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Monday, May 10, 1852.+-

Danville, IL.

In the Vermilion County Circuit Court, Lincoln and Usher F. Linder represent defendant Joshua Hollingsworth in the appeal case of Canterbury v. Hollingsworth. The parties reach an agreement, and the court orders Hollingsworth to pay the court costs. In the case of Ligget v. Frazier, Judge David Davis orders Lincoln and John H. Murphy, as attorneys for defendant Samuel Frazier, to enter a plea for their client by the next day. Lincoln and Oliver L. Davis represent plaintiff William N. Brown, a minor, in the case of Brown v. Makemson et al. Brown accuses several men including Andrew Makemson of assault and battery. Judge Davis orders Makemson and the other defendants to file pleas to answer Brown's allegations. The court orders defendant Jabel B. Trent, Lincoln's client in two cases— Murphy v. Trent and Jones & Culbertson v. Trent— to file pleas by Wednesday morning, May 12. Order, 10 May 1852, Canterbury v. Hollingsworth, Circuit Court Record D, 394; Order, 10 May 1852, Ligget v. Frazier, Circuit Court Record D, 394; Order, 10 May 1852, Brown v. Makemson et al., Circuit Court Record D, 396; Order, 10 May 1852, Murphy v. Trent, Circuit Court Record D, 395; Order, 10 May 1852, Jones & Culbertson v. Trent, Circuit Court Record D, 396, all in Vermilion County Circuit Court, Vermilion County Courthouse, Danville, IL.

[A Chicago newspaper endorses a Bloomington newspaper's editorial that urges the Whig party to consider Lincoln, John T. Stuart, or Orville H. Browning as the party's candidate in the Illinois gubernatorial election. Chicago Daily Journal (IL), 10 May 1852, 2:1; The Bloomington Intelligencer (IL), 28 April 1852, 2:4.]