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    Lincoln Colleague, Henry Clay Whitney. Autograph Document Signed "Lincoln & Whitney Attys for Deft". No place, no date [Champaign Co., Ill., April 1857], two-thirds page, oblong octavo. In Brock, Hays & Co. vs Illinois Central Rail Road, the defendants state, "they did not undertake & promise in manner & form as the said plaintiffs have…complained against them…" Records show that this suit involved a shipment of hogs from Okaw, Ill. to Chicago. Because the journey took three times longer than usual, in extremely cold weather, many of the hogs died and the remainder were seriously underweight upon arrival. A jury awarded the plaintiffs $860.25 damages. On appeal to the state supreme court, Lincoln unsuccessfully contended that the damages assessed against the railroad were excessive. Corner nipped. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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