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Saturday, November 14, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Representing plaintiff in Bank of Commerce v. Emporium Real Estate & Manufacturing Co. in U.S. Circuit Court, Lincoln files bond for costs, declaration, notice, and protest. Nonpayment of promissory notes totalling $20,000 is alleged. Record.

Lincoln informs correspondent that it is impossible for him to attend courts in Coles or Edgar, or any counties in Judge Harlan's circuit. He therefore declines to undertake "Railroad suits. . . . I should be very pleased to oblige you if I could." Abraham Lincoln to Ozias Bailey, 14 November 1857, CW, 2:426.