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Friday, July 9, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Supreme Court orders errors assigned by Monday in Bailey v. Cromwell & McNaghton, appeal from Tazewell County, involving payment of note given by Bailey for slave girl. Lincoln represents Bailey, who argues that there was no proof girl was slave of Cromwell at time of attempted sale. In absence of proof presumption that she was free must prevail. Lincoln writes note for John White and John Constant, who borrow $218.17 from John Richardson.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.