M. Wead, Esqr[Esquire]LewistonFulton Co.Illinois–
Abraham Lincolns Letter Dec 6 1846.
Copy of Autograph Document Signed, 2 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Association Files, Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL)