Account in White & Williams v. Baxter, [6 November 1843]1
|To Wm H. White & Josiah Williams3||Dr4|
|To value of horse delivered||$35–00|
|To failure to make brick according to contract||$35–00.5|
G George Baxter
To Wm H White
|George. H. Baxter||George. H. Baxter|
|George. H. Baxter|
|George H Baxter|
White & Williams
To Geo Baxter
To labor in moulding brick– $10.00
White & Williams vs. Baxter
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the first section of the document.
In 1843, William H. White and Josiah Williams sued George H. Baxter for breach of contract, alleging that Baxter failed to deliver a load of bricks on time. The Justice of the Peace Court found for Baxter, and subsequently White and Williams retained Lincoln and appealed to the Menard County Circuit Court. The jury found for White and Williams, awarding $33.70.
White & Williams v. Baxter, 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=135018.
Handwritten Document, 2 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress (Washington, DC).