Manuscripts/Mixed Material Bill for Injunction in Connelly & Way v. Van de Velde et al, [Law papers].

Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Connelly, John
Hay, John
Herndon, William Henry
Lincoln, Abraham
Dates 1852
Location Chicago
United States
Language English
Subjects Connelly, John (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Herndon, William H.
Kavanaugh, Jon (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Legal Case and Case Notes
Lincoln's Law Practice
Lincoln, Abraham
May, John (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Myers, Henry C. (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Talbot, B. (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Van De Velde, James Olsen
Way (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Bill for Injunction in Connelly & Way v. Van de Velde et al, [Law papers].
Contributor Names
Lincoln, Abraham (Author)
Herndon, William Henry (Author)
Connelly, John (Author)
Hay, John (Author)
Created / Published
March 4, 1852
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
-  Lincoln's law practice
-  Herndon, William H. (1818-1840)
-  Talbot, B. (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Connelly, John (Lincoln's law practice)
-  May, John (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Kavanaugh, Jon (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Van de Velde, James Olsen
-  Myers, Henry C. (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Way (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Manuscripts
-  legal case and case notes
-  United States -- Illinois -- Cook -- Chicago
-  United States -- Illinois -- Sangamon -- Springfield
legal case and case notes
-  Summary: Connelly and Way retained Lincoln and Herndon and sued Van de Velde, Kavanaugh, and Myers in an action for an injunction. Connelly and Way owned two lots with residences and out buildings in Herndon and Edwards's addition to Springfield, Illinois. Way agreed to sell Myers three acres for $50. Myers intended to plant a garden on the land. However, Myers had the deed made out to Kavanaugh, who sold the land to Bishop Van de Velde of the Chicago diocese. Connelly and Way sued for an injunction after they discovered that Van de Velde intended to use the property as a cemetery for Springfield Catholics. The complainants charged that the proposed cemetery created a nuisance. Connelly claimed that the burial ground would be within forty feet of his residence, and both complainants charged that drainage from the intended cemetery would contaminate their wells.
21.5 x 33.5 cm
Call Number
Law Papers; Portfolio 2 no. 20
Source Collection
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
Rare Book And Special Collections Division
Digital Id

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