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The Last Stop
Lincoln in Christian County

Published 9/30/2008 by Oak Tree Press in Taylorville, IL .

About the Book

Ride with Abraham Lincoln on his journey over the “Mud Circuit” — his bi-annual trek on the Eighth Judicial Circuit.

In The Last Stop, Justice of the Peace Joseph Pius Durbin narrates life and times on the Illinois frontier, weaving a vivid account of Lincoln’s role in local affairs during the 1840s and its impact on his early career as a lawyer and influential legislator. The reader will discover little known history of Lincoln’s involvement in local business and political issues such as …

Land speculation and greed among Lincoln’s cronies and clients
His loyalty to his political party is questioned while he chairs the legislature’s most influential committees
Lincoln’s friend, colleague and client attempts to defraud the Illinois Legislature

Learn details of legal conflicts of the era … The Watermelon Patch Caper, The Case of the Missing Nails, Ol’ Black Kate and more

*Each case cited in detail names of litigants, jury members and witnesses

*Comprehensive Appendix and Bibliography will delight historians and genealogists alike

Edition Notes

This book is available at Amazon, and from the publisher's book mall

Also it available via the major book wholesalers, so it can be requested at bookstores.

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