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Friday, August 13, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Sangamon County Circuit Court, Lincoln files a declaration in the case of Grubb v. John Frink & Co. Lincoln and William Herndon represent the plaintiff Samuel Grubb, who is suing Martin Walker and John Frink. Grubb was a passenger on Walker and Frink's stagecoach when it overturned during a trip from Rushville, Illinois to Frederick, Illinois. Grubb suffered "cut[s], bruise[s], and . . . bon[e]" fractures. Lincoln attributes the accident to the defendants' "carelessness [and] negligence." Grubb "was . . . prevented from . . . attending to his . . . affairs . . . and lost . . . great . . . profits." Grubb seeks to recover $100 in medical expenses and $1,000 in damages. Declaration, filed 13 August 1852, Grubb v. John Frink & Co., Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.