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Sunday, December 5, 1847.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes to Herndon regarding case in Illinois Supreme Court. Last year plaintiff paid firm $20 advance fee and left Lincoln $10 to pay for abstracts. Lincoln forgot to leave $10 with Herndon. He sends it, and describes caucus. "The Whig majority . . . is so small . . . [it] leaves it doubtful whether we will elect them all."Abraham Lincoln to William H. Herndon, 5 December 1847, CW, 1:416-17.