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    Abraham Lincoln. Autograph Document Signed "Haines & Lincoln, p.d." No place or date [Tazewell Co., Ill.; docketed May 1853], one and one-third pages, folio, on ruled grayish-blue paper; another one and two-thirds pages of text, in an unknown hand (probably that of Haines) are signed twice "Haines & Lincoln defdt's attorneys"; besides all this, Lincoln has inserted in three places, in a small hand, the endorsement "Issue & joinder on the above by agreement" and signed "Broadwell p.q. / Lincoln p.d." (thus, in all, Lincoln has written four surname signatures throughout this document). A record from an unusual suit, William H. Carman for the use of George W. Chatterton vs Nathan Trice, Thomas C. Reeves and James Haines, which involved a contract by the defendants to convey three lots in the city of Pekin "for the price of one thousand dollars, to be paid by said Carman…in jewelry at…New-York wholesale prices…" The defendants claim that the jewelry was in fact only worth about $450 and that "Carman fraudulently & deceitfully represented said lot of jewelry to be worth one thousand dollars at the New York wholesale prices, there & then well knowing it was not worth so much…" Interestingly, the man standing behind this suit, George Chatterton, was Springfield's leading jeweler. In 1842, he had furnished Lincoln with a wedding band for Mary Todd inscribed, "Love is eternal". $3,800-4,500 From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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