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Tuesday, February 28, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has very important case in Supreme Court—Illinois Central RR v. McLean County, Illinois & Parke. Case involves construction of company's charter exempting it from taxation in return for payment to state of proportion of earnings. Lincoln and Joy argue orally for appellant, Logan and Stuart for appellee. Case is continued (see January 16, 1856). Record; 17 Ill. 291.