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Wednesday, August 28, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Sangamon County Circuit Court, Lincoln annotates a document that certifies that Deputy Sheriff James M. Maxey has "delivered a copy of the forgoing notice and interrogatories to [the plaintiff's attorney] John D. Urquhart." Maxey signs the document. In the dower case of Bevans v. Brown et al., Lincoln, Stephen T. Logan, and John T. Stuart represent numerous heirs and James N. Brown, who is the administrator of the deceased John Bevans's estate. John D. Urquhart and Stephen A. Douglas represent Bevans's widow Margaret Bevans. In his will, John Bevans directed that his wife should receive "one Bed of the Second choice, and one third of my Bedding together with one fifth part of my corn and meat." John Bevans left the bulk of his land and personal property to his son and daughters.Notice to Take Deposition, 28 August 1839, Bevans v. Brown et al., IHi, Springfield, IL; Will of John D. Bevans, 26 December 1838, Bevans v. Brown et al., Sangamon County Circuit Court, 04/015/01, Illinois State Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL.