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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:

85. Anderson v. Ryan, 8 Ill. 583
115. Alton and Sangamon Railroad Company v. Carpenter, 14 Ill. 190
146. People v. Witt, 19 Ill. 169
86. Wright v. McNeeley, 11 Ill. 241
116. Alton and Sangamon Railroad Company v. Baugh, 14 Ill. 211
147. Sprague v. Illinois River Railroad Company, 19 Ill. 174
87. Webster v. French, 11 Ill. 254
117. Stewartson v. Stewartson, 15 Ill. 145
148. McDaniel v. Correll, 19 Ill. 226
88. Adams v. County of Logan, 11 Ill. 336
118. Byrne v. Stou, 15 Ill. 180
149. People ex rel. v. Bissell, 19 Ill. 229
89. Pearl v. Wellman, 11 Ill. 352
119. Pate v. People, 15 Ill. 221
150. People ex rel. v. Hatch, 19 Ill. 283
90. Lewis v. Moffett, 11 Ill. 392
120. Sullivan v. People, 15 Ill. 233
151. Wade v. King, 19 Ill. 301
91. Austin v. The People for use of Burr, 11 Ill. 452
121. Humphreys v. Spear, 15 Ill. 275
152. Kester v. Stark, 19 Ill. 328
92. Williams v. Blankenship, 12 Ill. 122
122. People v. Blackford, 16 Ill. 166
153. St. Louis, Alton and Chicago Railroad Company v. Dalby, 19 Ill. 353
93. Smith v. Dunlap, 12 Ill. 184
123. Edmunds v. Myers, 16 Ill. 207
154. Laughlin v. Marshall, 19 Ill. 391
94. McHenry v. Watkins, 12 Ill. 233
124. Edmunds v. Hildreth, 16 Ill. 214
155. People ex rel. v. Ridgley, 21 Ill. 65
95. Whitecraft v. Vanderver, 12 Ill. 235
125. Gilman v. Hamilton, 16 Ill. 225
156. Tonica and Petersburg Railroad Company v. Stein, 21 Ill. 96
96. Enos v. Capps, 12 Ill. 255
126. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company v. Wilson, 17 Ill. 123
157. Trustees of Schools v. Allen, 21 Ill. 120
97. Ward v. Owens, 12 Ill. 283
127. Browning v. City of Springfield, 17 Ill. 143
158. Crabtree v. Kile, 21 Ill. 180
98. Linton v. Anglin, 12 ill. 284
128. Turley v. County of Logan, 17 Ill. 151
159. Town of Petersburg v. Metzker, 21 Ill. 205
99. Penny v. Graves, 12 Ill. 287
129. Armstrong v. Mock, 17, Ill. 166
160. Young v. Ward, 21 Ill. 223
100. Compher v. People, 12 Ill. 290
130. Booth v. Rives, 17 Ill. 175
161. Smith v. Smith, 21 Ill. 244
101. Major v. Hawkes, 12 Ill. 298
131, 132. Myers v. Turner, Myers v. Turner, 17 Ill. 179
162. Terre Haute and Alton Railway Company v. Earp, 21 Ill. 291
102. Webster v. French, 12 Ill. 302

133. Hildreth v. Turner, 17 Ill. 184

163. Brundage v. Camp, 21 Ill. 330
103. People ex rel. v. Marshall, 12 Ill. 391
134, 135. Moore v. Vail, Moore v. Dodd, 17 Ill. 185
164. Constant v. Matteson, 22 Ill. 546
104. Dunlap v. Smith, 12 Ill. 399
136. Loomis v. Francis, 17 Ill. 206
165. Leonard v. Administrator of Villars, 23 Ill. 377
105. Dorman v. Tost, 13 Ill. 127
137. Illinois Central Railroad Company v. County of McLean, 17 Ill. 291
166. Cass v. Perkins, 23 Ill. 382
106. Perry v. McHenry, 13 Ill. 227
138. Johnson v. Richardson, 17 Ill. 302
167. Ritchey v. West, 23 Ill. 385
107. McArtee v. Engart, 13 Ill. 242
139. Phelps v. McGee, 18 Ill. 155
168, 169. Miller v. Whittaker, Young v. Miller, 23 Ill. 453
108. Manly v. Gibson, 13 Ill. 308
140. County of Christian v. Overholt, 18 ill. 223
170. Gill v. Hoblit, 23 Ill. 473
109. Harris v. Shaw, 13 Ill. 456
141. McConnel v. Delaware Mutual Safety Insurance Company, 18 Ill. 228
171. Kinsey v. Nisley, 23 Ill. 505
110. Banet v. Alton and Sangamon Railroad Company, 13 Ill. 504
142. People v .Watkins, 19 Ill. 117
172. Gregg v. Sanford, 24 Ill. 17
111. Klein v. Alton and Sangamon Railroad Company, 13 Ill. 514

143. Partlow v. Williams, 19 Ill. 132

 

173, 174. Columbus Machine Manufacturing Company v. Dorwin, Columbus Machine Manufacturing Company v. Ulrich, 25 Ill. 169

112. Casey v. Casey, 14 ill. 112

144. Illinois Central Railroad Company v. Morrrison, 19 Ill. 136

175. State of Illinois v. Illinois Central Railroad Company, 27 Ill. 64

113, 114. Ross v. Irving and Pryor v. Irving (argued jointly), 14 Ill. 171
145. Illinois Central Railroad Company v. Hays, 19 Ill. 166