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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This handwritten legal document, dated July 11, 1839, is an affidavit of William L. Birch in regards to the plaintiff of a law suit named William Andrews. The affidavit is signed by William Butler as being "sworn and inscribed in open court." The back of the affidavit identifies the law suit as being Andrews vs. Taylor and included a typed description inlaid on the bottom corner that claims the affidavit is in "Lincoln's hand".
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Document, Affidavit of William L. Birch, July 11, 1839, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.