414. Henry C. Whitney to William H. Herndon.
Lawrence Ks 30th Decr 1866.
Bro Herndon —
Dr Oliver Wendell Holmes of Boston is quite anxious that it should be incorporated in You life of Lincoln the high estimation he had for his poem "The Last Leaf"
Henry C Whitney
It will not pay you to send for copy of Lincolns entry on the docket in Champaign Co. here is a copy of it: —
"Plea in abatement by B. L. Green a Dft. not servd led Saturday at 11 o' clock A.M. April 24th 1856. stricken from file by order of Court. Demr to Dec. if there ever was one overuled — Defendants who are servd now at 8 o'clock P.M. of the last day of the term ask to plead to the merits which is denied by the Court on the ground that the offer comes too late & therefore only nil dicit judgment is rendered for the Plff against the Defts who are servd in the process:
Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2921