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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. He writes, for the defendant, a notice to take depositions in Willard Tinney vs. Frederick Ingwesson, et al. Lincoln was at a point in his "circuit-riding" career 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."

    This document is in very fine condition and is elaborately and beautifully matted and framed. The Lincoln DS is matted in light green suede with gilt fillets into a double sided frame of 12.5" x 17" which is hinged to a matching suede mat containing an engraved presentation plate and Lincoln's image. The entire text of the document is engraved onto another large plate that is located underneath the hinged document frame. Overall size is 39" x 26". This would be at home on the wall of any office, residence, or institution.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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