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Jury awards Abraham Lincoln $4,800 in legal fees

Abraham Lincoln, 1858, detail
The Illinois Central Railroad convinced a judge to set aside an earlier directed verdict against the company in a fee dispute with their attorney, Abraham Lincoln.  The jury, however, quickly found for Lincoln, awarding him $4,800 for his work in the McLean County tax case. (By Matthew Pinsker)
Source Citation: 
"The Lincoln Log," June 23, 1857, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln,


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