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Thursday, October 28, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan, Lincoln, and Williams file complainant's amended bill in Bank of Missouri v. Ryan et al. in U.S. Circuit Court, alleging that bank loaned Shawneetown officials money in 1837 to improve river bank, secured by mortgages on lots. Principal and interest of $38,311.29 is allegedly owed bank, and complainant asks lot owners to pay. This hopeless case has long been in courts, without Lincoln's assistance. Record.

At state house Judge Robbins and Lincoln reply to speech made by Douglas in afternoon. Democrats try "to disturb the meeting by hallooing at the door and firing crackers in the hall." But Robbins "did his part up effectually. Lincoln put in a few good licks. The meeting adjourned till the next night, with three cheers for Scott, . . . Graham, and . . . Dick Yates!" Illinois Journal, 30 October 1852.