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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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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)."
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[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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