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Monday, June 28, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, representing defendant, files affidavit for continuance in VanBrunt & Watrons v. Madux in U.S. Circuit Court. United States v. Hartzler is tried. Witnesses are few and evidence brief. Jury finds accused not guilty on two counts, guilty on one. Lincoln reads testimonial letter from Danville citizens, and judge pronounces light sentence, two years in penitentiary. Record; Chicago Times, 7 July 1858.