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Collection Reference Number GLC01236
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1852 
Title Abraham Lincoln to Onslow Peters discussing the case of a land purchase held in trust for a minor
Date 25 June 1852
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Onslow, Peters  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses a case concerning the sale and purchase of land held in trust for a minor. The Tazewell lands were purchased by the guardian of a minor named Shurtluff, using the proceeds from the sale of the original land held in trust for him. The Tazewell lands were then placed in trust until Shurtluff came of age and appropriated them. Written by Lincoln on blue paper as Peters' lawyer. Docketed by recipient.
Subjects Land Transaction  Law  Economics  President  Children and Family  Finance  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Springfield, Illinois
Theme Banking & Economics; The Presidency; Children & Family; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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