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Wednesday, August 31, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Trial of P. Q. Harrison for murder commences in Sangamon Circuit Court. Counsel has changed since preliminary examination. White, Palmer, Broadwell, and Cogdale appear for prosecution; Lincoln, Herndon, Logan, and Cullom are for defense. Afternoon is spent examining prospective jurors. Illinois State Journal, 1 September 1859.

Mrs. Lincoln buys buttons at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 159.