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Monday, May 20, 1850.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

Shelby County Circuit Court begins its session. In Ex parte Milikin the jury finds John Milikin to be insane and appoints James Milikin his conservator. Lincoln writes the court decree and a $1,200 conservator's bond for James Milikin. The court continues two other cases. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.