The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2 by Abraham Lincoln
To Joseph Gillespie.
SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 19, 1858.
MY DEAR SIR: This morning Col. McClernand showed me a petition for a mandamus against the Secretary of State to compel him to certify the apportionment act of last session; and he says it will be presented to the court to-morrow morning. We shall be allowed three or four days to get up a return, and I, for one, want the benefit of consultation with you.
Please come right up.
Yours as ever,