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Monday, November 3, 1851.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

Shelby Circuit Court convenes. Lincoln writes and signs "Ficklin & Lincoln" to pleas in Mercer v. Evans. He writes, signs, and files pleas in Nathan v. Noland, and writes affidavit of James Evans. He and Ficklin are for defense. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Photocopy.

[Lincoln has at least two cases at this term which cannot be assigned to particular days. In Stewardson v. Stewardson he and Ficklin dismiss complainant's bill. In Mercer v. Evans, slander, jury finds for plaintiff and assesses damages at $5. Lincoln is attorney for defense. Record.]