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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This handwritten letter, dated December 24, 1914 , is written from Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter notifying Van Devanter that he is including more papers from the VanDevanter Case in which Lincoln figured in McLean County, Illinois. Weik says that he found the papers while cleaning out Lincoln and Herndon's law office in Springfield in the "early eighty's." Weik goes on to give his opinion of what the Van Devanter in the case was like. See also: Document, State v. Van Deventer, 1849; Document, Van Deventer Jury Instructions & Pleading, ; Document, Van Deventer Affidavit, April 18, 1850; Letter, Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter, September 30, 1911; Letter, Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter, November 5, 1911.
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Letter, Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter, December 24, 1914, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.