Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Herndon, William Henry
Lincoln, Abraham
Dates 1859
Location Illinois
Sangamon
United States
Language English
Subjects Graham, Almira (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Graham, James (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Herndon, William H.
Kelly, Amanda (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Legal Case and Case Notes
Lincoln's Law Practice
Lincoln, Abraham
Manuscripts
Wright, P. (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Title
Bill for Divorce in Graham v. Graham, [Law papers].
Contributor Names
Lincoln, Abraham (Author)
Herndon, William Henry (Author)
Created / Published
Sangamon County, Illinois, August 2, 1859
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
-  Lincoln's law practice
-  Herndon, William H. (1818-1840)
-  Wright, P. (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Graham, Almira (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Graham, James (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Kelly, Amanda (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Manuscripts
-  legal case and case notes
-  United States -- Illinois -- Sangamon
Genre
Manuscripts
legal case and case notes
Notes
-  Summary: Almira Graham retained Lincoln and Herndon and sued James Graham for divorce on the grounds of cruelty and adultery with Amanda Kelly. She also requested custody of their one child. Almira Graham claimed that James Graham beat her causing bruises on her body. Amanda Kelly testified that she had had a bastard child and that James Graham was the father. A constable arrested Graham for bastardy and testified that Graham "stated that he did not know whether he was the father ... but that he had a chance to be." Other testimony showed James Graham to be a drunkard. James Graham failed to appear, and the court ruled for Almira Graham and granted the divorce.
Medium
32.5 x 21 cm.
Call Number
Law Papers; Portfolio 3, no. 51
Source Collection
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
Repository
Rare Book And Special Collections Division
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/lprbscsm.scsm1497


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