Abraham Lincoln to “Mr. Edwards,” [1836-1861]1
Will Mr Edwards please attend to this case, and notify me?A Lincoln
1This note, entirely in Lincoln’s handwriting, is presumed to reference a legal case. If so, it was most likely sent to Benjamin S. Edwards, who practiced law extensively throughout central Illinois, serving as attorney in over 400 cases that also involved Lincoln. While Lincoln’s eventual brother-in-law Ninian W. Edwards was also a lawyer, he spent much of his career in the legislature, in appointed government positions, and as a bank director rather than practicing law.
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.
Autograph Note Signed, 1 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN)