Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Abraham Lincoln. Autograph Document Signed twice "Beckwith & Lincoln p.d." No place or date [Vermilion Co., Ill.; docketed May 1859], two pages, folio. In Sanford Calvert vs Wm. R. Timmons, Joseph Anderson, Remus McArdle, Barney Day and Albert Heath, the defendants offer to prove upon trial that Timmons was a justice of the peace and that Heath, "believing that an auger had been stolen, and…was concealed in the dwelling house, out-house, garden, yard or other place or places of…plaintiff" made a complaint before Timmons, who issued a search warrant that was "placed…in the hands of…Anderson, who was…an acting constable…Anderson summoned…McArdle (who also was a constable) and Day to assist him in making said search…and found the auger…[I]n doing so, they committed no actual violence or damage…[T]he foregoing is the whole of the supposed trespass in the declaration mentioned." Glassine repairs/strengthening on verso of each leaf to weak or slightly broken folds. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 367

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 29 days left to consign to the 2021 April 17 Featuring the Michael Ward Collection Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search