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Witness affidavit from Pollard Simmons : John Close vs. John Ritter,

Other Title:
John Close vs. John Ritter affidavit from Pollard Simmons; Lincoln legal cases 1830-1860, 1833.
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 1833A
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([2] pages) ; 14 x 20 cm
Collecting of accounts -- Cases.
Close v. Ritter. local
Title supplied by cataloger.; CLICK ON WEB ADDRESS TO REACH THIS DOCUMENT.; Handwritten affidavit signed by P. Simmons, "Close v Ritter: Pollard Simmons being sworn saith that he attended as a witness five days in the above case."; 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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