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Abraham Lincoln, Signature on Legal Document, signed “Lincoln & Herndon”

Legal Document, Signed By Both Lincoln & Herndon


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Abraham Lincoln Signature on Autographed Legal Document, from 1855.

Abraham Lincoln In the case of (Ulysses) Lindley and (Theodore ) Baker v. (John) Williams, brought on the last day of the Spring Term.

Lincoln’s firm represents the defendant, but loses to the plaintiffs with damages of $1,014.48 (ref. LINCOLN DAY BY DAY, vol. II, p.141).

Lincoln and Herndon appealed to the Supreme Court. Lincoln here asserts that the plaintiff’s “acto non” “…are not sufficient in law for the plaintiff to have and maintain his said action….”

A fine example of a Lincoln legal document, writing being both bold and clear; tear in document professionally repaired and barely visible. Framed with museum quality and images of both Lincoln and Herndon, and a title brass plate beneath.

Lincoln, Abraham. Autograph Document, signed “Lincoln & Herndon, p.q.” (Springfield): 31 March 1855. Oblong, 8vo.; 1p.