Abraham Lincoln to Henry E. Dummer, 17 November 18531Springfield, Novr 17. 1853.Dear Dummer:
While I was at Beardstown,2 I forgot to tell you that Wm Butler says if you will give him charge, and full discretion, of a claim in your hands, against George G. Grubb, late of Springfield, now of Chicago, he knows how, and can, and will make something out of it for you–3 Please write him–Yours trulyA. Lincoln–
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2Lincoln met with Henry E. Dummer in Beardstown on November 15, 1853 in order to take his deposition in the case of Oldham & Hemingway v. Lincoln et al.
Abraham Lincoln to Henry E. Dummer; Oldham & Hemingway v. Lincoln et al., 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/Details.aspx?case=141851.
3Lincoln had previously acted as George G. Grubb’s attorney in November 1845, when William Butler sued Grubb over an unpaid promissory note in Sangamon County Circuit Court. In that case, Grubb authorized Lincoln to admit his liability for the debt, and the court awarded Butler $226.24.
Butler v. Grubb, The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=138478.
Autograph Letter Signed, 2 page(s), Box 4, Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).