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Lincoln’s Cases Before the Illinois Supreme Court

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Abraham Lincoln appeared as counsel before the Illinois Supreme Court in approximately 175 cases. Those cases and the citation to the Illinois Reports where they are published are listed below:

1. Scammon v. Cline, 3 Ill. 456

29. Lockridge v. Foster, 5 Ill. 569

57. Trailor v. Hill, 7 Ill. 364
2. Cannon v. Kinney, 4 Ill. 9
30. Dorman v. Lane, 6 Ill. 143
58. Chase v. Debolt, 7 Ill. 371
3. Maus v. Worthing, 4 Ill. 26
31. Davis v. Harkness, 6 Ill. 173
59. Smith v. Byrd, 7 Ill. 412
4. Bailey v. Cromwell, 4 Ill. 71
32. Martin v. Dryden, 6 Ill. 187
60. Moore v. Hamilton, 7 Ill. 429
5. Balletine v. Beall, 4 Ill. 203
33. Warner v. Helm, 6 Ill. 220
61. McNamara v. King, 7 Ill. 432
6. Elkin v. People, 4 Ill. 207
34. McDonald v. Fithian, 6 Ill. 269
62. Ellis v. Lock, 7 Ill. 459
7. Benedict v. Dillehunt, 4 Ill. 287
35. Favor v. Marlett, 6 Ill. 385
63. Bryan v. Wash, 7 Ill. 557
8. Abrahams v. Camp, 4 Ill. 290
36. Parker v. Smith, 6 Ill. 411
64. Wright v. Bennett, 7 Ill. 587
9. Hancock v. Hodgson, 4 Ill. 329
37. Stickney v. Cassell, 6 Ill. 418
65. Kincaid v. Turner, 7 Ill. 618
10. Grable v. Margrave, 4 Ill. 372
38. Kimball v. Cook, 6 Ill. 423
66. Cunningham v. Fithian, 7 Ill. 650
11. Averill v. Field, 4 Ill. 390
39. Wren v. Moss, 6 Ill. 560
67. Wilson v. Van Winkle, 7 Ill. 684
12. Wilson v. Alexander, 4 Ill. 392
40. Morgan v. Griffin, 6 Ill. 565
68. Patterson v. Edwards, 7 Ill. 720
13. Schlencker v. Risley, 4 Ill. 483
41. Cook v. Hall, 6 Ill. 575
69. Griggs v. Gear, 8 Ill. 2
14. Mason v. Park, 4 Ill. 532
42. Field v. Rawlings, 6 Ill. 581
70. Edgar County v. Mayo, 8 Ill. 82
15. Greathouse v. Smith, 4 Ill. 541
43. Broadwell v. Broadwell, 6 Ill. 599
71. Roney v. Monaghan, 8 Ill. 85
16. Watkins v. White, 4 Ill. 549
44. Rogers v. Dickey, 6 Ill. 637
72. People ex rel. v. Browne, 8 Ill. 87
17. Payne v. Frazier, 5 Ill. 55
45. Kelly v. Garrett, 6 Ill. 649
73. Munsell v. Temple, 8 Ill. 93
18. Fitch v. Pinckard, 5 Ill. 69
46. McCall v. Lesher, 7 Ill. 46
74. Fell v. Price, 8 Ill. 186
19. Edwards v. Helm, 5 Ill. 142
47. McCall v. Lesher, 7 Ill. 47
75. Wright v. Taylor, 8 Ill. 193
20. Grubb v. Crane, 5 Ill. 153
48. Wren v. Moss, 7 Ill. 72
76. Welch v. Sykes, 8 Ill. 197
21. Pentecost v. Magahee, 5 Ill. 326
49. Risinger v. Cheney, 7 Ill. 84
77. Hawks v. Lands, 8 Ill. 227
22. Robinson v. Chesseldine, 5 Ill. 332
50. Eldridge v. Rowe, 7 Ill. 91
78. Garrett v. Stevenson, 8 Ill. 261
23. Lazell v. Francis, 5 Ill. 421
51. Frisby v. Ballance, 7 Ill. 141
79. Henderson v. Welch, 8 Ill. 340
24. Spear v. Campbell, 5 Ill. 424
52. Hall v. Irwin, 7 Ill. 176
80. Cowls v. Cowls, 8 Ill. 435
25. Bruce v. Truett, 5 Ill. 454
53. City of Springfield v. Hickox, 7 Ill. 241
81. Wilcoxon v. Roby, 8 Ill. 475
26. England v. Clark, 5 Ill. 486
54. Ross v. Nesbit, 7 Ill. 252
82. Trumbull v. Campbell, 8 Ill. 502
27. Johnson v. Weedman, 5 Ill. 495
55. Simpson v. Ranlett, 7 Ill. 312
83. Cooper v. Crosby, 8 Ill. 506
28. Hall v. Perkins, 5 Ill. 548
56. Murphy v. Summerville, 7 Ill. 360
84. Shaeffer v. Weed, 8 Ill. 511