ALS-P, ISLA. The famous but inaccurately named ``Sandbar Case'' for which Lincoln was preparing was Johnston v. Jones and Marsh, which had been in the courts since 1855 and which was not finally settled until April 4, 1860, when Lincoln and associated attorneys won a verdict in the U.S. Court for the defendants. The case involved land made by sand washed in by Lake Michigan along the north side of the North Pier, built by the U.S. Government in 1833 along a new channel entrance for the Chicago River into the lake. The most accurate brief discussion of the facts may be found in John M. Zane, ``Lincoln, the Constitutional Lawyers,'' Abraham Lincoln Association Papers (1933), pp. 41-42, n. 18.
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