[2]   The bill was undoubtedly Lincoln's fee in Charles Sprague v. Illinois River Railroad Company, tried by Lincoln and Dummer in the Cass County Circuit Court, November 21, 1857, and reviewed by the Illinois Supreme Court, February 4, 1858. The case concerned the effect of amendments to the railroad company's charter on the liability of subscribers to the company's stock. Sprague was president of the Rock Island and Alton Railroad Company.


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