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Saturday, May 14, 1842.+-

Paris, IL.

Lincoln participates in two cases on the final day of the Edgar County Circuit Court. Judge Wilson calls a jury to hear the arguments in the case of Paine v. Shaw, in which Lincoln and Justin Harlan represent defendant Elvis P. Shaw. Judge Wilson discharges the jury and continues the case until the next term. The jury in the case of People for use of Barber v. Stanfield et al. returns a verdict in favor of Lincoln's client John W. Barber, to whom the court awards $512.92 1/4 in damages plus the court costs. The defendants' attorneys request a new trial and file a bill of exceptions, which includes a case summary written by Lincoln. Order, 14 May 1842, Paine v. Shaw, Order Book 2, 200; Judgment, 14 May 1842, People for use or Barber v. Stanfield et al., Order Book 2, 195; Bill of Exceptions, 14 May 1842, People for use of Barber v. Stanfield et al., case file, box 9, all in Edgar County Circuit Court, Edgar County Courthouse, Paris, IL; Bill of Exceptions, 14 May 1842, Henry Horner Lincoln Collection, IHi, Springfield, IL.