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Thursday, November 8, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Sangamon County Circuit Court, Lincoln files a declaration in the case of Pea v. Williams. Lincoln's client, Nancy J. Pea, is suing Greenberry Williams for a breach of marriage contract. Pea asserts that in August, Williams "faithfully promised . . . to marry" Pea on September 1. Instead, on October 1, Williams "wrongfully and injuriously married" another woman. Pea claims that Williams "fraudulently intend[ed] craftily and subtly to deceive and injure her." Pea seeks $2,000, in damages. Declaration, filed 8 November 1855, Pea v. Williams, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.