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One of the "Long Nine," nickname for the group of nine state legislators elected to the Illinois legislature in 1836 to represent Sangamon County, so-called because all were at least six feet in height; one of Lincoln's fellow representatives among them was Elkin. Partly-printed ADS, 2pp, 7½" X 12½", Springfield, IL, 1841 October 28. Good to fair. Some separations at folds and some archival tape repairs, but overall sound and attractive. Land deed from a sheriff's sale in which a parcel of land was purchased by a Philip C. Latham for the amount of taxes owed on it ($1.51). Signed by Elkin as sheriff at the close and also twice within the text. Interestingly, the parcel of land was "in E[lijah] Iles Addition to the Town (now City) of Springfield" -- Iles being the captain in the Black Hawk War to whose mounted company Lincoln was assigned when he briefly re-enlisted. This company was part of a "spy battalion" that was dispatched to Galena to rescue the trapped residents from Black Hawk. An unusual piece with nice associations. N° de ref. de la librería 14856
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