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Thursday, May 13, 1852.+-

Danville, IL.

In the Vermilion County Circuit Court, Judge David Davis swears in a jury in the case of Brown v. Makemson et al. Lincoln's and Oliver L. Davis's client William N. Brown charged Andrew Makemson and several others with assault and battery. The jury returns a guilty verdict, and assesses $100 in damages. Judge Davis orders Makemson and the other defendants to pay the damages and all of the court costs. Lincoln pairs with Oliver L. Davis in another case, People v. Pate and Pate. Lincoln and Davis represent the defendants whom the state is suing to recover the penalties related to a recognizance bond. Johnson W. Pate, and Charles L. Pate acting as his surety, signed five bonds related to five larceny indictments issued against Johnson Pate. Lincoln and Davis file a plea, and Judge Davis renders his judgment that the "court finds the issue for the defendant." Lincoln files the judgment with the court. Judgment, 13 May 1852, Brown v. Makemson et al., Circuit Court Record D, 416; Order, 21 October 1851, People v. Pate and Pate, Circuit Court Record D, 340, both in Vermilion County Circuit Court, Vermilion County Courthouse, Danville, IL; Judgment, 13 May 1852, People v. Pate and Pate, Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.