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Saturday, December 20, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Springfield bar meets. Stephen T. Logan is called to chair, and J. B. White is elected secretary. E. B. Herndon states that James H. Matheny is about to retire as circuit clerk, and that his long, efficient service merits recognition. He presents resolutions commending Matheny, which are adopted. Lincoln pays Matheny graceful tribute. Illinois State Journal, 24 December 1856; Remarks to the Springfield Bar on the Retirement of James H. Matheny, 20 December 1856, CW, 2:386.