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Thursday, July 1, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the U. S. Circuit Court, Lincoln writes and files an affidavit in the case of Macready v. Alton, Illinois. Manuel Eyre attests to the statement that "in the case of Mary Macready vs The City of Alton the plaintiff has paid to Margaret Brown, on witness fee, the sum ten dollars and seventyfive cents." Macready is suing the city of Alton for $20,000 in damages. She fell into a hole and injured herself while walking on a sidewalk in Alton. Macready claims that the City allowed "a deep and dangerous excavation to be and remain in one of the public sidewalks." Further, the City did not "warn and notify persons upon said sidewalk, of the excavation." Lincoln & Herndon, Orville Hickman Browning, and Nehemiah H. Bushnell represent Macready.Affidavit of Manuel Eyre, 1 July 1858, Macready v. Alton, Illinois, Record Group 21, case file 335; Declaration, Praecipe, filed 17 April 1858, Macready v. Alton, Illinois, Record Group 21, case file 335; Clerk's Docket, 17 April 1858, Macready v. Alton, Illinois, Record Group 21, [Clerk's] General Docket, Vol. 1, fol. 67, all in U. S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Illinois, National Archives and Records Administration, Great Lakes Region, Chicago, IL.