Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed Hezekiah M. Wead. Springfield, Illi




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Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed Hezekiah M. Wead. Springfield, Illi:
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Abraham Lincoln Letter Signed, to Hezekiah M. Wead Springfield, Illinois, December 6, 1846 1 p. Integral address leaf in Lincoln's hand Friend Wead: Yours by the hand of Mr. Davidson was duly received - I will have your declaration filed and rule taken tomorrow, according to Gunter – Your case of Nicholas vs. Herbert, stands on the Docket No. 57, assigned to 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. Yours truly, A. Lincoln 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. About Us About Us We're a genuine seller offering unique quality items at lower prices. In an effort to remain green and reduce our carbon footprint, every item is carefully packaged using recovered boxes, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts from the major retailers. Every package is thoroughly inspected for safe shipment to you. Enjoy your visit! sales typically begin on Sunday at 7pm, run 7 days and end on Sunday at 7pm, Buy it now listings are added constantly. Orders typically ship USPS Priority or Parcel Select. Customer service is priority #1, we try to be as specific as possible with each listing, we take as many pictures as possible to make sure that you are getting the product, “as described”. If you have any questions or concerns before or after your purchase, please communicate with us, we appreciate your business. Payment Payment We accept payment by: Paypal. Shipping Shipping We take great care packaging every item to ensure safe shipment to you. We charge a shipping fee only to cover our costs of materials and labor. Once your order has been processed and we have received cleared payment, your item will be dispatched as soon as possible. Terms Terms We warrantee and represent that the goods are as described in the above listing. We specifically disclaim any implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Customers should satisfy themselves that any item choice made is suitable for their intended purpose or use. We pride ourselves on our customer service. In the rare event that you have a problem with your item please contact us and we'll be happy to help. Returns Returns Genuinely faulty goods will be replaced or money refunded, however we must be advised of any faulty goods upon receipt of the item. It is the customers responsibility to pay for and ship the item back to us. If the item is found to be faulty, we will also refund the postage cost. You may also be interested in..... View more great items Template by Froo Apps Froo Frooition | selling manager applications, design, store design, shop design, template design, listing design

Abraham Lincoln Autograph Letter Signed Hezekiah M. Wead. Springfield, Illi:
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