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The papers of Abraham Lincoln : legal documents and cases

Author: Abraham Lincoln; Daniel W Stowell
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Many in politics began their careers in the law; no one has cut such a distinguished path in this regard as Abraham Lincoln. Before his presidency, from 1836 to 1861, Lincoln practiced law in the courts of central Illinois. Part of an ambitious undertaking to collect and publish the surviving documentary record of Lincoln{u2019}s life, this four-volume set addresses his quarter-century law career. Arranged  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cases
Trials, litigation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Papers of Abraham Lincoln.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2008
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Lincoln; Daniel W Stowell
ISBN: 9780813926063 0813926068
OCLC Number: 134989353
Description: 4 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: V.1. Lincoln on being a lawyer --
Cannan v. Kenney / Cannan v. Kenney (1837-1841) : Illegal possession of property --
Rogers v. Rogers (1838-1839) : Divorce, alimony, adultery, desertion --
Hoffman v. Wernwag / Lockwood v. Wernwag / Marsh v. Wernwag (1839-1841) : Bridge construction, breach of contract, private legislation --
Hall v. Perkins / Perkins v. Hall (1841-1853) : Promissory notes, breach of contract, debt collection --
Purkapile v. Hornbuckle (1841-1842) : Illegal possession of property --
In re Johns (1842): Bankruptcy --
Crow and Crow v. Crow et al. (1842) : Inheritance, dower --
A term in the Sangamon County Circuit Court (Spring 1842) --
A tour of two circuits with Lincoln (Spring 1842) --
Grable v. Margrave (1840-1842) : Parental rights to labor, sexual relations, reputation --
James Bell & Company for the use of Speed v. Hall (1842-1843) : Debt collection, promissory notes, breach of contract --
Dorman et ux. v. Yost (1841-1852) : Inheritance, estate settlement, private legislation, fraud --
Todd v. Ware (1843-1844) : Promissory notes, debt, breach of contract, bank notes --
Wren and Hart v. Wren et al. (1843-1846) : Divorce, alimony, dower, adultery --
People ex rel. Davidson v. Bennett / Wright for the use of Davidson v. Bennett and Bennett (1843-1845) : Bastardy, child support --
Lewis for the use of Longworth v. Lewis (1845-1849) : Breach of contract, estate settlement, statute of limitations --
People v. Lane et al. (1846-1847) : Larceny. V. 2. In re Bryant et al. / Matson for the use of Coles County, Illinois v. Rutherford (1847-1848) : Slavery, Black laws, habeas corpus, comity --
Lewis v. Moffett (1848-1850) : Dissolution of partnership, fraud, sale of patent rights --
McAtee et al. v. Enyert (1849-1852) : Sale of land, mental competence, fraud --
Coon v. Lloyd et al. (1849-1850) : California gold rush, breach of contract --
People v. Vandeventer (1850-1851) : Assault --
Tennery et ux. v. Sturgeon (1849-1850) : Slander, prostitution, reputation --
Barret v. Alton & Sangamon Railroad (1851-1852) : Railroads, stock subscriptions, breach of contract --
A tour of the Circuit with Lincoln (Spring 1852) --
Grubb v. John Frink & Company (1852-1853) : Personal injury, stagecoaches --
People v. Loe (1852-1853) : Murder, manslaughter, pardon --
Stewardson v. Stewardson / Stewardson v. Stewardson (1852-1853) : Divorce, alimony, married women's property rights --
Oldham and Hemingway v. Lincoln et al. (1853-1854) : Partnership settlement, interstate debt collection, misappropriation of funds, reputation --
Illinois Central Railroad v. McLean County, Illinois, and Parke / Lincoln v. Illinois Central Railroad (1853- 1857) : Railroads, taxation, constitutional law, attorney's fees --
Sullivan v. People (1853-1854) : Licensing, selling liquor illegally --
People ex rel. Moulton v. Brough et al. (1854) : Railroads, incorporation, authority to hold office --
People v. Pearl / People v. Sickler et al. / Pearl and Pearl v. Graham et al. (1854-1855) : Public nuisance, riot, destruction of property, liquor. V. 3. Allen v. Illinois Central Railroad et al. / Allen v. Illinois Central Railroad (1854-1859) : Railroads, construction, damage to property --
Stigleman, Johnson & Company v. Paddleford and Norton / Stigleman, Johnson & Company v. Paddleford et al. (1854- 1857) : Construction, breach of contract, mechanic's lien --
Welles et al. v. Welles et al. / Matheny v. Welles et al. / Welles et al. v. Hofferkemp et al. (1855-1856) : Estate settlement --
McDaniel et al. v. Correll et al. (1855-1863) : Wills, mental competence, inheritance --
Dungey v. Spencer (1855) : Slander, race, Black laws, reputation --
Clark and Morrison v. Page et al. / Bacon v. Ohio & Mississippi Railroad (1855-1859) Railroads, Financing, Corporate Fraud --
Aspinall v. Lewis, Johnson & Company (1856-1857) : Sale of patent rights, promissory notes, interstate debt collection --
Eads & Nelson v. Ohio & Mississippi Railroad (1855- 1858) : Salvage, rivers, railroads --
Christian County, Illinois v. Overholt & Squier (1856- 1857) : Construction, prospective profits, breach of contract --
Rugg v. Haines (1856-1862) : Patent infringement, agricultural machinery --
Davenport v. Sconce and Don Carlos (1857-1860) : Land speculation, fraud --
Hurd et al. v. Rock Island Bridge Company (1856-1857) : Railroad bridges, river navigation, steamboats, Effie Afton case --
Johnston v. Jones and Marsh (1849-1862) : Land ownership, Chicago waterfront. V. 4. People v. Armstrong (1857-1858) : Murder, almanac trial --
S.C. Davis & Company v. Lowry & Randle (1857-1858) : Promissory notes, breach of contract, interstate debt collection --
People ex rel. Lanphier & Walker v. Hatch (1857-1858) : Reapportionment, executive prerogative, official duty, constitutional law --
Joyner v. Bowen and Marvel (1858-1861) : Land ownership, military bounty land, fraud --
Bullock v. Viney (1859) : Sale of land, promissory notes, foreclosure of mortgage --
People v. Harrison (1859) : Murder --
Lincoln the lawyer outside the courtroom (1832-1860) --
Lincoln as a court official (1838-1860).
Other Titles: Papers.
Responsibility: Daniel W. Stowell, editor ; Susan Krause [and others], assistant editor.
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Before his presidency, from 1836 to 1861, Abraham Lincoln practiced law in the courts of central Illinois. This title addresses his quarter-century law career. It presents documents from more than  Read more...


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