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Friday, April 23, 1852.+-

Bloomington, IL.

In the McLean County Circuit Court, Lincoln and his co-counsel William H. Holmes reintroduce their case, Hawks, Osborn & Company v. Major, a suit which the Illinois Supreme Court had remanded to McLean County. Lincoln and Holmes represent plaintiffs Matthew H. Hawks, James T. Walton, and Harmon Osborn. The litigants agree to continue the case until the next term, and Judge David Davis orders the continuance. Lincoln represents defendant Augustus R. Burbank in the case of Gridley v. Burbank. Plaintiff Asahel Gridley is suing Burbank for trespass on the case upon promises, and he seeks $200 in damages. Lincoln appears in court for Burbank, but Burbank fails to enter a plea. The court rules in favor of Gridley and orders Burbank to pay him $136.35 in damages "by reason of the breach of promises." The court also orders Burbank to pay the court costs. Order, 23 April 1852, Hawks, Osborn & Company v. Major, Common Law Record 4, 282; Order, 23 April 1852, Gridley v. Burbank, Common Law Record 4, 282, both in McLean County Circuit Court, McLean County Courthouse, Bloomington, IL.