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Guy Fraker, lawyer & author, to be main speaker at Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation awards banquet

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[September 05, 2012]  MOUNT PULASKI -- Guy Fraker will be the main speaker at the Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation awards ceremony and banquet on Thursday. Fraker is the author of a new treatise on Lincoln and the 8th Judicial Circuit, which is being released Oct. 24.

The Mount Pulaski Courthouse served as the Logan County seat from 1848 to 1855, presided over by Judge David Davis, who was one of the main forces in Abraham Lincoln's nomination at the nearby Decatur "railsplitter" convention and at the 1860 Republican convention in Chicago as the Republican candidate for U.S. president.

Fraker will mention some of lawyer Lincoln's visits to the Mount Pulaski court during the years 1849 to 1855 (Lincoln was serving as a state of Illinois representative in Washington in 1847-1848).

Tickets are still available at $25. Proceeds will go to the maintenance and repair of the Mount Pulaski Courthouse, which has been an Illinois State Historic Site since 1936.

[Text from file received from Phil Bertoni]

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