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    Abraham Lincoln Autograph Document Signed "A. Lincoln." One page, 7.5" x 12", no place [Sangamon County, Illinois]; June 12, 1841. All in Lincoln's hand, a legal document recording the receipt of four promissory notes, belonging to Josiah Francis, to be kept for 40 days, "unless the makers or any of them call and pay and at the end of that time or any time afterwards am to return them or so many of them as remain unpaid, when said Francis may demand them of me at my office; and any money I may receive upon said notes is to be applied to one or the other or both of two judgements obtained against sd Francis in one case & against him and others in the other before Thomas Moffett a Justice of the Peace of Sangamon county..." The four notes are valued at $73.58, $34.06, $20.00, and $12.37. With docketing on verso. Lincoln was working in Sangamon County, Illinois with his second law partner, Stephen T. Logan, who he had entered into practice with only two months earlier. The two would go on to work together until the fall of 1844.

    Condition: Flattened folds, with uneven moderate toning throughout. Both sides have been silked to support separations and tears at folds. Paper loss at the fold edges, minorly affecting the text. Boldly signed by Lincoln.


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    November, 2020
    12th Thursday
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