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Trial begins in important Lincoln legal case

09/08/1857
Trial begins in the "Effie Alton" case, one of Abraham Lincoln's most important courtroom experiences.  The future president represents an Illinois bridge company in a case resulting from a tragic steamboat accident.  The trial will end with a hung jury.  (By Matthew Pinsker)
Source Citation: 
"The Lincoln Log," September 8, 1857, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, http://www.thelincolnlog.org/view/1857/9/8

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