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    Abraham Lincoln Unsigned Autograph Document. No place or date (Tazewell Co., Ill.; docketed May 185[4?]), one page, folio, on gray-blue paper. A decree in Reuben Hatch vs John Preston and John Wightman, prepared for and signed by the judge, "D. Davis" (David Davis, a close personal friend and long-time legal associate of Lincoln, who helped secure his presidential nomination in 1860, was appointed by him to the U.S. Supreme Court, and administered his estate). Davis declares a conveyance by Preston to Wightman "set aside and held for naught, as being fraudulent" and orders that certain "lands, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be sold to satisfy and pay...the County Circuit Court", and "that the sheriff of Tazewell proceed upon the levy already made according to the rules of the common law..." Scattered light age toning. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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