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Lincoln, representing Maria L. Bullock, buys land for Springfield real estate addition from Elijah Iles. Record.

He writes, for defendant, notice to take depositions in Tinney v. Ingwerson et al.Photocopy.



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Lincoln buys more land, for Mrs. Bullock, from heirs of Matheny, paying $50. Record; Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Maria L. Bullock, 31 August 1855, CW, 2:323-25.

He deeds to Elijah Iles his own equity (for legal services) in Mrs. Bullock's land, and writes Mrs. Bullock's certification, with Josiah Francis signing as witness. He appends surveyor's certification also. He writes petition and notice in Jane Allen v. Robert Allen Jr., signing "Lincoln & Herndon for Petitioner." He adds his affidavit that he delivered true copy to defendant. Record; Photocopy.



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Lincoln writes demurrer in Doyle et al. v. Lewis et al. in U.S. Circuit Court, and signs Logan's name as well as his own. RPB—Original.

Lincoln and Thomas Moffett sign an affidavit to Charles R. Pierce's statement that he served as a private in Captain Abraham Lincoln's company during the Black Hawk War and is thus eligible for additional bounty land for his service. Lincoln and Moffett's affidavit, sworn before Justice of the Peace William F. Elkin, declares that Charles R. Pierce "is the identical person he represents himself to be." Affidavit of Charles R. Pierce, 6 August 1855, RG 15, Entry 26: Records of the Bureau of Pensions and the Pension Service, Bureau of Pensions Correspondence and Pension Bounty Land Case Files Relating to Military Service Performed Between 1775 and 1861, Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, Case Files of Bounty Land Warrant Applications Based On Service Between 1812 and 1855 and Disapproved Applications Based on Revolutionary War Service, 1800-1900, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.



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Lincoln receives letter from Owen Lovejoy of Princeton. Abraham Lincoln to Owen Lovejoy, 11 August 1855, CW, 2:316-17.

He also has execution of Stigleman, Johnson and Guild against Manning A. Bruce levied on land which Bruce had mortgaged, and files certificate of levy for record. Herndon later (September 1857) gets judgment by default for $138.05. MH—Original; Record.



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Lincoln purchases paper of "Horse Powder" at drug store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 151.



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Lincoln writes to abolitionist and State Representative Owen Lovejoy, of Princeton, Illinois. Lovejoy had written to Lincoln and apparently expressed a desire to bring together the various political parties in opposition to slavery's expansion. Lincoln replies, "Not even you are more anxious to prevent the extension of slavery than I; and yet the political atmosphere is such, just now, that I fear to do any thing, lest I do wrong...I have no objection to 'fuse' with any body provided I can fuse on ground which I think is right." Abraham Lincoln to Owen Lovejoy, 11 August 1855, CW, 2:316-17.



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Lincoln writes newspaper advertisement of sale of land, Mrs. Bullock's, at public auction Saturday afternoon. Advertisement, 13 August 1855, CW, 2:317.



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In letter to George Robertson, former member of Congress, now professor at Transylvania College, Lincoln foreshadows his "House Divided" speech. He is convinced that there is no prospect of peaceful emancipation, and is afraid country is no longer united on abstract principle of liberty. "Our political problem now is, 'Can we, as a nation, continue together permanently—forever—half slave, and half free?' " Abraham Lincoln to George Robertson, 15 August 1855, CW, 2:317-18.

Robert Lincoln brings home from John Williams' store half-pound of gunpowder tea charged (63¢) to his father's account. Pratt, Personal Finances, 147.



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Lincoln writes amendment to chancery bill in VanBergen v. Singleton, signing "Logan, Lincoln & Herndon for complainant." Photocopy.

Lincoln buys paper of "Horse Powder" at drug store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 151.



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Acting for Mrs. Bullock, Lincoln has several lots sold in Bullock's Addition to Springfield sold. Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Maria L. Bullock, 31 August 1855, CW, 2:323-25.

Mrs. Lincoln buys and charges dress goods at John Williams' store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 147.



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For James Kelly of New Lisbon, Ohio, Lincoln writes power of attorney authorizing Lincoln & Herndon or either of them to do anything necessary in case of Blackledge in Logan County. He sends document for Kelly's signature. Original owned by Mrs. Edna Orendorff MacPherson, Springfield, Ill.



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For Mrs. Bullock, Lincoln deeds lots purchased at Saturday's sale to four different persons, taking notes from all except Elijah Iles, who paid in cash. He pays costs of sale, $38.10, and gives Matheny's heirs $50 for quit-claim deed, removing cloud from title. Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Maria L. Bullock, 31 August 1855, CW, 2:323-25; Record.



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Lincoln sends John L. Miller of Metamora bill of complaint, with note: "Herewith is the Bill. Fill in the names of the arbitrators in the blank left for that purpose. Also, get copies of your deed and bond, as indicated in the bill, mark them (A) & (B) and file them with the Bill." He makes deposition that he is "the identical Abraham Lincoln, who was Captain of a company . . . in the war with the British band of Sacs . . . A.D. 1832," for obtaining additional bounty under act of Congress of March 3, 1855. Abraham Lincoln to John L. Miller, 21 August 1855, CW, 2:319-20.



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Lincoln writes to his longtime friend Joshua Speed, of Kentucky, regarding slavery, politics, and Kansas. Lincoln writes, "You say if Kansas fairly votes herself a free state, as a christian you will rather rejoice at it. All decent slave-holders talk that way . . . But they never vote that way. Although in a private letter, or conversation, you will express your preference that Kansas shall be free, you would vote for no man for Congress who would say the same thing publicly. No such man could be elected from any district in any slave-state." As to his political affiliation, Lincoln explains, "You enquire where I now stand. That is a disputed point. I think I am a whig; but others say there are no whigs, and that I am an abolitionist. When I was at Washington I voted for the Wilmot Proviso as good as forty times, and I never heard of any one attempting to unwhig me for that. I now do no more than oppose the extension of slavery. I am not a Know-Nothing. That is certain. How could I be? How can any one who abhors the oppression of negroes, be in favor of degrading classes of white people?" Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 24 August 1855, CW, 2:320-23.



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Lincoln sends Maria Bullock certificate of deposit at Clark's Exchange Bank, Springfield, for $106.90, part of proceeds of lot sale August 20, 1855. Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Maria L. Bullock, 31 August 1855, CW, 2:323-25.



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Isaac Lindsay borrows $600 from Lincoln. Ten per cent per annum is rate of interest, and note calls for payment of principal in 12 months. Mortgage Book 1, 69.



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Lincoln writes Mrs. Bullock detailed account of business transacted for her. He sends her $2.08, balance of money in his hands. "The notes are in my hands, & the mortgages are at the Recorders office subject to my control. They are all in your name." Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Maria L. Bullock, 31 August 1855, CW, 2:323-25.