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Thursday, April 21, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Frederick A. Thomas, a Lawrence County attorney, to discuss the bankruptcy case of In re Flanders. Lincoln is Jonathan L. Flanders's attorney in Springfield, where the case is scheduled to be heard in the U.S. District Court. "The whole cost," he writes, "exclusive of lawyer's fees, will be, as we think, about $20. in something at least as good as Shawnee." In a postscript he adds, "Tell J. K. Dubois he must come to the Legislature again; that I am off the track, and that the wheels of government will inevitably stop with out the aid of one of us." Abraham Lincoln to Frederick A. Thomas, 21 April 1842, CW, 1:285-86.