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Wednesday, May 4, 1853.+-

Pekin, IL.

Moore and Lincoln lose assumpsit suit of Wisner v. T. E. Sawyer & Co. when jury finds for plaintiff in amount of $391.90. Prettyman for plaintiff and Jones and Lincoln for defendant try ejectment case, Reeves v. Wilkey (see May 9, 1853). Defendant in Smith v. Gaines secures rule on Lincoln and Saltonstall to file bond for costs. Record.

Lincoln telegraphs Mason Brayman, Springfield, Illinois Central attorney, that he "cannot go to Jonesboro." Abraham Lincoln to Mason Brayman, 4 May 1853, CW, 2:194.