Manuscripts/Mixed Material Petition for Dower in Porter v. Porter, [Law papers].

Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Herndon, William Henry
Lincoln, Abraham
Porter, Margaret
Dates 1851
Location Illinois
United States
Language English
Subjects Herndon, William H.
Legal Case and Case Notes
Lincoln's Law Practice
Lincoln, Abraham
Porter, Andrew (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Porter, Margaret Klein (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Talbot, B. (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Petition for Dower in Porter v. Porter, [Law papers].
Contributor Names
Lincoln, Abraham (Author)
Herndon, William Henry (Author)
Porter, Margaret (Author)
Created / Published
Sangamon County, Illinois, September 15, 1851
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
-  Lincoln's law practice
-  Herndon, William H. (1818-1840)
-  Talbot, B. (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Porter, Margaret Klein (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Porter, Andrew (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Manuscripts
-  legal case and case notes
-  United States -- Illinois -- Sangamon
legal case and case notes
-  Summary: Before William Porter's death, he sold 134 acres of land and one lot to Andrew Porter. Margaret Porter, William Porter's widow, had not released her right to dower in the property. Margaret Porter retained Lincoln and Herndon and sued Andrew Porter to obtain her dower. Andrew Porter claimed that Margaret Porter had released her dower because of several judgments that Andrew Porter had recovered against William Porter. The parties reached an agreement, and the court dismissed the case.
20 x 31.8 cm
Call Number
Law Papers; Portfolio 2 no. 10
Source Collection
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
Rare Book And Special Collections Division
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