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Friday, December 5, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Either at June or Dec. term of U.S. Court, Lincoln is associate of Grant Goodrich in three cases in which Grace Lawson (Lawrence) is defendant. Cases involve fraud and misrepresentation in sale of land. Butterfield, Collins, and Baker are attorneys for defendant. "Lincoln in closing the case" wrote Goodrich, "made the best jury argument I ever heard him make."Hertz, Hidden Lincoln, 330.]