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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This estate appraisal agreement, dated February 3, 1874, states that C. M. Smith, C. C. Brown, and N. W. Mathews are jointly authorized to appraise the goods, chattels and personal estate of James L. Lamb in Sangamon County, Illinois. The men listed have taken an oath to retain, annexed to an appraisement bill of said goods etc. of the personal estate in dollars and cents and provide a columns opposite to each article with the appraisal value. The agreement was witnessed and signed by John J. Hardee, the Sangamon County, Illinois Court clerk in Springfield, Illinois.
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Estate Appraisal Agreement for the James L. Lamb Estate, February 3, 1874, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.