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Writ of Fieri Facias in James P. Hawthorn vs. David Wooldridge (trespass vi et armis)

Creator:
Illinois--Circuit Court (Sangamon County)
Collection:
Lincoln Legal Cases, 1830-1860
Location:
Springfield, Illinois
Date of Original:
1836
Description:
Printed form, 31 cm, filled in and signed by William Butler, clerk (Stephen L. Logan, judge), ordering the sheriff of Sangamon County to recover the costs of the suit. Docketed on verso: 'James P. Hawthorn vs David Wooldridge: Fi. Fa,' with costs, 'Nothing made on this execution to be renewed' and signed G. Elkins, sheriff. 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:
71200908300239
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Digital File ID:
71200908300239
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