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Saturday, May 5, 1855.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln defends U. H. Crosby on charge of obstructing road with fence. Jury finds for plaintiff and assesses his damages at $1; Lincoln files bill of exceptions. Record.

Lincoln gives Crosby receipt for $5—"on my fee in his road suit in the Tazewell circuit court." Original, Metamora Court House.

He writes defendant's instructions in Gipps v. Crosby (see May 3, 1856). Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.