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Friday, April 7, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Calhoun Circuit Court convenes at Gilead.]

Monday, April 10, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Meeting is held to procure co-operation of residents to promote railroad from Quincy to Indiana state line. Nine delegates, including Lincoln, Stuart, Treat, and Logan, are appointed to represent Sangamon at general meeting June 5, 1837. Sangamo Journal, 15 April 1837.

[Greene Circuit Court convenes at Carrollton.]

Wednesday, April 12, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln enters into a law partnership with John T. Stuart. In a newspaper advertisement, the partners announce that they will "practice conjointly, in the Courts of this Judicial Circuit." Their office is located at "No. 4 Hoffman's Row, upstairs," in Springfield. In a separate advertisement, Stuart and Henry E. Dummer announce that their "partnership . . . has been dissolved by mutual consent." Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 15 April 1837, 3:2.

Saturday, April 15, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

In autobiography prepared for John Locke Scripps in 1860, Lincoln wrote: "In the autumn of 1836 he obtained a law licence, and on April 15, 1837 removed to Springfield, and commenced the practice, his old friend, Stuart taking him into partnership."Autobiography Written for John L. Scripps, [c. June 1860], CW, 4:60-67.

Monday, April 17, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Macoupin Circuit Court convenes at Carlinville.]

Wednesday, April 19, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Levi Davis, auditor, introducing Dr. Anson G. Henry who visits Vandalia to draw money to enable commissioners to commence state house in Springfield. Lincoln concludes: "We have, generally in this country, peace, health, and plenty, and no news."Abraham Lincoln to Levi Davis, 19 April 1837, CW, 1:77-78.

Thursday, April 20, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln gives quit claim deed to Lot 6 in Block 1 in Springfield to Josephus Hewett and Edward D. Baker for $75. This is one of two lots he purchased March 24, 1836. Sangamon County Deed Book K, 616-17, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois Springfield.

Friday, April 21, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln acknowledges before Justice of Peace Thomas Moffett quit claim deed he gave Hewett & Baker yesterday.Deed Book K, 616.

Monday, April 24, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files a praecipe for his client, James Webb, in Webb v. Watson, a debt case in the Sangamon County Circuit Court. He signs Stuart's name on the praecipe. Webb is suing to collect a $200 debt and $100 in damages. Lincoln also writes a copy of the bond on which the suit is based, which reads: "Know all men by these presents that we Andrew Orr and Benjamin Watson are held and firmly bound unto James Webb."Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Macon Circuit Court begins two-day session. Judge William Brown appoints Jesse B. Thomas, Jr. prosecuting attorney pro tem.]

Thursday, April 27, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

[McLean Circuit Court opens three-day term. On John T. Stuart's motion, George F. Markley is admitted to practice.Record.

David Davis said Lincoln attended McLean court in 1837. If so, it was probably this term, as he appears to have been in Springfield during Sept. term.Beveridge, Abraham Lincoln, 1:212n.]

Saturday, April 29, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Stuart & Lincoln represent Daniel Beeman in Beeman v. Thompson, a debt case in the McLean County Circuit Court. They dismiss the case and Lincoln notes the case in firm's fee book. Record; Fee Book owned by Mrs. Edna Orendorff Macpherson, Springfield, Ill.]