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Tuesday, November 15, 1853.+-

Beardstown, IL.

Lincoln obtains deposition of H. E. Dummer stating that R. S. Todd placed in his hands for collection debt of $134.21 owed by Robert Lindsey to Oldham, Todd & Co., that he sued and obtained judgment in Cass Circuit Court October 12, 1841, and finally in 1845 collected $50 on judgment, which he paid to Lincoln in 1846. R. S. Todd directed Lincoln to retain this "as his own." Faced with this evidence, Kentucky plaintiffs dismiss suit at next term of Fayette County Court. William H. Townsend, Abraham Lincoln, Defendant: Lincoln's Most Interesting Lawsuit (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923), 33; Abraham Lincoln to George B. Kinkead, 31 March 1854, CW, 2:216-17.