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    Abraham Lincoln Autograph Document Signed "Bush & Lincoln p.q." Tazewell Co., Ill., April 1850, two and one-half pages, folio, on blue paper. In Josiah Mathews vs William L. Saltonstall, the former claims that the defendant on 20 September 1849 and "divers other days...with force and arms, broke and entered the close of the...plaintiff...and there forced, broke open, threw down, damaged and spoiled divers fences" of $100 value, "and with feet in walking, trod down, trampled upon, consumed and spoiled...grass and corn" to an equal value, and with various animals and vehicles did likewise damage "the earth and soil of the said close..." In all, Mathews seeks $500 damages. In writing his text Lincoln left several blanks (for dates and legal descriptions of land) which have been accomplished in a clerical hand. Heavy folds on the last page are creased and soiled, but clear of Lincoln's handwriting. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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