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Tuesday, May 16, 1854.+-

Clinton, IL.

Lincoln appears in seven cases in which Illinois Central is defendant. Only one comes to trial. That is Cundiff et al. v. Illinois Central RR et al., trespass case in which jury finds for plaintiffs and assesses their damages at $98.18. He tells court that he and Moore are defense solicitors in Spencer v. Illinois Central RR. Lincoln and Moore act for defense in Cole v. Morrisson, Lincoln writing and filing pleas. In Richey v. Adams, for defense, Lincoln writes and files pleas and notice, and composes instructions for jury. Record; Photocopy.