In 1854, Caleb Davidson rode to Springfield and hired Abraham Lincoln to represent him in a cattle theft case. The trial took place in Metamora on Sept. 29th of that year, with Judge David Davis presiding. With Lincoln's help, Davidson won the case and received $17 in damages. In preparation for the case, Lincoln visited the Davidson farm, returning from time to time after that on his travels about the Eighth Judicial Circuit. The portrait of Lincoln shown below was made in 1854. The chair shown has been passed down in the Davidson family as the chair in which Lincoln sat.