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Tuesday, July 13, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Browning is so discouraged over Williamson case he does not wish to speak, but at Lincoln's persuasion he addresses jury for two hours. "The defendant," he records, "is a young man, who lost a leg in the Mexican war. . . . I believe him to be guilty, but . . . am sorry for the poor devil." Browning, Diary.

Lincoln files pleas in Moore v. Banquary and Moore v. Buchanan and Vandemark, before court April 30, 1852 and July 2, 1852 respectively. Record.

Lincoln takes home "5 yds. Quilled Ribbon," 89ยข. Pratt, Personal Finances, 145.