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Law -- Illinois -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

E. B. Washburne legal documents

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292389]
Identifier: Vault MSS 573
Scope and Contents

Answer filed in Circuit Court, Joe [sic] Daviess County, Illinois, October 24, 1844, in response to a complaint filed in the case of Washburne, administrator for the estate of John C. Smith, et al., vs. James Duncan.

Dates: 1844 October 24

Pierre Menard legal documents

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292405]
Identifier: Vault MSS 572
Scope and Contents

Two bonds and one letter of complaint for three cases in which Menard was one of the litigating parties.

Dates: 1815-1844

Abraham Lincoln letter to Samuel D. Marshall

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292538]
Identifier: Vault MSS 563
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter written from Springfield, Illinois, dated December 30, 1845, and addressed to the attorney, Samuel D. Marshall. The item is concerned with a plea to be brought before the "Supreme Court." Lincoln questions how the case is to be presented and how much it will cost.

Dates: 1845 December 30

Probate Court legal instruments

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310978]
Identifier: MSS SC 1264
Scope and Contents

Three legal instruments from Illinois. Two of the items are letters of administration on the estate of the late Hugh White which were produced by the Adams County Probate Court. The third item is a bill of lading for articles being shipped on the Ohio River to Martin Baker, Jr. at Louisville.

Dates: 1833-1835