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Thursday, October 14, 1847.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln represents defendant in Linder v. Fleenor in Coles County Circuit Court. Jury finds defendant guilty of slander and assess plaintiff's damages at $1,000. He remits $950 of this amount. Record.

Pleas, joinders, and replication in Lincoln's handwriting are in Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Town is tense over impending slave trial.