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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This handwritten legal document concerning the Courtney vs. Smith case, filed October 19, 1842, offers the defendant's pleas of innocence and presents the plea of the plaintiff's theft. The document is signed by Lincoln and the pleas were filed by the Clerk, Amos Williams. There is damage along the edges.
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Document, Courtney & Smith Pleas, October 19, 1842, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.