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Manuscripts/Mixed Material Decree in Runyon v. Dresser, [Law papers].

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Title
Decree in Runyon v. Dresser, [Law papers].
Contributor Names
Lincoln, Abraham (Author)
Created / Published
Sangamon County, Illinois, November 23, 1843
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
-  Lincoln's law practice
-  Runyon, Samuel (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Dresser, Henry (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Manuscripts
-  legal case and case notes
-  United States -- Illinois -- Sangamon -- Springfield
Genre
Manuscripts
legal case and case notes
Notes
-  Appears to be in Lincoln's hand.
-  Summary: Runyon worked for Dresser for 162 days but received no pay. Runyon and Dresser agreed that Dresser would give Runyon one lot in Springfield, Illinois, as payment. The parties sought arbitration to assign values to the lot and the labor. The arbitrators estimated the value of the lot at $441.66, and the value of the labor at $284.37. The arbitrators ruled that Runyon could pay the balance due of $157.29 by performing carpentry work for Dresser. Dresser refused to accept Runyon's labor and to convey the lot to him. Runyon retained Logan and Lincoln and sued Dresser in a chancery action of specific performance to order Dresser to convey the land and to accept Runyon's labor. Dresser failed to appear, and the court ruled for Runyon.
Medium
20 x 31 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
Law Papers; Portfolio 1, no. 42
Source Collection
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
Repository
Rare Book And Special Collections Division
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/lprbscsm.scsm1415
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Chicago citation style:

Lincoln, Abraham. [Decree in Runyon v. Dresser, Law papers]. Sangamon County, Illinois, 1843. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/scsm001415/. (Accessed August 28, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Lincoln, A. (1843) [Decree in Runyon v. Dresser, Law papers]. Sangamon County, Illinois. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/scsm001415/.

MLA citation style:

Lincoln, Abraham. [Decree in Runyon v. Dresser, Law papers]. Sangamon County, Illinois, 1843. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/scsm001415/>.