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    John Todd Stuart, First Law Partner of Abraham Lincoln and Cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln, Document Signed, one page, 7.5" x 6", no place, 19 April 1833. A promissory note, also signed by John Todd, uncle of both Stuart and Mrs. Lincoln. Todd, a Kentucky physician, spearheaded the family's settlement in Springfield, Illinois, and was the father of Mrs. Lincoln's beloved cousin "Lizzie" Grimsley. Irregularly toned from having been overlaid with other papers; fine.

    Accompanied by two 1850 legal letters and a receipt from Stuart's last law partnership, none in his hand, but signed in the name of Stuart and [Benjamin S.] Edwards; with a few pencil notes concerning the families written by Lincoln tomb custodian H.W. Fay. Sized from 7.25" x 4.5" to 7.75" x 9.75". Some small stains that do not detract from the text; fine.


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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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