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Receipt signed by Jesse Baker

Creator:
Illinois--Circuit Court (Sangamon County)
Collection:
Lincoln Legal Cases, 1830-1860
Location:
Springfield, Illinois
Date of Original:
1833
Description:
Handwritten receipt, 7 x 21 cm, signed by Jesse Baker: 'Recieved of John Close $2.50 for my attendance at the Sangamon cirkit corte and also my attendance before the magistrate in a suit of Close and Ritter, May 28th, 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:
71200908300163
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Digital File ID:
71200908300163
Available for Viewing:
By appointment only
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