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Thursday, May 20, 1852.+-

Paris, IL.

In the Edgar County Circuit Court, Judge David Davis sets aside his order for a continuance from the previous day in the case of Sizemore v. Moke, Conservator of Sizemore. Judge Davis calls a jury to hear the testimony of the witnesses and the arguments in the case. Lincoln and Milton M. Dill successfully argue their case for plaintiff John Sizemore Sr. who is suing to recover $300 from George Moke. Moke serves as the conservator for Joshua Sizemore, John Sizemore Sr.'s mentally incompetent adult son. The jury awards Sizemore Sr. $260. Lincoln and Kirby Benedict represent plaintiff John Henderson in the case of Henderson v. Reed. Lincoln files an amended declaration for Henderson, who seeks payment for a "roan stallion" that he agreed to sell to defendant William Reed. Judge's Docket Entry, May 1852 term, Sizemore v. Moke, Conservator of Sizemore, Judge's Docket; Order, 20 May 1852, Sizemore v. Moke, Conservator of Sizemore, Order Book 3, 304, both in Edgar County Circuit Court, Edgar County Courthouse, Paris, IL; Amended Declaration, filed 20 May 1852, Henderson v. Reed, Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.