ASSOCIATE JUSTICE DAVID D. DAVIS - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/10/1838 - HFSID 84789
DAVID DAVIS As Attorney for the Plaintiff, he files a civil suit in an Illinois court in 1838. Autograph Document signed: "David Davis/Atty for Plaintiff", 1 page, 8x6½. Circuit Court, Macon County, Illinois, 1838 March 10. Also signed "Lewis Dudley". Docketed on verso.
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As Attorney for the Plaintiff, he files a civil suit in an Illinois court in 1838.
Autograph Document signed: "David Davis/Atty for Plaintiff", 1 page, 8x6½. Circuit Court, Macon County, Illinois, 1838 March 10. Also signed "Lewis Dudley". Docketed on verso. As attorney for Lewis Dudley, Davis files a suit against Isaiah S. Davenport, alleging that Davenport had signed a bond in 1834 to pay Dudly $100 for value received and had not honored the debt. Dudley seeks repayment of the sum, plus costs of recovery. From 1848 to 1862, Davis (1815-1886) presided over the renowned Eighth Judicial Circuit in Illinois, famous because Abraham Lincoln practiced in its courts. An intimate of Lincoln (they often bunked together when traveling the circuit), Davis successfully managed Lincoln's campaign to secure the Republican nomination for the presidency in Chicago in 1860. Davis was appointed by President Lincoln as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1862, serving until he resigned in 1877 to become Senator from Illinois (1877-1883). When he filed this suit, Davis was relatively new to the practice of law, having graduated from Yale Law School in 1835. Creased and stained. Toned and worn at folds, 1 pin-size wear hole at center. Otherwise, fine condition.
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