Lot #26
Abraham Lincoln Autograph Document Signed

Early handwritten court document filed in Illinois by 'prairie lawyer' Abraham Lincoln
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Estimate: $4000+

Description

Early handwritten court document filed in Illinois by 'prairie lawyer' Abraham Lincoln

Autograph document signed, "Logan & Lincoln," one page, 7.5 x 6, docketed January 19, 1841 on the reverse. Accomplished entirely in Lincoln's hand, the handwritten document reads: "Charles Thusman vs. William B. Taylor. Trespass on the Case, Damage $1000—The clerk of the Sangamon County Court will issue a summons in the above case, and also a subpoena on behalf of the plaintiff William Robinson and Lewis Wyble." In very good to fine condition, with complete separation to the central horizontal fold repaired on the back with archival tape. Lincoln was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1836, and practiced law with Stephen T. Logan from 1841 to 1843.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021





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