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Friday, January 22, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the U. S. District Court, Lincoln files an affidavit for Louis Reinbach, his client in the case of United States v. Reinbach. Lincoln defends Reinbach against the charge that he stole from the mail while employed at the Franklin, Illinois, post office in Morgan County. Affidavit of Louis Reinbach, filed 22 January 1858, United States v. Reinbach, IHi, Springfield, IL; John T. Richards, Abraham Lincoln: The Lawyer-Statesman (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1916), following 204.