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    Thomas Lincoln Manuscript Document, a "list of fees due Benjamin Helm, clerk of the Hardin Circuit Court & County Court of Hardin County for the year 1803", four pages, 11.75" x 15", Hardin County [Kentucky], 20 February 1804. Endorsements signed by Helm and the county sheriff are written vertically between columns of names and sums. Scores of persons indebted to the clerk are listed, among them Thomas Lincoln -- who owed $1.87-1/2 - as well as numerous relatives of his second wife, Sarah Bush Johnston (the beloved stepmother of the president). Among the latter is Christopher Bush, probably her father but possibly her brother of the same name. Other debtors include John Ashcroft, John Kennedy, Joseph La Follette (apparently the ancestor of the Wisconsin political dynasty), members of the Helm, Hardin, and Linder families, and Christopher Miller, legendary Indian captive who was raised among the Delaware but became a scout for Gen. Anthony Wayne in the old Northwest. Toned with some separations at folds. Some stains. Near very good.

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