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Monday, April 24, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files a praecipe for his client, James Webb, in Webb v. Watson, a debt case in the Sangamon County Circuit Court. He signs Stuart's name on the praecipe. Webb is suing to collect a $200 debt and $100 in damages. Lincoln also writes a copy of the bond on which the suit is based, which reads: "Know all men by these presents that we Andrew Orr and Benjamin Watson are held and firmly bound unto James Webb."Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Macon Circuit Court begins two-day session. Judge William Brown appoints Jesse B. Thomas, Jr. prosecuting attorney pro tem.]