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Thursday, May 12, 1853.+-

Pekin, IL.

In Chapman v. Durham & Durham, Lincoln secures decree of foreclosure to satisfy debt of $149.40. Decree is in his handwriting. He also writes court order in Doolittle et al. v. Reeves et al., chancery. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Record; Photocopy.

Lincoln writes to Joshua R. Stanford regarding conveyance of two lots, holders of which are in danger of losing title unless Stanford's testimony will show that he made conveyance as attorney for former owner and accounted for proceeds of sale. Abraham Lincoln to Joshua R. Stanford, 12 May 1853, CW, 2:194.