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Wednesday, August 12, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Morning is taken up with calling docket, making motions, and continuing cases.

In the Sangamon County Circuit Court case of People v. Bantzhouse, Lincoln writes and files an affidavit for a change of venue. Lincoln defends John Bantzhouse, who allegedly shot and killed Walter Clark during a struggle that took place at Bantzhouse's New Berlin home. Lincoln requests the change of venue because Bantzhouse "fears he will not receive a fair and impartial trial in . . . Sangamon [County]." The court grants a change of venue to Macoupin County. Arrest Warrant, 22 February 1857, People v. Bantzhouse, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 28 February 1857, 2:1; Order, 12 August 1857, People v. Bantzhouse, Record Q 1857-1858, 77-78, Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois State Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL; Affidavit for Change of Venue, 12 August 1857, People v. Bantzhouse, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield), 13 August 1857, 3:1; 14 August 1857, 3:1.

Lincoln deposits $4,800, fee for which he sued Illinois Central, in Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Co. Marine Bank Ledger.