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Saturday, July 14, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Sangamon County Circuit Court, Lincoln files a bill for divorce in the case of Plunkett v. Plunkett. Robert S. Plunkett seeks to end his marriage to Ann Alexander Plunkett, whom Lincoln's former law partner Stephen T. Logan represents. In the bill, Lincoln describes Robert as "an affectionate husband," and explains, "on or about the 14th day of February . . . 1846 . . . Ann wilfully deserted and absented herself from [Robert] . . . without any reasonable cause, and has continually since remained absent from him, being now for more than the space of two years." Bill for Divorce, filed 14 July 1849, Plunkett v. Plunkett, Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.