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Thursday, June 18, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln makes his first argument in Supreme Court when he appears for defendant in Scammon v. Cline. Lincoln argues that appeal from justice of peace should have been taken to circuit court of Jo Daviess County instead of Boone County, as held by latter court. He loses case when Supreme Court on February 24, 1841 reverses decision of Boone Circuit Court.Record; 3 Ill. 456.