Manuscripts/Mixed Material Petition for Dower in Porter v. Sangamon County, Illinois, [Law papers].
Herndon, William Henry
Herndon, William H.
Legal Case and Case Notes
Lincoln's Law Practice
Porter, Margaret Klein (Lincoln's Law Practice)
- Petition for Dower in Porter v. Sangamon County, Illinois, [Law papers].
- Contributor Names
- Lincoln, Abraham (Author)
- Herndon, William Henry (Author)
- Porter, Margaret (Author)
- Created / Published
- Sangamon County, Illinois, August 11, 1851
- Subject Headings
- - Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
- - Lincoln's law practice
- - Herndon, William H. (1818-1840)
- - Porter, Margaret Klein (Lincoln's law practice)
- - Manuscripts
- - legal case and case notes
- - United States -- Illinois -- Sangamon
- legal case and case notes
- - Summary: Before his death, William Porter sold a lot in Springfield, Illinois, which Sangamon County eventually purchased and on which it built the courthouse. Margaret Porter, William Porter's widow, had not released her right to dower in the lot. Porter retained Lincoln and Herndon and sued Sangamon County, Illinois, for her dower. The county claimed that Margaret Porter had relinquished her dower right, but that if she had not, she should receive dower from an adjacent lot owned by Andrew Porter. The parties reached an agreement in which Sangamon County paid Porter $350 and Porter released her interest in the lot. The court dismissed the case. Herndon received $10 for his legal services.
- 21.7 x 35 cm.
- Call Number
- Law Papers; Portfolio 2 no. 6
- Source Collection
- The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
- Rare Book And Special Collections Division
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