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Monday, August 25, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln informs Martin that he has received depositions from officers and directors of Sangamon & Alton Railroad and that Circuit Court begins today. "Send me, instanter, the minutes of organization, the newspaper publications of the calls [for stock payments], and a witness to prove all by." Abraham Lincoln to William Martin, 25 August 1851, CW, 2:110.

Lincoln & Herndon win two cases, one by default, one by agreed judgment. Record.

Lincoln writes affidavit and has it sworn in Lamb v. Shipman, and files it next day in Sangamon Circuit Court. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.