Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This legal document, dated March 3, 1845, is a declaration of intent to sue due to the defendant's refusal to pay damages brough in an earlier suit. The declaration is signed by Lincoln and Herndon and was filed by J. Calhoun in Sangamon County Illinois Circuit Court.
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Document, Hope v. Beebe Declaration, March 3, 1845, May 19, 1844, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.