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Wednesday, December 22, 1858.+-

Bloomington, IL.

In the McLean County Circuit Court, Lincoln represents plaintiff Matthew T. Scott, Jr. in the case of Scott v. St. Louis, Alton, & Chicago RR. Scott is suing the railroad for damages. John M. Scott and John B. Hanna represent the railroad. The attorneys for both sides present their evidence and arguments to a jury. The jury awards Scott $2,170 in damages, and the defendant attorneys ask the Court "to set aside the verdict of said Jury, and to grant a new trial." Order, 22 December 1858, Scott v. St. Louis, Alton, & Chicago RR, Common Law Record 9, 682; Judgment Docket, 13 January 1866, Scott v. St. Louis, Alton, & Chicago RR, Judgment & Execution Docket 4, fol. 313, both in McLean County Circuit Court, McLean County Courthouse, Bloomington, IL.