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Wednesday, October 5, 1836.+-

Springfield, IL.

In his first lawsuits as an attorney, Lincoln files several documents in the Sangamon County Circuit Court on behalf of his client David Woldridge. In Hawthorn v. Woldridge, a trespass vi et armis case, Lincoln writes a plea that his his law partner John T. Stuart signs. In Hawthorn v. Woldridge, an assumpsit case, Lincoln writes Woldridge's sworn statement, requesting the court to order Hawthorn to furnish a bond for costs. Lincoln also writes Woldridge's account against Hawthorn which he files to off set whatever claim Hawthorn held against Woldridge. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.