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Writ of fieri facias : James P. Hawthorn vs. David Wooldridge (trespass vi et armis),

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James P. Hawthorn vs. David Wooldridge (trespass vi et armis) writ of fieri facias; Lincoln legal cases 1830-1860, 1839 Jan 23.
Illinois., Circuit Court (Sangamon County)
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Illinois. Circuit Court (Sangamon County)
Item ID:
Springfield, Ill. : Circuit Court of Sangamon County, 1839.
Call Number:
KFI1201 1839 JAN 23
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([2] pages) ; 33 cm
Assault and battery -- Cases.
Hawthorn v. Wooldridge (trespass vi et armis). local
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Career in law.
Title supplied by cataloger.; CLICK ON WEB ADDRESS TO REACH THIS DOCUMENT.; Printed form, 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. Scholars have frequently described this case and another case between these parties (Hawthorn v. Wooldridge) as Lincoln's first cases as an attorney.--The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln (online second edition).
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Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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