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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This legal document is an action of assumpsit (the recovery of damages due to the non-performance that is under contract) between Illinois Central Railroad Company v. John Gatewood & Alfred W. Cochran alleging that the defendants did not undertake a promise in manner with the plaintiffs. The document goes on to list the evidence the defendants intend to present. The document is named John Gateman vs. Ill. Cen. RR. Co. Plea. and was filed November 30, 1858 by the clerk. "Whitney for deft." is at the bottom of the back page.
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