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Friday, December 2, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon are attorneys for plaintiff in Williams v. Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Co., assumpsit suit. Jury is unable to agree and is discharged. They win chancery case, Gaines v. Black et al., by default. Motions and pleas are filed in two other cases. Record.

Lincoln writes to James F. Joy, Illinois Central attorney, regarding possible action in law case. "I think I can get the hearing of the case postponed to the beginning of February. Can you not be here by that time? Please write me." Abraham Lincoln to James F. Joy, 2 December 1853, CW, 2:207.