1. Category:
  2. Manuscripts & Documents (4,216)

Writ of Fieri Facias in James P. Hawthorn vs. David Wooldridge (trespass vi et armis)

Creator:
Illinois--Circuit Court (Sangamon County)
Collection:
Lincoln Legal Cases, 1830-1860
Location:
Springfield, Illinois
Date of Original:
1839
Description:
Printed form, 33 cm, filled in and signed by William Butler, ordering the sheriff of Sangamon County to recover the costs of the suit. Docketed on verso: 'James P. Hawthorn vs David Wooldridge: Fi. Fa,' with costs, 'Satisfied' and signed G. Elkins, sheriff. Wooldridge assaulted Hawthorn by beating and kicking him. As a result, Hawthorn was incapacitated for six weeks and was unable to transact any business. Hawthorn sued Wooldridge in an action of trespass vi et armis and requested $500 in damages. Wooldridge retained Stuart and Lincoln and pleaded not guilty. The jury found for Hawthorn and awarded $36 in damages.
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Career in law; Assault and battery--Cases; Hawthorn v. Wooldridge (trespass vi et armis)
Category:
Manuscripts & Documents
Format of Original:
Manuscript
Item ID:
71200908300244
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Digital File ID:
71200908300244
Available for Viewing:
By appointment only
Download:
PDF (174.57 KB)