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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Motion filed in case of Sarah Alsop v. John Sturgeon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07516.01 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Shelby Co., [Illinois] Type: Autograph document signed Date: [1850/05/23] Pagination: 1 p. + docket 30.8 x 18.6 cm

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Summary of Content: Motion "in arrest of Judgment" (an appeal) on grounds of jury convicting on wrong definition of adultery. Lincoln defended Sturgeon who was accused of calling Alsop a "Whore." Signed "Ficklin & Lincoln."


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentLawSexualityMarriage

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