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Saturday, May 8, 1858.+-

En route and Springfield, IL.

Waiting in Great Western station at Jacksonville for train to Springfield, stretched out on two seats, Lincoln encounters Henry Stryker, lawyer, also bound for Springfield. Stryker asks Lincoln's advice on how to handle law case. Lincoln makes suggestions, Stryker follows them and wins case. At his office, Lincoln looks through accumulated mail. Abraham Lincoln to Elihu B. Washburne, 10 May 1858, CW, 2:445-46; ISLA—Mrs. H. E. English to H. E. Pratt, 19 July 1941.