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.