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Wednesday, June 15, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Chicago attorney Henry A. Clark regarding the U.S. Circuit Court cases of Cochran & Hall v. Camp et al., and Cochran & Hall v. Morrison et al. The cases involve a dispute over titles to government land warrants. Lincoln writes, "The cases . . . are already continued. I have never had any definite arrangement with any one about a fee on these cases; and the consequence is I am bothered with them every court, without understanding any thing about them. I blame no one for this; but it would be better all round for me to either get out of the cases, or get in deep enough to understand and prepare them." He sends draft in payment for Chicago "Press & Tribune" for another year. Abraham Lincoln to Henry A. Clark, 15 June 1859, CW, 3:385; Abraham Lincoln to the Chicago Press and Tribune Company, 15 June 1859, CW, 2:385.