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Wednesday, June 11, 1845.+-

Petersburg, IL.

In the Menard County Circuit Court, Baker, Matheny, and Harris argue Scott v. Busher, trespass case from Sangamon County. Lincoln and Campbell appear for defendant. Jury finds defendant guilty and assesses plaintiff's damages at $275. Court grants new trial. Lincoln appears for plaintiff in Waggoner v. Lukins. Lincoln and Harris are for defendant in People v. Pond, indicted for harboring slave. Pond is put under $300 bond to appear at next term.Record.

In the Menard County Circuit Court case of People v. Dorman, a jury finds Lincoln's client James O. Dorman not guilty of manslaughter. The case originated in Sangamon County, but the court granted Dorman a change of venue. On February 25, Dorman attempted to break in to Ellen Cox's home. Cox, who was pregnant at the time, exerted "great physical efforts to prevent" Dorman's entry. The break-in attempt distressed Cox, she became ill, and "did languish" until she died on March 2. Indictment, March 1845 Term, People v. Dorman, IHi, Springfield, IL; Order, 26 March 1845, People v. Dorman, Record H 1843-1845, 603, Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois State Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL; Judge's Docket, June 1845 Term, People v. Dorman, Docket Book 1st; Order, 11 June 1845, People v. Dorman, General Record A, 242, both in Menard County Circuit Court, Menard County Courthouse, Petersburg, IL.