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Monday, May 9, 1853.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln and Parker win Crittenden v. Sweeney, trover and conversion, when jury finds for plaintiff in sum of $300. Reeves v. Wilkey, tried on 4th, is decided in favor of plaintiff. Third case is settled by agreement. With important rape case coming on for trial, court orders Lincoln to act as prosecutor for remainder of term. Record.

He writes indictment of Thomas Delny for rape, signing "Lincoln atty Pro tem." Indictment, May 1853, Tokyo Lincoln Center, Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan.