Material: Leather covers, page edges gilt in gold; back cover has a flap which extends
over the sides of the pages, and tucks into a leather strap on the front cover to close the
book and protect it. The flap is intact, as well as the leather strap on the front cover
Condition: Generally, very good; three small holes to side of flap.
Additional Information: Inscribed: If you finds[sic] Me sick Wouded[sic] or ded[sic]
please Perform those Wrights[sic] you Would for a Brother and send this to My Wife Mrs
H E Streeter New Durham NH.
Previously unpublished legal brief authored by Lincoln with 610 words in his hand. Lincoln writes as "A Commissioner for the Circuit Court of Champaign County, Illinois"
Filed May 26, 1853
"4pp ADS Signed 4x; 2.5 pp in Abraham Lincoln's hand May 26, 1853. Not in "Collected Works....". Not mentioned in "Lincoln Log" Apparently previously unpublished legal brief approx. 610 words in Lincoln's hand. A REMARKABLE FOUR AUTOGRAPHS using his FULL NAME TWICE with titles, and A. LINCOLN TWICE with titles and one with a whimsical SEAL drawn by Lincoln. Two Sheets Folded (4 pp) approx 8"x 12.75" on expected blue legal sheets. One autograph on each of the 4 pp. allowingfor exceptional display possibility by creative framer. Unframed, some separation at seams, but fully intact, fully legible and completely enamouring. Lincoln identifies himself as commissioner in all 4 autographs
SKU: 1296-1 - SOLD
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TRANSCRIPTION AS FOLLOWS:
This Indenture made the Twentysix day of May, in
the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred
and Fiftythree by and between Abraham Lincoln as a Commissioner of the Circuit Court of Champaign County, party of the first part,
and Caleb P. Davis of the state of Indiana,
party of the second part Witnessall
That whereas at
the October term of same Champaign County Circuit Court in
the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred
and Fiftyone in a suit pending in said court where in
said Caleb P Davis was complainant, and Solomon Wilson
and Minerva Wilson his wife were defendants, it was said
court among other things decreed that the said defendant
by deed with same covenants as in their former deed and
with relinquishment of dower convey to the same complainant
the premises in the Bill XXXXX XXXXXX. The West half of the
South quarter of Section Nine, The North East quarter of the South
West quarter of said Section Nine the South West Quarter of
the North West Quarter of said Section Nine. and another part
of said Section Nine and bounded as follows xxxx beginning
four poles North of the North East corner of the forty acre tract
land alone described then south seventynin poles to the south
to the South East corner of said last mentioned forty acre tract then east
one hundred and sixty poles then north thirty poles then West one
hundred and sixty poles to the beginning
Also this one hundred half of the north quarter west quarter of the
south east quarter of Section Eight, all of the said land being
in Township Twentytwo North of Range
Fourteen West of the Second Principal Meridian as is situated in
the county of Champaign in the State of Illinois that said defendant
execute and file in this record said office of Champaign County said deed
on or before the 1st day of the next term of this court, and in case of
the default therein Abraham Lincoln he as commissioner to grant a
conveyance under this decree And whereas said defendant have failure
said default in making conveyance according to said decree now among
the files of said court are in the words following xxxx " And the said
Solomon Wilson and Minerva his wife do covenant said xxxx with the
said Caleb P Davis and with his heirs and assign that they will and their
heirs and executors and administrators will warrant and forever defend
the same tract or parcels of land and all the appertinces to the same
Caleb P Davis and his heirs and assigns against all persons whatsoever
lawfully claiming or to claim the land.
Now therefor in consideration of the promises, i, the party of the first part have granted bargained and sold and by the powerxxx do grant
bargain and sell unto Caleb P Davis, and to his heirs and assigns forever
all the rights with interest and estate of the same Solomon Wilson and Minerva his wife
and to the lands herein above xxxxx. to Have and to Hold to the said
Caleb P Wilson and his heirs and assigns forever the same land together with all
and xxxxx the priviledge and appertinances therein belonging And I, party of the first part, so far as I am XXXX to authority do so
the same Solomon Wilson and Minerva his wife, and each of them
to the performance of this conveyance and to the relinquishment of
the dower as herefor recited
In testimony whereof, I , Party of the first part as commissioner as
aforesaid have hereto set my hand and seal this day and year first above written
A. Lincoln (draws a seal)
(NOTE: Following Section is in the hand of Thompson R. Webber, clerk of courts)
State of Illinois
I, Thompson R. Webber, Clerk of the
Circuit Court in and for said county, do hereby certify that
Abraham Lincoln whose signature appears to the foregoing
Does as having executed the same came this day personally
before me and acknowledges that for has created the same
in his Official Capacity for the xxxx and purposes
In testimony whereof I have hereto
set my hand and affixed the seal
of said court at Urbana this 26th day
of May, A.D. 1853
(Official Seal) T. R. Webber, Clrk
External or Page 4 folded in 4. Docketed by Lincoln for the court
A period letter, easy to read and well written; aches and pains of camp life; thanking his sister for sending stamps which he traded for a chicken and loaf of soft bread..."and got me the best dinner I have had for a long time." Mentions letter not getting home and that "the letter was captured while going up the river to Louisville." Lined paper with The Great battle of Manassas, Sept. 30th, 1862; measures: 4.5 x 7.75 inches.
Portrait of Garfield within border of oak leaf, laurel and stars surmounted by sword and flags festooned with black ribbon; beneath is a panoply of arms. President March 4th 1881
Died September 19th 1881
Age 49 Years
Eulogy By Hon. James C. Blaine
House Of Representatives Feb. 27, 1882 The card stock measure 9.75 by 6-inches; minor soiling...crease at bottom right.
Dimensions: 9.75 by 6-inches.
Green cloth cover, front and back with blind stamped eagle, spine with gold lettering, lightly inscribed in pencil "A. W. Eames / Aug 1866 / Leicester Mass."
Condition: flyleaf diagram has tear in one fold and foxing on front and back cover pages otherwise very good, volume I only.
Dimensions: 5.25 by 3.75-inches.
Hiram S. Berdan Autograph, Commander of Berdan's Sharpshooters - Copy of The Works of Washington Irving, Volume IX, 1854, signed on inside of end paper "H. Berdan." The inside cover page has a Francis Marion Crawford bookplate; Marion Crawford was a very popular American author who married Hiram Berdan's daughter Elizabeth in 1884. Hiram S. Berdan (1824 - 1893) was a millionaire who formed a unit of expert marksmen that became famous as "Berdan's Sharpshooters" during the Civil War. Berdan's autograph is uncommon.
1842 broadside printed in tribute to James K. York, Captain of the schooner Napoleon that was lost with all but one of his crew in a storm off the coast of Maine in November, 1842. The surviving crewmember, Stephen Chase, wrote a poem about the Captain's demise that was printed in Portland, ME in February, 1843. Rice paper mounted on laid paper, toned, with staining. - 11-inches by 7.5-inches.
In pursuance of Rogers requesting the deficiency, if any, of materials of copper, wood and iron for vessels being built at the Navy Yards under the act of the "Gradual Increase of the Navy"...Bainbridge writes, -That a sufficient quantity of each of the materials named is on hand, to complete Gun Ship No. 1 with the exception of about 55 feet pine boards & plank. Bainbridge reports inventory needed to complete Gun Ship No. 2 and materials needed to complete 44-Gun Frigate. (As depicted, center crease; a 1.5-inch tear, long ago taped at upper right. Old collectors tape at top and bottom crease line...about .25-inch each.)
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