Manuscripts/Mixed Material Answer in Clark v. Clark et al, [Law papers].

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Title
Answer in Clark v. Clark et al, [Law papers].
Contributor Names
Lincoln, Abraham (Author)
Herndon, William Henry (Author)
Logan, Stephen T. (Author)
Created / Published
Springfield, Illinois, January 30, 1835
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
-  Lincoln's law practice
-  Logan, Stephen T. (1800-1880)
-  Herndon, William H. (1818-1840)
-  Matheny, James H. (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Clark, Henry (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Clark, Edward (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Hines, Samuel (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Hines, Eliz (Lincoln's law practice)
-  McSeuse, Daniel (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Manuscripts
-  legal case and case notes
-  United States -- Illinois -- Sangamon -- Springfield
Genre
Manuscripts
legal case and case notes
Notes
-  Summary: Edward Clark and his brother Philip Clark were involved in many business ventures together and some separately. Philip Clark lost a court judgment and feared that the court would sell his personal property to satisfy the judgment. He asked Edward Clark to convey to him two lots in Springfield, Illinois, which the court could levy to satisfy the judgment. Philip Clark believed that he would be able to pay the judgment and redeem the lots. Philip Clark paid the judgment and redeemed the lots, but he died before conveying the land back to Edward Clark. Edward Clark sued Henry Clark and Philip Clark's other heirs in an action of specific performance to obtain a deed to the land. Henry Clark and the other defendants retained Lincoln and Herndon and pleaded the statute of frauds. The court ruled for Edward Clark and ordered Henry Clark to convey the two lots back to Edward Clark. Lincoln also served as judge during part of the proceedings.
Medium
19.5 x 24.5 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
Law Papers; Portfolio 3, no. 1
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.scsm1445
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Chicago citation style:

Lincoln, Abraham, William Henry Herndon, and Stephen T Logan. [Answer in Clark v. Clark et al, Law papers]. Springfield, Illinois, 1835. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/scsm001445/. (Accessed December 09, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Lincoln, A., Herndon, W. H. & Logan, S. T. (1835) [Answer in Clark v. Clark et al, Law papers]. Springfield, Illinois. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/scsm001445/.

MLA citation style:

Lincoln, Abraham, William Henry Herndon, and Stephen T Logan. [Answer in Clark v. Clark et al, Law papers]. Springfield, Illinois, 1835. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/scsm001445/>.