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Receipt signed by John Close, Jr.

Creator:
Illinois--Circuit Court (Sangamon County)
Collection:
Lincoln Legal Cases, 1830-1860
Location:
Springfield, Illinois
Date of Original:
1833
Description:
Handwritten receipt, 8 x 20 cm, signed by John Close, Jr: 'Recieved of C. R. Matheny one dollar and fifty cents the jury fee in the case of John Close, jun. vs Ritter, Springfield Dec 21, 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:
71200908300164
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Digital File ID:
71200908300164
Available for Viewing:
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