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    [Abraham Lincoln's Law Partner]. Stephen T. Logan Slave's Servitude Indenture Signed "L T Logan". Two pages of a bifolium, 7.75" x 9.75", Sangamon County, Illinois; August 31, 1838. A contract between a slave named Julia Anne and her owner Daniel Cutright, written and signed by Logan as witness. The contract reads, in part:

    "That whereas heretofore Daniel Cutright brought the said Julia Ann who was then a slave the property of Said Cutright to the State of Illinois and has since resided with said Ann in the said State of Illinois by reason whereof the said Julia Ann claims a right to her freedom. Now for the settlement of all controversy, it is agreed that the said Julia Ann shall serve the said Daniel Cutright for the term of two years as follows: She is to live with the said Cutright from now until the 25th day of December next and after that time until the expiration of two years from this date the said Cutright is to hire out said Ann at some good place where she may select provided he can at such place get fair wages for her and he to be entitled to her hire for that time. And at the expiration of said term of two years the said Daniel Cutright is bound to give her up and suffer her for the remainder of her life to go be and remain free and unmolested and the said Cutright binds himself not to remove said Julia Ann from Sangamon County." Docketing on third page by the clerk of Sangamon County, Charles R. Matheny.

    Three years later, Logan became Abraham Lincoln's law partner (from 1841-1843). He went on to serve in the Illinois House of Representatives. Charles R. Matheny was the first village President of Springfield, Illinois, and his son was a groomsman in Lincoln's wedding.

    Condition: Flattened folds, with slight separations where folds created weaknesses. Very light toning along the edges, else very good.

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