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Wednesday, August 6, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Sangamon County Circuit Court case of Beatty et ux. v. Miller et ux., a jury finds Lincoln's clients Jonathan Miller and Miller's wife, Susan, guilty of slander. William Beatty and Beatty's wife, Martha Ann, charged that Susan Miller slandered Martha Beatty by repeating details about an alleged extra-marital affair between Martha Beatty and a Dr. Sullivan. The Millers "disclaim[ed] all intention of affirming the truth of the supposed slanderous words." The jury awards the Beattys $45 in damages. Pleas, filed 30 July 1845, Beatty et ux. v. Miller et ux., Lincoln Collection, John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI; Order, 6 August 1845, Beatty et ux. v. Miller et ux., Record I & J 1845-1848, 59, Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois State Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL.

Yocum v. Newsom is argued before jury. Lincoln & Herndon appear for defendant in first case, and with Logan for plaintiff in second. On Lincoln's motion, decree of last term is vacated in Miller v. Freeman and Freeman.Record.