1. Category:
  2. Manuscripts & Documents (7,187)

Witness affidavit for Nelson R. Ashurst : James P. Hawthorn vs. David Wooldridge (assumpsit),

Other Title:
James P. Hawthorn vs. David Wooldridge (assumpsit) witness affidavit for Nelson R. Ashurst; Lincoln legal cases 1830-1860, 1836 Oct.
Authors:
Illinois., Circuit Court (Sangamon County)
Other Authors:
Illinois. Circuit Court (Sangamon County)
Item ID:
71200908300232
Publisher:
Springfield, Ill. : Circuit Court of Sangamon County, 1836.
Call Number:
KFI1201 1836 OCT
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([2] pages) ; 9 x 21 cm
Topic:
Breach of contract -- Cases.
Hawthorn v. Wooldridge (assumpsit). local
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Career in law.
Note:
Title supplied by cataloger.; CLICK ON WEB ADDRESS TO REACH THIS DOCUMENT.; Printed form filled in and signed by William Butler, clerk: "Nelson R. Ashurst being duly sworn, says that he attended four days as a witness in the above cause, on behalf of the plaintiff." Docketed on verso: "assumpsit case, Hawthorn vs. Wooldridge."; Wooldridge asked Hawthorn to break twenty acres of prairie sod for which Wooldridge would pay him $50. Wooldridge also asked Hawthorn to break eighteen acres of prairie sod for which Wooldridge would allow Hawthorn to use the land for as long as necessary to raise wheat or corn. Wooldridge failed both to pay him and to allow him to use the land. Hawthorn sued Wooldridge in an action of assumpsit to recover the debt and requested $100 in damages. Wooldridge retained Stuart and Lincoln, pleaded not guilty, and requested a set-off of $314 because Hawthorn failed to pay him when Hawthorn was a tenant. The parties reached an agreement, and the court dismissed the case. Hawthorn also called Lincoln as a witness. Scholars have frequently described this case and another case between these parties (Hawthorn v. Wooldridge) as Lincoln's first cases as an attorney.--The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln (online second edition).
OCLC Number:
ocn883247062
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Available for Viewing:
By appointment only
Category:
Manuscripts & Documents