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Lincoln sues railroad company to obtain $5,000 legal fee

Abraham Lincoln, 1858, detail
06/18/1857
Abraham Lincoln sued the Illinois Central Railroad company in order to obtain a $5,000 legal fee for his work in the McLean County tax case.  The company did not initially contest the suit and Lincoln received a directed verdict in his favor. (By Matthew Pinsker)
Source Citation: 
"The Lincoln Log," June 18, 1857, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, http://thelincolnlog.org/view/1857/6/18

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