Orville H. Browning and Lincoln represented William A. Hall in Joseph L. Papin v. William A. Hall, a Peoria French claim case in the U.S. Court, on July 17. In another French claim case, Robert Forsyth v. City of Peoria, Lincoln and Archibald Williams represented Forsyth on July 11, losing the case. These cases involved land titles dating back to the old French settlement at Peoria.
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