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    Abraham Lincoln Autograph Document Signed twice "Peters & Lincoln p.d." No place (Vermilion Co., Ill.), no date (docketed May 1850), one page, folio. In John Lee vs Francis Coburn, the defendant makes a general denial of the plaintiff's allegations and specifically pleads that he has previously "paid to the...plaintiff the...sums of money" claimed; Lincoln has written out the text of a receipt given by Lee to Coburn. This case went in Lincoln's favor when, upon being heard by the jury, the plaintiff submitted to a nonsuit. Written on blue paper which has faded nearly to white; some edge roughness and breaking folds, with extensive old glassine repairs on verso. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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