Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2010
    14th-15th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,628

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

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

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 May 22 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,568,288