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Friday, August 17, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Sangamon County Circuit Court case of Wilbourn v. Crenshaw et al., Lincoln files a declaration for his client, Robert Wilbourn Sr., who accuses defendants William E. Crenshaw Sr., William Crenshaw Jr., and Edward D. Crenshaw of shooting and killing at least one of Wilbourn's horses. Wilbourn's horse apparently damaged William Crenshaw Sr.'s fence. Wilbourn values the horse at $100, and seeks that amount in damages. Judge's Docket, August 1849 Term, Crenshaw v. Wilbourn, Judge's Docket 1849-1853, Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois State Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL; Declaration, Plea, Replication, filed 17 August 1849, Wilbourn v. Crenshaw et al., Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.