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Tuesday, May 21, 1850.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

Lincoln represents defendant in slander suit—Fancher v. Gollogher. Issue is joined on defendant's plea of not guilty. Jury finds defendant guilty on two counts and not guilty on two others. Court awards plaintiff $1,000 damages. Plaintiff remits his damages, but retains his right to costs. Record.

In another slander suit, Tenery et ux. v. Sturgeon, Lincoln writes and files pleas, signing "Ficklin & Lincoln p.d." Photocopy.