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Monday, November 5, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

In letter to Isham Reavis, who applied for student's position in his law office, Lincoln says that he is gone too frequently to make study with him advantageous. He advises Reavis to get books and read them without instruction. He writes A. L. Brewer of outcome of case he tried for him in Logan County in Sept., and tells him that defendants talk of going to Supreme Court. Abraham Lincoln to Isham Reavis, 5 November 1855, CW, 2:327; Abraham Lincoln to Anson L. Brewer, 5 November 1855, CW, 2:327.