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Saturday, November 7, 1857.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln takes note for $80 from Milton Davis of Vermilion County. Maturity date is December 25, 1857, interest rate 10 per cent per annum (see March 28, 1859). Inventory Lincoln Estate.

Lincoln writes and signs a receipt for a $5 fee he received from James O'Neal. Lincoln represented O'Neal in the Vermilion County Circuit Court appeal case of O'Neal v. McArdle, a suit that resulted from a transaction involving a horse. The court ruled for defendant John McArdle. Judge's Notes, [October 1857 Term], O'Neal v. McArdle, Box 102; Order, 4 November 1857, O'Neal v. McArdle, Circuit Court Record F 1856-1858, 412; Receipt, 7 November 1857, O'Neal v. McArdle, Box 40, all in Vermilion County Circuit Court, Vermilion County Courthouse, Danville, IL.

He writes pardon petition for George High, sentenced in 1855 to three years in Champaign Circuit Court for horse stealing. Twenty-seven Vermilion County citizens sign. Petition to William H. Bissell for Pardon of George High, [7 November 1857], CW, 2:426.