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Wednesday, October 27, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to his client Lewis M. Hays, who is the administrator of Thomas Taylor's estate. In the Logan County Circuit Court case of Hays v. Turley, Hays is suing to collect on the defendant George Turley's promissory note. Lincoln explains, "I could have got a judgment against Turley, if I had pressed to the utmost; but I am really sorry for him—poor and a cripple as he is. He begged time to try to find evidence to prove that the deceased on his death bed, ordered the note to be given up to him or destroyed. I do not suppose he will get any such evidence, but I allowed him till next court to try." Abraham Lincoln to Lewis M. Hays, 27 October 1852, CW, 2:160.

Lincoln pays $94 cash on his bill at Obed Lewis' carriage shop. Obed Lewis Account Books.