Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Herndon, William Henry
Lincoln, Abraham
Dates 1859
Location Illinois
United States
Language English
Subjects Berry, Benjamin F. (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Berry, Sarah Ann Hill (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Herndon, William H.
Jones, Samuel (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Legal Case and Case Notes
Lincoln's Law Practice
Lincoln, Abraham
Bill for Divorce in Berry v. Berry, [Law papers].
Contributor Names
Lincoln, Abraham (Author)
Herndon, William Henry (Author)
Created / Published
Sangamon county, Illinois, September 6, 1859
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
-  Lincoln's law practice
-  Herndon, William H. (1818-1840)
-  Jones, Samuel (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Berry, Sarah Ann Hill (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Berry, Benjamin F. (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Manuscripts
-  legal case and case notes
-  United States -- Illinois -- Sangamon
legal case and case notes
-  Summary: Benjamin Berry pleaded guilty in a forgery case, and the court sentenced him to three years in the penitentiary. Sarah Berry retained Lincoln and Herndon and sued Benjamin Berry for divorce on the grounds that he was a convicted felon. Benjamin Berry failed to appear, and the court granted the divorce.
32.1 x 21 cm.
Call Number
Law Papers; Portfolio 3, no. 53
Source Collection
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
Rare Book And Special Collections Division
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