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Wednesday, July 8, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln collects from Chicago Dock & Canal Co. $100 "atty fees" and $100 for "services." Photocopy.

Lincoln is in Chicago for the U.S. Circuit Court session. In the evening, he and attorneys Orville H. Browning and Nehemiah H. Bushnell watch William E. Burton perform the part of "Timothy Toodles" in the play, "Toodles," on stage at North's National Theatre. A critic writes, "[Burton] as good as played it alone—his supporters being of more injury than assistance. In consequence of their utter failure to carry their respective parts, he was obliged to cut short much of this rich comedy. . . . Upon the whole, would it not be better to give Burton a clear stage and let him play it alone?" Theodore Calvin Pease and James G. Randall, eds., The Diary of Orville Hickman Browning, 2 vols., Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1925-1933), 1:293-94; Chicago Daily Tribune (IL), 8 July 1857, 1:2, 1:8; 9 July 1857, 1:4.