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Wednesday, January 7, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Patterson et ux. v. Edwards et al., slander case from Mason County, is argued in Supreme Court by Minshall for plaintiff and Lincoln for defendant.Record.

Lincoln writes to Dr. Robert Boal of Lacon about his election to Congress. He praises Hardin, but argues that "turn about is fair play." He asks Boal to send him names of Whigs with whom he should correspond.Abraham Lincoln to Robert Boal, 7 January 1846, CW, 1:352-53.