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Friday, May 27, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

Vermilion Circuit Court begins its session. Lincoln writes to Kinkead in great indignation over Oldham & Hemingway suit: "I herewith inclose my answer. . . . I ask the Petitioners to be ruled to file a bill of particulars . . . to enable me to absolutely disprove the claim. . . . I know it is for them to prove their claim . . . but I am unwilling to trust the oath of any man, who either made or prompted the oath of the Petition." He writes and swears detailed answer to plaintiffs' petition. Abraham Lincoln to George B. Kinkead, 27 May 1853, CW, 2:194-95; Answer to Petition of Edward Oldham and Thomas Hemingway, 27 May 1853, CW, 2:195-97.

Lincoln has several cases in court; all are dismissed or continued. Record.