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Facsimile of a defendent's plea written and signed by Abraham Lincoln in Lear v. Illinois Central Railroad (DeWitt County, 1854). A part of a facsimile set, The Lincoln Legal Papers: A Documentary History of the Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln, 1836-1861. A reproduction document written by Abraham Lincoln. The document is a defendant plea which was both written and signed by Abraham Lincoln. The case was Lear v. Illinois Central Railroad. The case occurred in Dewitt County, Illinois in 1854.
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8 1/12 inches X 11 inches
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recto, bottom center: "Defendent's Plea written and signed by Abraham Lincoln in Lear v. Illinois Central Railroad (DeWitt County, 1854)."
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Political career before 1861 Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Writing skill
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