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Monday, May 2, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL and En route.

[By this date, Lincoln likely left Springfield for Marshall, Illinois, in time for his May 4 court date in the Clark County Circuit Court. In a letter to Joshua F. Speed dated July 4, 1842, Lincoln writes that he was on the circuit "five or six weeks" in the spring. Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 4 July 1842, CW, 1:288-90.]

[The Circuit Court of Livingston County convenes at Pontiac; the session lasts one day.]