Logan & Lincoln to Benjamin Briggs, 24 December 18421
Friend Briggs
Yours of the 21st notifying us of your levy on Hall’s land is received–2 Did we order that execution? Our recollection is that we did not– Mr Hall was to give us an order to draw some rent coming to him in this town, and we were to stay the execution– He has not sent us the order yet,– Tell him to send us the order immediately, & dismiss the levy–3
Yours &C.[etc.]Logan & Lincoln
1Abraham Lincoln wrote this letter on behalf of Logan & Lincoln
2Benjamin Briggs’ letter to Logan & Lincoln has not been located.
3This letter refers to Hall v. Perkins, an appeal from the Tazewell County Circuit Court to the Illinois Supreme Court in which Abraham Lincoln represented Elisha M. Perkins. Perkins and Samuel Hall were involved in several cases against each other, and Lincoln represented each of them against the other at different times.
Perkins v. Hall, 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=136395; Perkins v. Hall, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=136396; Hall v. Perkins, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=136397; For a full discussion of all cases involving Hall and Perkins, see Daniel W. Stowell et al., eds., The Papers of Abraham Lincoln: Legal Documents and Cases (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008), 1:60-88.

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