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Thursday, April 23, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

The case of Browning v. Springfield, Illinois, is back in the Sangamon County Circuit Court, where the court hears "the argument of counsel" after which the court takes "time to consider" the matter. While walking in Springfield, plaintiff Oliver Browning fell and broke his leg. He retained Abraham Lincoln and William Herndon and sued the city for neglecting to keep its streets in repair. The jury found for the city, and Browning appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court, which reversed and remanded the judgment back to the circuit court. Opinion, December 1855 Term, Browning v. Springfield, Illinois, Journal & Opinion Record SC CGD 1855-1861, 55-59, Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Order, 23 April 1857, Browning v. Springfield, Illinois, Record P, 1856-1857, 402, Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois State Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL; Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 24 April 1857, 2:3.