KDLA Celebrates Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
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In 1853, Abraham Lincoln was sued in Fayette Circuit Court by the business partners of Robert Todd, his deceased father-in-law, who alleged that Lincoln had collected a debt on behalf of the firm but had not remitted the money. Lincoln represented himself in the suit, and won.
This case file is held by the State Archives and includes at least one document in Lincoln’s own handwriting and with his signature.