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Tuesday, June 23, 1857.+-

Bloomington, IL.

On motion of defendant's attorney, verdict in Lincoln's suit against Illinois Central is set aside. Jury is again called, and again finds for plaintiff, this time for $4,800. (Lincoln had forgotten $200 retainer.) Court overrules defendant's motion for new trial. Defendant is allowed appeal to Supreme Court, but this appeal is never taken. Record; Brief of Argument in Abraham Lincoln vs. Illinois Central Railroad, [23 June 1857], CW, 2:397-98.