Rise of the Rail Splitter


Charles Gilman. The Illinois conveyancer: being a collection of original and selected forms for popular use with occasional references to the revised statutes; and an appendix containing all the laws relating to conveyance from the earliest date to the present time. Quincy, Illinois: Woods and Flagg, 1846.

This copy of Gilman’s work on land tenure law was owned by Lincoln.  The title-page bears his signature and date of acquisition (1854).

*AC7.Un33P.Zz16g Gift of Henry Saltonstall Howe, 1931.