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Thursday, February 4, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Illinois Supreme Court, the litigants' attorneys begin to argue the appeal case of Sprague v. Illinois River RR et al., a suit that originated in the Cass County Circuit Court. Lincoln & Herndon, and Henry E. Dummer represent Charles Sprague; David A. Smith and Stephen T. Logan are the attorneys for the railroad. Sprague seeks an injunction to prevent Cass County from paying the Illinois River Railroad $50,000 in stock subscriptions approved by the voters. Order, 4 February 1858, Sprague v. Illinois River RR et al., Illinois Supreme Court, Journal Record SC 2nd GD 1855-1864, 149, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Writ of Injunction, 6 August 1857, Sprague v. Illinois River RR et al., Cass County Circuit Court, box 11, Cass County Courthouse, Virginia, IL; Sprague v. Illinois River Railroad et al., 19 Ill. (1857) 174-83.