Abraham Lincoln Handwritten Letter Signed, A Rare Historical Find

Abraham Lincoln Handwritten Letter Signed, A Rare Historical Find

Abraham Lincoln Handwritten Letter Signed, A Rare Historical Find

Reads in full below historical background. Fellow attorney Hezekiah Wead engaged Lincoln to help with two cases pending in Springfield, Illinois, court. As noted here, Lincoln filed a declaration in one case and provided a status update on the other.

Court records no longer exist for this period in Lincoln's career, so the exact nature of Nicholas vs. Herbert is unknown, although much of his general law practice revolved around debt and land cases.

Lincoln's use of the phrase "according to Gunter" is also curious; Roy Basler, editor of the Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, had been. Unable to locate any legal scholarship pertaining to anyone named Gunter.

" Instead, he postulated that Lincoln is reverting to a "bit of surveyor's lingo, the equivalent of'according to Hoyle,'Edmund Gunter being the surveyor's authority. Lincoln had been a surveyor for a few years in the 1830s. Hezekiah Wead migrated from Vermont to Illinois to pursue a legal career. Like Lincoln, he was also interested in public office. Wead was a delegate to the Illinois State Constitutional Convention in 1847.

The two men remained friends despite finding themselves on opposite sides of legal cases and political parties. Although Wead was a Democrat, he congratulated Lincoln when he won the 1860 Republican Party nomination, and remained pro-Union , opposing secession and strongly supporting Lincoln's efforts to crush the rebellion. Condition Very fine but for small tear at seal. A fragment of the wax seal remains. Letter Signed, to Hezekiah M. Integral address leaf in Lincoln's hand. Yours by the hand of Mr. Davidson was duly received - I will have your. Declaration filed and rule taken tomorrow, according to Gunter - Your. Herbert, stands on the Docket No.

No particular day for trial - If the opposite party will be ready to. Try it, as soon as the court will, my opinion is you may come right.

Along - My recollection is that I have never known the trial of a case. In this court, delayed beyond the first week, when both parties were ready for trial. Accompanied With a Letter of Authenticity. It is our desire to offer collectors of fine autographs and memorabilia the opportunity to acquire items of the utmost authenticity and quality, all backed by a lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

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Abraham Lincoln Handwritten Letter Signed, A Rare Historical Find