Receipt of John T. Stuart and Abraham Lincoln to David Prickett, 6 August 18391
Received, Springfield, Aug:[August] 6. 1839 of David Prickett, two hundred and fifty dollars, to be applied to the discharging of a judgement in the Sangamon Circuit court against said Prickett, & in favour of the surviving partners of the firm of A. & G. W. Kerr & Co.2Stuart & Lincoln
Atty.[Attorney] for Plffs[Plantiffs]
Lincoln own writing
Stuart &. Lincoln
2Prickett gave John and Augustus Kerr and Company a promissory note for $2,661.77. Prickett paid part of the debt but not the entire amount. John and Augustus Kerr and Co. retained Stuart and Lincoln and sued Prickett in an action of assumpsit to recover the debt. Prickett failed to appear, and the court ruled for John and Augustus Kerr and Co. and awarded $513.49 in damages.
John & Augustus Kerr & Co. v. Prickett, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=139556.
Autograph Document Signed, 2 page(s), Rosenbach Museum and Library (Philadelphia, PA).