Abraham Lincoln to Henry E. Dummer, 5 February 18471Springfield, Feby 5. 1847.Friend Dummer:
Yours of the 3rd was duly received,2 I have procured Judge Lockwood's part to be performed, and now mail the record to St Louis as you desired–3
I write this merely to relieve you of any anxiety as to the matter having in any way miscarried–Yours sincerely.A. Lincoln
<Page 2>SPRINGFIELD Ill.[Illinois]
FEB[FEBRUARY] 85H. E. Dummer Esqr[Esquire]BeardstownIllinois–
3As an Illinois Supreme Court justice, Samuel D. Lockwood presided over the 1st Judicial Circuit, which included Cass County, where Dummer’s law practice was based. At the time this letter was written, Lockwood was likely in Springfield for the appellate court. It is likely that Dummer asked Lincoln to obtain a signature or document from Lockwood that related to a case Dummer was handling on appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court.
Eugene L. Gross, The Statutes of Illinois: An Analytical Digest of All the General Laws of the State (Chicago: E. B. Myers, 1868), 835; “Illinois Supreme Court,” Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Reference.aspx?ref=Reference html files/Court Structure.html.
Autograph Letter Signed, 2 page(s), Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (Cincinnati, OH).