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    Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed "A. Lincoln." One page, 7.5" x 4", Springfield, Illinois; March 25, 1852. Addressed to Hon. William Thomas, regarding business in Shawneetown. It reads in full: "I learn you have returned from Shawneetown; and I am anxious to hear what discoveries you made in my matters there. Will you please drop me a line? Yours as ever." Lincoln had worked on a legal case, Dorman v. Lane, which involved the sale of real estate in Shawneetown to cover a debt. A Shawneetown lawyer had contacted Lincoln to take the case to the Supreme Court in 1842, and as payment, Lincoln received a mortgage to 160 acres near Shawneetown, which he then sold in April of 1853. It is possible that this matter is what Lincoln refers to in his letter to Thomas.

    Condition: Flattened mail folds, with light uneven toning and soiling. Mounted to backing paper, with additional mounting residue on verso. Boldly signed by Lincoln.


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