Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Herndon, William Henry
Lincoln, Abraham
Dates 1859
Location Illinois
St Louis
United States
Language English
Subjects Allsup, Thomas (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Challerton, George M. (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Herndon, William H.
Hickox, Horace (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Hickox, Virgil (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Legal Case and Case Notes
Lincoln's Law Practice
Lincoln, Abraham
Stuart, William T. (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Wright, P. (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Bill of Complaint in Chatterton v. Hickox et al, [Law papers].
Contributor Names
Lincoln, Abraham (Author)
Herndon, William Henry (Author)
Created / Published
Sangamon County, Illinois, August 6, 1859
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
-  Lincoln's law practice
-  Herndon, William H. (1818-1840)
-  Allsup, Thomas (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Wright, P. (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Challerton, George M. (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Hickox, Virgil (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Hickox, Horace (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Stuart, William T. (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Manuscripts
-  legal case and case notes
-  United States -- Illinois -- Sangamon -- Springfield
-  United States -- Illinois -- Logan
-  United States -- Missouri -- St Louis
legal case and case notes
-  Summary: Alsop gave Stuart two promissory notes totaling $360.38 and secured the notes with a mortgage on two lots in Springfield, Illinois. Stuart and Edwards won a judgment for the St. Louis firm of Henry and Valle against Alsop and Horace Hickox. During the settlement of that judgment, Stuart mistakenly entered in the Recorder's Office record that the deed of trust held as security on the Alsop notes had been satisfied. The correct deed did not involve the Alsop transaction. In the meantime, Stuart sold the Alsop notes and mortgage to Chatterton. Also, Virgil Hickox purchased the judgment against Alsop and Horace Hickox and had the court sell the mortgaged lots to satisfy that judgment. Chatterton retained Lincoln and Herndon and sued Virgil Hickox, Horace Hickox, and Alsop to have the court correct the Stuart error in the Recorder's Office, void the Hickox sale of the mortgaged lots, and clear the title on the lots so that Chatterton might sell them if Alsop failed to pay the notes. The defendants defaulted, and the court ordered the master in chancery to execute the decree. The master in chancery corrected the recording error, voided the Hickox sale, and sold the two lots at public auction to Chatterton for $429.41 after Alsop failed to pay the balance of $342.14 on the notes.
32 x 21 cm.
Call Number
Law Papers; Portfolio 3, no. 52
Source Collection
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
Rare Book And Special Collections Division
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