Chicago Daily Journal, July 24, 1850; Chicago Weekly Journal, July 29, 1850. Lincoln was attending the U.S. District Court in Chicago, representing the defendant in Parker v. Hoyt, a patent case involving a waterwheel. Lincoln won the case on July 24.
 Members of the two committees, one appointed by the Common Council the other by a citizens meeting. Those not previously identified, are as follows: Lewis C. Kercheval, famed in the annals of early Chicago as an eccentric but impartial justice of the peace; John H. Kinzie, businessman and financier who was one of the sons of the pioneer trader of Chicago, John Kinzie; Walter L. Newberry, merchant, banker, and philanthropist who founded the Newberry Library.