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    Abraham Lincoln Unsigned Autograph Document. Piatt Co., Ill., 12 October 1852, one page, folio, on blue paper. An affidavit signed by James H. Hollingsworth, who is under indictment "for a supposed assault with intent to commit a bodily injury upon Jacob Ater". Hollingsworth seeks to delay action in his case, claiming that he "can not safely go to trial" because of the absence of two material witnesses, by whom he expects to prove that "Ater threatened to kill the affiant, and threw a heavy bottle at the head of this affiant, with great violence, and was rushing upon said affiant apparently to execute his threats of killing him, at the time this affiant snapped the pistol at him..." (aside from this alleged assault, records show that Hollingsworth was simultaneously up on three charges of illegally selling liquor). Some fold wear, but good; unusual, since Lincoln was not involved in a great many criminal assault cases. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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