Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Lincoln, Abraham
Logan, Stephen T.
Dates 1854
Location Illinois
St. Louis
United States
Language English
Subjects Irwin, Alexander B. (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Irwin, Hugh B. (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Legal Case and Case Notes
Lincoln's Law Practice
Lincoln, Abraham
Logan, Stephen T.
Matheny, Charles W. (B.)
Stevens, Hiram F. (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Bill to Settle Partnership in Irwin v. Stevens, [Law papers].
Contributor Names
Lincoln, Abraham (Author)
Logan, Stephen T. (Author)
Created / Published
Sangamon County, Illinois, November 8, 1854
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
-  Lincoln's law practice
-  Logan, Stephen T. (1800-1880)
-  Matheny, Charles W. (b. 1820)
-  Irwin, Alexander B. (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Stevens, Hiram F. (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Irwin, Hugh B. (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Manuscripts
-  legal case and case notes
-  United States -- Illinois -- Sangamon
-  United States -- Illinois -- Menard
-  United States -- Missouri -- St. Louis
legal case and case notes
-  Summary: Hugh Irwin and Stevens formed a business partnership to buy and sell cattle and sheep. Hugh Irwin and Stevens drove the livestock to St. Louis and sold them, but Stevens kept all of the profits. Hugh Irwin died, and Alexander Irwin, the administrator of Hugh Irwin's estate, retained Lincoln and Herndon and sued Stevens to settle the partnership. Stevens claimed that he had already paid Hugh Irwin $94.48, Irwin's share of the profits. The court ruled for Alexander Irwin and awarded $381.35. The court sold 79 acres of Stevens's land to Alexander Irwin for $439.63 to satisfy the judgment. Lincoln and Herndon received $20 for their legal services.
19.5 x 31 cm.
Call Number
Law Papers; Portfolio 2 no. 70
Source Collection
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
Rare Book And Special Collections Division
Digital Id

Rights & Access

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright or any other restrictions for the documents in this collection. However, some of the content may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. Additionally, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by privacy and/or publicity rights. The determination of the status of an item ultimately rests with the person desiring to reproduce or use the item.

Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana.

Rights assessment is your responsibility.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.