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Friday, January 21, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has two cases in Supreme Court—People v. Moore et al., and Trustees of Township 23N, Range 1E v. Allin et al. In first case Lincoln, for defendants, withdraws his demurrer and defaults. In second, in which validity of sale of school lands is involved, Lincoln makes argument for defendants. Court later decides for defendants. Record; 21 Ill. 120.

He writes two clients about law case. Opponents demand case be continued or dismissed. "Write me at once which shall be done." Abraham Lincoln to Messrs. Cole and Wall, 21 January 1859, CW, 3:350.