|Wednesday, March 1, 1837.|
Lincoln votes with majority to pass bill increasing by $2,000,000 capital
stock of Bank of Illinois at Springfield, and also to pass "act for the relief of
persons in cases of ejectment." His name is entered on roll of attorneys in office of
Supreme Court clerk.House Journal; Record.
|Thursday, March 2, 1837.|
Lincoln votes with majority, 55 to 17, to pass act clarifying internal
improvement act. Amended act regulates sale of bonds, and pledges credit of state to pay
principal and interest. Lincoln votes with majority to pass bill distributing school
|Friday, March 3, 1837.|
Lincoln and Dan Stone of Sangamon protest antiabolitionist resolutions
adopted January 20, 1837. Difference between their views and those expressed by House
was moral—injustice of slavery. They declare that "promulgation of abolition
doctrines tends rather to increase than abate" evils of slavery. Protest is made part of
"House Journal."Protest in Illinois
Legislature on Slavery, 3 March 1837, CW, 1:74-76.
March 4, 1837.|
Lincoln and Senator Browning are tellers of election which
results in choice of Thomas Ford as judge of circuit which includes Chicago. E.
C. Berry is elected president of Bank of Vandalia. Lincoln is one of 51 signers
of $50,000 bond of Charles Oakley as fund commissioner appointed under internal
Bond for Charles Oakley as
Fund Commissioner, 4 March 1837,
|Monday, March 6, 1837.|
House meets and adjourns sine die.House Journal.
March 7, 1837-March 8,
1837.En route to New Salem,
|Monday, March 13, 1837.|
Spring term of Sangamon Circuit Court opens. Judge Dan Stone of sixth
circuit presides by agreement with Stephen T. Logan, judge of first circuit.Record.
|Tuesday, March 14, 1837.|
Lincoln represents David Woldridge in two cases. In Hawthorn v. Woldridge, an assumpsit case, the
parties reach an agreement in which the court dismisses the case and the defendant pays
all court costs. In Woldridge v.
Hawthorn, a trespass vi et armis case, the parties reach an agreement where the
court dismisses the case and they each pay half the court costs.Record.
|Wednesday, March 15, 1837.|
Stuart & Lincoln have three cases in the Sangamon County Circuit
Court. In two of the cases, Lincoln defends his New Salem friends, Felix Green and
Tarleton Lloyd. In Torrey v. Green,
an assumpsit case, the plaintiff seeks $250 in damages. In Torrey v. Lloyd, an assumpsit case, the plaintiff
seeks $200 in damages. Stuart & Lincoln also represent the defendant, Nicholas
Sintz, in Demint et al. v. Sintz, a
trespass on the case action where the plaintiff seeks $1,000 in damages. In all three
cases the court orders the defendants to file pleas.Record.
|Thursday, March 16, 1837.|
In Demint et al. v.
Sintz, the plaintiff's attorneys Baker & Hewett, request a continuance
and the court continues the case until the next term. In Torrey v. Green Lincoln files a demurrer for his New Salem
friend, William Green.Record.
|Friday, March 17, 1837.|
Stuart & Lincoln file a demurrer for Tarleton Lloyd in Torrey v. Lloyd. The court grants
their petition for partition of lands in Carrico v. Carrico et al.. Stuart & Lincoln represent Sarah J.
Broadwell in another partition case, Broadwell v. Broadwell et al.. On their motion, the court grants an alias
summons against two of the defendants and continues the case. Lincoln and Thomas
represent the defendant in an attachment suit, Johns v. Raley.Record.
|Saturday, March 18, 1837.|
Stuart & Lincoln, represent Elizabeth Baker in her divorce case,
Baker v. Baker. The court orders
the clerk to issue an alias summons to Greene County and continues the case. Stuart,
Lincoln, Logan, and Baker represent the defendants in a debt case, Ware v. Duncan et al.. Judge Dan Stone, who was
apparently employed as an attorney by one of the litigants, continues the case.Record.
|Monday, March 27, 1837.|
[Morgan Circuit Court opens five-day term at Jacksonville. Judge William
Brown presides. There is no evidence that either Stuart or Lincoln attends Morgan Court
during three terms in 1837.Record.]