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Sunday, December 19, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln urges William Fishback, young lawyer who handled foreclosure proceedings in S. C. Davis & Co. cases for Lincoln & Herndon, to return from Arkansas to Illinois. "Unless your prospects are flattering where you are," he says, "or your health will not permit, I wish you would return and take charge of this business." Abraham Lincoln to William M. Fishback, 19 December 1858, CW, 3:346.