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Thursday, March 8, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Attorneys, including Lincoln, in Lewis for the use of Longworth v. Lewis conclude their trial before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case involves the Illinois statute of limitations as applied to suits brought by nonresidents. The court announces its decision five days later. Transcript of Records, II, Dec. Term 1845, No. 3.

Lincoln, his party now in power, writes two notes to John M. Clayton, secretary of state, recommending Dr. Anson G. Henry of Springfield as secretary of Minnesota Territory (with supporting recommendation), and Archibald Williams of Quincy as U.S. district attorney for Illinois. Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton, 8 March 1849, CW, 2:31; Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton, 8 March 1849, CW, 2:31.