ABRAHAM LINCOLN SIGNED AND HANDWRITTEN LETTER. ABRAHAM LINCOLN HANDWRITTEN LETTER, A HISTORICAL RARE FIND! Handwritten Letter Signed, to Hezekiah M. Springfield, Illinois, December 6, 1846. Reads in full below historical background. Fellow attorney Hezekiah Wead engaged Lincoln to help with two cases pending in Springfield, Illinois, court. As noted here, Lincoln filed a declaration in one case and provided a status update on the other. Court records no longer exist for this period in Lincoln’s career, so the exact nature of Nicholas vs. Herbert is unknown, although much of his general law practice revolved around debt and land cases. Lincoln’s use of the phrase “according to Gunter” is also curious; Roy Basler, editor of the Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, had been. Unable to locate any legal scholarship pertaining to anyone named Gunter. ” Instead, he postulated that Lincoln is reverting to a “bit of surveyor’s lingo, the equivalent of’according to Hoyle,’Edmund Gunter being the surveyor’s authority. Lincoln had been a surveyor for a few years in the 1830s. Hezekiah Wead migrated from Vermont to Illinois to pursue a legal career. Like Lincoln, he was also interested in public office. Wead was a delegate to the Illinois State Constitutional Convention in 1847. The two men remained friends despite finding themselves on opposite sides of legal cases and political parties. Although Wead was a Democrat, he congratulated Lincoln when he won the 1860 Republican Party nomination, and remained pro-Union , opposing secession and strongly supporting Lincoln’s efforts to crush the rebellion. Condition Very fine but for small tear at seal. A fragment of the wax seal remains. Letter Signed, to Hezekiah M. Integral address leaf in Lincoln’s hand. Yours by the hand of Mr. Davidson was duly received – I will have your. Declaration filed and rule taken tomorrow, according to Gunter – Your. Case of Nicholas vs. Herbert, stands on the Docket No. No particular day for trial – If the opposite party will be ready to. Try it, as soon as the court will, my opinion is you may come right. Along – My recollection is that I have never known the trial of a case. In this court, delayed beyond the first week, when both parties were ready for trial. Accompanied With a Letter of Authenticity. It is our desire to offer collectors of fine autographs and memorabilia the opportunity to acquire items of the utmost authenticity and quality, all backed by a lifetime guarantee of authenticity. Each piece is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity which is more than just a piece of paper: it’s an iron clad bond issued by a member of the mainstream autograph community who has a reputation as a full time and respected dealer. We offer a large variety of inventory consisting of all genres; rock and roll, historical, film, literature and much more. Please don’t hesitate to inquire if you are looking for something special. We warrantee and represent that the goods are as described in the above listing. We specifically disclaim any implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Customers should satisfy themselves that any item choice made is suitable for their intended purpose or use. We pride ourselves on our customer service. If any item we sell is declared to be not authentic, we may, in certain cases, ask for at least 3 written opinions from competent authorities acceptable to us. You may also be interested in…. Template by Froo Apps. The item “ABRAHAM LINCOLN HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED, A RARE HISTORICAL FIND” is in sale since Tuesday, March 24, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Political\Presidential”. The seller is “trishhesseyautographs” and is located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Autograph Authentication: Trish Hessey
- Signed by: Abraham Lincoln
- President: Abraham Lincoln
- Original/Reproduction: Original