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Thursday, November 25, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Joel A. Matteson, former governor of Illinois and now interested in Chicago & Alton Railroad, regarding suit involving road in which Lincoln & Herndon had been retained. "It has so happened," Lincoln writes, "that, so far, we have performed no service in the case; but we lost a cash fee offered us on the other side." He suggests compromise by which fees may be settled. Abraham Lincoln to Joel A. Matteson, 25 November 1858, CW, 3:342.