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Thursday, May 19, 1853.+-

Clinton, IL.

Murder case of People v. Loe comes to trial. Jury brings in verdict of manslaughter against Lincoln's client. Court sentences him to eight years in Alton penitentiary, three months to be served in solitary confinement and remainder at hard labor. Record.

[Four years later (August 18, 1857) Lincoln writes petition for pardon. Endorsement on Petition for Pardon of Moses Loe, [18 August 1857], CW, 2:414.]