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Wednesday, May 25, 1842.+-

Charleston, IL.

In the Coles County Circuit Court case of Patterson v. Winkler, Lincoln writes a bond, and his client Young E. Winkler and Winkler's surety sign the bond in court. Winkler, who was not married to plaintiff Anne Patterson, had earlier admitted to the court that he was the father of her child. In the bond, Winkler agrees to pay Patterson support for the maintenance of the child. Bond, 25 May 1842, Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.