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]