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Wednesday, November 17, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln angrily replies to letter from S. C. Davis & Co. complaining that lands of owners against whom judgments were won have not been sold. After describing what had already been done, Lincoln washes his hands of Davis business by offering to surrender it to anyone they name. "I believe we have had, of legal fees . . . one hundred dollars. I would not go through the same labor and vexation again for five hundred." Abraham Lincoln to Samuel C. Davis and Company, 17 November 1858, CW, 3:338.