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Saturday, September 3, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Harrison trial is concluded. Lincoln makes concluding defense argument, "examining the evidence with great skill and clearness, discussing the law and replying to the positions assumed by the prosecution with a subtle and resistless logic, and frequent illustrations of singular fitness." Jury brings in verdict of not guilty. Illinois State Journal, 5 September 1859.

Lincoln draws up agreement of lot owners in Hutchinson's Cemetery appointing John Hutchinson superintendent, and signs with 18 others. Agreement with John Hutchinson, 3 September 1859, CW, 3:399.

He writes $7.67 check to "W. P. McKinnie," farmer. DLC—Original.