Willson, William. Legal Pleading, 1842 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Scope and Contents: In this answer to a bill in chancery, William Willson of Rushville, Ill., asserts that he already paid off Daniel S. Shacklett's note for $150. for "a quantity of lime," and that Shacklett's action against him is therefore a "cheat & fraud." On Sept. 9, 1842, after filing this pleading with the county clerk of the Schuyler County, Ill., Willson forwarded the document to his brother, M. K. Willson of Brandenburg, Ky., a town on the Ohio River.