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Friday, June 18, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Logan, and Baker defend William Trailor of murdering Archibald Fisher. Case is heard in justice of peace court, and much disgust is shown by crowd when it turns out Fisher is alive. This climaxes week of search for Fisher's body in Spring Creek territory. One spectator said "it was too damned bad, to have so much trouble, and no hanging after all."Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 19 June 1841, CW, 1:254-58.

Lincoln writes petition in Hurt v. Carman, Ruckle & Co., unpaid note suit, Logan & Lincoln for plaintiff.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.