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Thursday, July 23, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is appointed guardian ad litem for minor defendant, John Cook, in partition suit of Edwards v. Cook, and files answer as guardian. Defendant is 15-year-old son of Daniel Pope Cook, early congressman from Illinois. He is commissioned Brig.-Gen. by President Lincoln in 1862. Jury is called in Ransdell v. Calhoun, and awards plaintiff $245.95. Stuart & Lincoln represent plaintiff.Record.