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Saturday, January 29, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln for plaintiff and Logan and Edwards for defendant try Alton & Sangamon RR v. Carpenter before Supreme Court. Issue is whether benefit to adjoining land from construction of railroad should be deducted in determining value of right of way. On February 2, 1853, court decides in affirmative, reversing Sangamon Circuit Court. Record; 14 Ill. 190-93.

Lincoln buys boys' cap and "1? yds. Jaconet" at John Williams' store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 146.