Griggs & Weld
Griggs & Weld was a mercantile firm founded in Boston by David R. Griggs and Aaron D. Weld, Jr. When Griggs & Weld failed as a result of the Panic of 1837, they owed the State Bank of Illinois over $22,000. In 1845, Griggs & Weld retained Lincoln & Herndon to represent them in a lawsuit against Hezekiah H. Gear before the Illinois Supreme Court.
Stimpson's Boston Directory, 1832-33 (Boston: Stimpson & Clapp, 1832), 169; Griggs & Weld v. Gear, 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=139743; Report of the State Bank of Illinois to the Senate and House of Representatives.