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Sunday, February 7, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Gillespie again: "Yesterday morning the Court overruled the Demurrer to Hatch's Return in the Mandamus case [People ex rel. Lanphier & Walker, and Walker v. Hatch] . . . so I suppose the matter is ended." He adds that court held that governor had right to scratch off his name as long as bill was in his custody. He also writes to two other lawyers reporting legal victories. He tells Gustave Koerner what judges "unanamously declared," privately, on reapportionment case, and informs Henry E. Dummer of success in Sprague v. Illinois River RR et al.Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Gillespie, 7 February 1858, CW, 2:433; Abraham Lincoln to Gustave P. Koerner, 7 February 1857 [1858], CW, 2:433; Abraham Lincoln to Henry E. Dummer, 7 February 1858, CW, 2:432-33.