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Thursday, June 24, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to fellow attorney Orville H. Browning, of Quincy, and reports on the constitutional convention meeting in Springfield. Lincoln writes, "I am not easy about the Courts. I am satisfied with them as they are." Lincoln does not oppose the popular election of judges and "term . . . limit[s]." Lincoln opposes "'A Puppy Court' that is, a Judge in each county, with civil jurisdiction in all cases up to a thousand dollars, and criminal, in all cases not capital . . . 'A Migratory Supreme Court' and Salaries so low as to exclude all respectable talent. From these, may God preserve us." Abraham Lincoln to Orville H. Browning, 24 June 1847, CW, 1:394-95.