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Witness receipt signed by J.P. Herndon

Creator:
Illinois--Circuit Court (Sangamon County)
Collection:
Lincoln Legal Cases, 1830-1860
Location:
[Springfield, Illinois]
Date of Original:
1833
Description:
Handwritten receipt, 9 x 20 cm, signed by J.P. Herndon: 'Recieved of John Close the full amount of my claim as a witness in the case of said Close & J. Ritter, May 8th 1833.' John Close first sued John Ritter in the Justice of the Peace court to recover a $73 debt. The jury found for Close and awarded him $73. Ritter then appealed the judgment to the Sangamon County Circuit Court. Abraham Lincoln was called to testify as a witness on Ritter's behalf. The court affirmed the judgment in favor of Close but reduced the award to $35.
Subject:
Collecting of accounts--Cases; Close v. Ritter
Category:
Manuscripts & Documents
Format of Original:
Manuscript
Item ID:
71200908300162
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Digital File ID:
71200908300162
Available for Viewing:
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