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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams


This legal document is an action of assumpsit (the recovery of damages due to the non-performance that is under contract) between John A. Monahan vs. J. J. Laws & William G. Vandike. The document alleges that the defendants gave their not to the plaintiff for the sum of three hundred dollars and the full amount of the payment had not been paid before suit. The bill requests that the case be submitted to the court without a jury and the judge decide based on testimony by both parties and the judgment to be entered as of the current term and the decision to be take as have been duly and regularly excepted to with the option of appeal to the Supreme Court. The document is incomplete. The back of the page includes the filing date of March 23, 1858, filed by the clerk, P. Doty. Creases are visible on the page.

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Mississippi State University Libraries, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Original Manuscript Collection, Series 1: Abraham Lincoln Legal Documents, 1837-1859, Box 1, Folder 40


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Document, Action of Assumpsit, John J. Monaghan vs. J. J. Laws & William G. Vandike, March 23, 1858



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