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Tuesday, April 20, 1852.+-

Bloomington, IL.

In the McLean County Circuit Court, Lincoln defends Samuel Beaver in a suit of trespass on the case in Lash v. Beaver. Plaintiff Isaac Lash is suing Beaver for $300 in damages. Both sides present their arguments to the jury. The jury finds in favor of Lash but awards him only $2.20 in damages. The court also orders Beaver to pay the court costs. Lincoln files pleas for his clients Benjamin Martin and Wilder Gurnsey in the case of Flagg & Ewing v. Martin and Gurnsey. William F. Flagg and John W. Ewing of the firm of Flagg & Ewing are suing Martin and Gurnsey for $300 in damages for a debt involving the purchase of a reaper. In the ejectment suit of Fell v. McIntire, Lincoln represents plaintiff Kersey H. Fell. The parties agree to continue the case until the next term, and the court allows the continuance. Judgment, 20 April 1852, Lash v. Beaver, Common Law Record 4, 259, McLean County Circuit Court, McLean County Courthouse, Bloomington, IL; Plea, filed 20 April 1852, Flagg & Ewing v. Martin and Gurnsey, Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Order, 20 April, Fell v. McIntire, Common Law Record 4, 258, McLean County Circuit Court, McLean County Courthouse, Bloomington, IL.