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    Lincoln Law Partner William Henry Herndon. Autograph Document Signed "Lincoln & Herndon Sol. For Complt." Sangamon Co., Ill., Feb. 1860, two pages, folio. A bill for divorce in which Amasa Booth charges his wife Matilda with prostitution. Booth states that he was married in Sangamon County in November 1858, at which time he "believed and hoped that said Matilda was a chaste & virtuous woman..." Soon afterward he left for California to make money for their support, whereupon Matilda started keeping "a bad house" where she had "illegal connection with some persons…and has continually pursued said wrongful, illegal & unchaste conduct" committing "adultery & fornication or one or the other…without the connivance or consent" of her husband. $1,500-2,000 From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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