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Witness receipt from John Close to J.P. Herndon : John Close vs. John Ritter,

Other Title:
John Close vs. John Ritter witness receipt from John Close to J.P. Herndon; Lincoln legal cases 1830-1860, 1833 May 8.
Illinois., Circuit Court (Sangamon County)
Other Authors:
Illinois. Circuit Court (Sangamon County)
Item ID:
[Springfield, Ill.] : [Circuit Court of Sangamon County], 1833.
Call Number:
KFI1201 1833 MAY 8
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([2] pages) ; 9 x 20 cm
Collecting of accounts -- Cases.
Close v. Ritter. local
Title supplied by cataloger.; CLICK ON WEB ADDRESS TO REACH THIS DOCUMENT.; Handwritten receipt 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.
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Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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