Abraham Lincoln to William Thomas, 25 March 18521Springfield, March 25. 1852.Hon: Wm ThomasDear Sir:
I learn you have returned from Shawneetown; and I am anxious to hear what discoveries you made in my matters there– Will you please drop me a line?2Yours as everA. Lincoln
2No other correspondence between Lincoln and William Thomas has been located for the year 1852. Thomas frequently collaborated with Lincoln, but neither Roy P. Basler, editor of The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, nor the editors have been able to clarify the Shawneetown matters.
Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1974), 10:22-23; For Thomas' cases involving Lincoln, search “Thomas, William,” 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.
Copy of Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s). Abraham Lincoln Association Files, Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).