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ABRAHAM LINCOLN, DEFENDANT: LINCOLN'S MOST INTERESTING LAWSUIT


Item #: 64335

Pages: vii, 40 pp.
Published: OE; Henry Young & Sons; Reprinted in 2008.

Subjects: LEGAL HISTORY, LEGAL PROFESSION

The facsimiles here given are taken from the records of theFayette Circuit Court and from letters of Abraham Lincoln. Apetition was filed in the Fayette Circuit Court, Lexington,Ky., May, 1853, by Edward Oldham and Thomas Hemingway,surviving partners of Oldham, Todd & Company, claiming thatAbraham Lincoln collected certain money, as their attorney,which was not paid over. Four depositions, constituting theproof for Lincoln, were filed in the Fayette Circuit Court,November 23, 1853, and so completely was the charge refutedthat the plaintiffs on January 16, 1854, filed a motion todismiss the case, which was done at their cost, February 10,1854.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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