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    Abraham Lincoln Partly Printed Subpoena, accomplished in Lincoln's hand and signed by Thomas Moffett, J.P., one page, 7.5" x 2.75", Springfield, Ill., 22 January 1842, commanding Cason Pemberton and Samuel and Joseph Tibbs to appear at Moffett's office on 7 February to testify (Lincoln adds "and your depositions to give") in the suit of William R. Miller vs Abraham and Clarkson Freeman. At this time Lincoln was in his second law partnership, with Stephen T. Logan, and they won this suit when the jury returned a verdict for the defendant client. The plaintiff was likely the same William Miller who served under Lincoln in the Black Hawk War. An early and rather unusual example, with nearly forty words and characters in Lincoln's hand. Minor marginal nicks; fine.

    Provenance: Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, sale 6 February 1962, lot 107.

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