Autograph Document Signed

ELKIN, William F. (?-?)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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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, 7" X 12", 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. Bookseller Inventory # 14856

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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