LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865). Autograph document signed under his firm's name "Logan & Lincoln." Sangamon County, Illinois, 31 March 1842.
1 page, folio, 325 x 203 mm, creased, a few tiny separations along ends of folds just affecting letters. Docketed on verso by J. Calhoun as clerk.
A LEGAL PLEA WRITTEN ENTIRELY IN LINCOLN'S HAND DURING HIS SECOND LAW PARTNERSHIP. Complaint written by Lincoln, while a legal partner with Stephen T. Logan, on behalf of the plaintiff, Isaac Beebe, against the defendant Jonathan Dunn, for the recovery of the amount due on a promissory note. Containing approximately 280 words in Lincoln's hand. Stephen Trigg Logan (1800-1880), practiced law with Abraham Lincoln from 1841 to 1843. He served as Illinois circuit court judge and in 1847 was elected to the Illinois Constitutional Convention. He also served in the Illinois House of Representatives. Logan later nominated Lincoln for Senator, and helped fund his 1860 presidential campaign. Provenance: Emanuel Hertz (his sale, Anderson Galleries, 15 Nov 1927, lot 299).
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