Hotel Register Entry for Delavan House, 12 September 18431
1Abraham Lincoln wrote the date, his name, and his city of residence in the register of the Delavan House, a hotel in Delavan, Illinois. Lincoln was likely in route to Metamora, Illinois, where he was present to argue a case in the Woodford County Circuit Court on September 14.
Cassell for use of Crocker v. Robinson, 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=137044; History of Tazewell County Illinois (Chicago: Chas. C. Chapman, 1879), 434.
Autograph Document Signed, 1 page(s), Private Collection, Mark and Lori Walsh (Delavan, IL)