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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This summons from the people of the State of Illinois to the Sheriff of Sangamon County, dated June 24, 1840, is for Samuel Hoper to appear before the Circuit Court of Sangamon County to answer to the debt owed Thomas Simpson. The summons is signed by William Butler, the Sangamon County Circuit Court clerk. The back of the summons contains the names of the parties involved and other information. The paper is damaged and stained in several places.
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Document, Summons for Samuel L. Hoper in Sangamon County Illinois, June 24, 1840, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.