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Thursday, May 12, 1842.+-

Paris, IL.

Lincoln participates in two cases in the Edgar County Circuit Court. In the case Nolan v. Hunter, the jury finds Lincoln's client John Hunter not guilty, and Judge Wilson orders plaintiff Samuel Nolan to pay the court costs. Lincoln and fellow attorney Justin Harlan file a plea for their client Elvis P. Shaw in Paine v. Shaw, a replevin case. Plaintiff Amasa R. Paine files a demurrer to the plea, and Judge Wilson overrules the demurrer. Judgment, 12 May 1842, Nolan v. Hunter, Order Book 2, 181; Plea, filed 12 May 1842, Paine v. Shaw, case file, box 10; Order, 12 May 1842, Paine v. Shaw, Order Book 2, 181, all in Edgar County Circuit Court, Edgar County Courthouse, Paris, IL.