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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.



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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 fund.House Journal.



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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.



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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 improvement act.House Journal; Photocopy; Bond for Charles Oakley as Fund Commissioner, 4 March 1837, CW, 1:76.



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House meets and adjourns sine die.House Journal.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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[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.]