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    Abraham Lincoln. Autograph Document Signed "James & Lincoln p.q." Tazewell Co. (Ill.), April 1851, one-quarter page, folio. The circuit court clerk is requested to "please issue a summons" in the case of William Atchison (suing for Mary, wife of Madison Allen) vs the City of Pekin. At foot, attorney B.F. James has written an Autograph Document Signed entering himself as security for costs in the case. Benjamin F. James was one of the few candidates whom Lincoln personally examined for admission to the bar. James entered practice in 1841 and was frequently involved in cases with Lincoln during the following decade. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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