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Wednesday, February 3, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln loses case in Supreme Court when motion for mandamus in People ex rel. Billings v. Bissell is refused. Case involved famous McAllister & Stebbins bonds, relator trying to compel governor to issue new bonds covering arrears of interest. Record; 19 Ill. 229.

In U.S. Circuit Court Lincoln argues demurrer in Gilbert v. Rose et al.Record.

Herndon writes Senator Trumbull that he and Lincoln are certain Supreme Court will uphold Gov. Bissell in political reapportionment case. Lyman Trumbull Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.