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    Abraham Lincoln Autograph Legal Document Signed "Lincoln & Herndon for defts". Two pages (front and verso of single blue sheet), 7.5" x 11.5", "In the Circuit Court of Sangamon County in the State of Illinois", August 1, 1855. Lincoln writes, for the defendant, a notice for the defendant to take depositions in Willard Tinney v. Frederick Ingwesson, et al. Lincoln was at a point in his circuit-riding days when his political prominence was starting to rise. He had recently become the head of the newly formed Republican Party and would soon be a serious contender for the vice presidential nomination in 1856. Even though he had many large clients, Lincoln (and partner Herndon) still argued small, ordinary cases for the common people as represented in this document. Stephen Trigg Logan, the plaintiff's attorney and Lincoln's former law partner, received the deposition. He has signed at the end, "S. T. Logan atto. for plff." The document is matted and visible from both sides.

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