11-12-2017 11-12-2017
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November 12, 2017 11:00AMCalender

Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Autograph Legal Document, [October 1851].

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3040B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 12, 2017 11:00AM


Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Autograph Legal Document, [October 1851]. Single wove leaf document inscribed in Lincoln's hand on one page, signed by Judge David Davis (1815-1886) concerning the final outcome in Vermilion County Circuit of the case Joseph Gundy v. John Van Gundy, edges chipped, docketed on verso, horizontal breaks along old folds, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.
The Gundy brothers were suing one another over the dissolution of their business partnership. Lincoln was retained by John Van Gundy. This documents the court's finding in favor of the complainant, Joseph Gundy, and calls upon defendant, John Van Gundy to pay his brother the sum of $415.00 within five days, thus ending the dispute.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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David Davis, John Van Gundy, Joseph Gundy, Gundy, Van Gundy, Lincoln