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Tuesday, August 21, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln sends John L. Miller of Metamora bill of complaint, with note: "Herewith is the Bill. Fill in the names of the arbitrators in the blank left for that purpose. Also, get copies of your deed and bond, as indicated in the bill, mark them (A) & (B) and file them with the Bill." He makes deposition that he is "the identical Abraham Lincoln, who was Captain of a company . . . in the war with the British band of Sacs . . . A.D. 1832," for obtaining additional bounty under act of Congress of March 3, 1855. Abraham Lincoln to John L. Miller, 21 August 1855, CW, 2:319-20.