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Monday, February 24, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln replies to another letter from William Martin. He does not think cases referred to by Martin in support of their position are in point. "We have sued for payments which we say the Directors have required. We must prove that the Directors did require them. Our exact question is 'Can we prove this without producing the books containing the orders requiring the payments?' " Abraham Lincoln to William Martin, 24 February 1851, CW, 2:100-1.

Lincoln buys $4.04 in merchandise. Irwin Ledger.