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Receipt signed by Thomas Lockerman

Creator:
Illinois--Circuit Court (Sangamon County)
Collection:
Lincoln Legal Cases, 1830-1860
Location:
[Springfield, Illinois]
Date of Original:
1837
Description:
Handwritten receipt, 5 x 21 cm, signed but not written by Thomas Lockerman: 'Received of David Woldridge in full of all debts dues or claims up to the preasant date this the 12th day of Sept 1837.' 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:
71200908300241
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Digital File ID:
71200908300241.tif
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