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Tuesday, November 25, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to his step-brother John D. Johnston, of Charleston, Illinois, regarding some property that Lincoln's stepmother Sara Lincoln owns. Lincoln writes, "[I]f it be sold, of course, she is intitled to the interest on all the money it brings, as long as she lives; but you propose to sell it for three hundred dollars, take one hundred away with you, and leave her two hundred, at 8 per cent, making her the enormous sum of 16 dollars a year. Now, if you are satisfied with treating her in that way, I am not." Abraham Lincoln to John D. Johnston, 25 November 1851, CW, 2:113.

Lincoln & Herndon obtain divorce and custody of children for their client, Reuben Radford, in Radford v. Radford when defendant defaults. In Bunn v. Snow and Keys, defendants confess debt of $18.26. Record.