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Collection Reference Number GLC00496.048
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1860 
Title Abraham Lincoln to Ward H. Lamon refusing a request for a new case
Date 7 January 1860
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Lamon, Ward H.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Refuses Lamon's request for him to take on a new case at Bloomington, because he is "so pressed" in Springfield at the time.
Subjects President  Law  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Springfield, Illinois
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Notes: Not in Basler. Lamon was a friend and fellow attorney of Lincoln in Illinois. Basler notes (2: 210n) that the two men established a law office together in Danville, Illinois and "were in partnership to some extent." Lincoln appointed Lamon Marshall of the District of Columbia in April 1861 (4: 319), and later invited Lamon to preside as Marshall at the Gettysburg ceremony (7: 7).
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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