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Tuesday, January 20, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

"During the entire week the trial of Erastus Wright has been progressing in the U.S. Court. . . . The trial has been largely attended and much interest manifest by people from every part of the State. The U.S. attorney Mr. William J. Allen has managed the case in a very able manner. The defense, Messrs. Logan, Lincoln and McClernand have made an able defense." Jacksonville Sentinel, 23 January 1857.