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Saturday, July 1, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys from Elijah Iles lots 12 and 13 in Iles addition, on credit. He pays $136 for each, giving note for $272 due in 18 months.Photocopy of Iles Record Book.

[Election is held to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Representative Dan Stone. Lincoln does not vote, perhaps because of friendship with Baker and sense of obligation to Calhoun, under whom he served as deputy surveyor, 1833-1835. Baker opposed division of Sangamon favored by Calhoun. Baker is elected 1,178 to 872.Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 306; ISLA—Bulletin, No. 36.

Monday, July 3, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon Circuit County Court opens with Judge William Brown on the bench. The court continues eight attachment cases in which Stuart & Lincoln are engaged. In Neff and wife v. Holmes, $2,000 damage suit, Dummer and Lincoln for defendant enter motion to strike suit from docket. The court gives them permission to open the plaintiff's depositions in Trailor v. Radford.Record.

Tuesday, July 4, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

A short session of court is held in the morning before a ceremony for the laying of the state house cornerstone. The court appoints Lincoln guardian ad litem for the infant heirs of Shadrach J. Campbell, defendants in Weden v. Campbell et al.. Lincoln represented Lucinda Mason and Noah Mason Jr., complainants in two chancery cases, Mason v. Mason et al. and Mason v. Mason et al.. On Lincoln's motion, the court orders the clerk to issue alias subpoenas in both cases.Record.

Wednesday, July 5, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln obtain a divorce decree for their client Ruth Ethridge in Ethridge v. Ethridge. Stuart & Lincoln represent Seth Cutter in two appeal cases, Cutter v. Cassady and Cutter v. Cassady. By consent of both parties, the judgment of the justice of peace in both cases is reversed and Cutter pays all court costs in both courts. The court overrules Lincoln's demurrer filed March 17, 1837, in the assumpsit case, Torrey v. Green. Stuart, Lincoln, and Logan appear for the complainants in the chancery case, Wright et al. v. Adams.Record.

Thursday, July 6, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files an injunction bond signed by Reuben Radford and George Forquer inTrailor v. Radford. Lincoln writes and files declarations for Abner Y. Ellis, William Herndon, and Aaron Coffman in three attachment cases, Ellis v. Smith, Herndon v. Smith, and Coffman v. Smith. Lincoln files answer as guardian ad litem of the infant heirs of Shadrach J. Campbell, defendants in James Weden v. Campbell et al. Stuart & Lincoln have eight cases called, in one, Webb v. Watson, they obtain a default judgment for their client James G. Webb, and a jury awards $87.75 in damages.Photocopy; Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, July 8, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln endorses on back of promissory note of Pollard Simmons for $213.62, "Received on the within $80, July 8th, 1837."Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, July 10, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln does not attend opening session of House which organizes with James Semple as speaker, and on motion of Hardin of Morgan, decides to meet at 8 A.M. Joint rules of last session are adopted. Editors of "Vandalia State Register" and "Free Press" are permitted to come within bar to report proceedings.House Journal.]

Tuesday, July 11, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln and N. W. Edwards take seats. Gov. Duncan's address is read. He asserts that panic is due to President Jackson's removal of deposits from U.S. Bank, and recommends repeal of internal improvement act. He calls attention to forfeiture of charters of two state banks which hold $1,055,604.40 of state funds.House Journal.

Wednesday, July 12, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln presents road petition from Sangamon and Cass. It is referred to select committee of Lincoln, Walker of Morgan, and Elkin of Sangamon. He gives notice that he will soon introduce bill authorizing Rhoda Hart et al. to sell real estate.House Journal; Photocopy.

Springfield corporation bill, in Lincoln's hand, is introduced by Archer G. Herndon of Sangamon.Bill Introduced in Illinois Legislature to Extend Corporate Powers of the President and Trustees of the Town of Springfield, [12 July 1837], CW, 1:81-82.

[Fourth "Sampson's Ghost" letter is dated today.]

Thursday, July 13, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Committee of Whole devotes most of morning to state bank at Springfield. Lincoln reports from select committee act to establish state road from Beardstown to Petersburg by way of Robinson's mill. On his motion, bill is read second time and ordered engrossed for third reading.House Journal; Photocopy.

[Supreme Court begins eight-day session.]

Friday, July 14, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln, Edwards, and Baker of Sangamon are appointed committee to consider bill extending corporate powers of Springfield. Lincoln presents petition of citizens of Sangamon praying establishment of new county. He also presents road petition, referred to committee of Lincoln, McCormick, and Elkin.House Journal.

Saturday, July 15, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Opponents of internal improvement system introduce bill to repeal act of February 27, 1837. Sangamon delegation join in tabling it 53 to 34. Lincoln introduces "act to authorize Rhoda Hart and others to sell and convey certain real estate." J. B. Thomas Jr., is elected judge of first judicial circuit to succeed S. T. Logan, resigned.House Journal; Photocopy.

Sunday, July 16, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln writes and mails to Stuart joinder of issue in Parker v. Braucher.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, July 17, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Resolution inquiring whether directors or officers of state bank hold seats in House is discussed. Baker moves to amend by inquiring whether any members are indebted to bank. Lincoln votes to table resolution and casts four other votes favorable to bank. He reports bill extending corporate powers of Springfield.House Journal.

Tuesday, July 18, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Ewing of Fayette leads fight to repeal law moving capital to Springfield. Lincoln's motion to table Ewing's amendment fails. Select committee is appointed to report on bill and amendment. On committee are Reddick of Macon, Voris of Peoria, Turney of Wayne, Ewing, and Lincoln.House Journal.

Wednesday, July 19, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln reports "act to relocate a part of the State road leading from William Crow's in Morgan County, to Musick's Bridge in Sangamon County." On his motion, bill is amended by adding that "Bowling Green, Bennett Abel and John Bennett relocate so much of the State road leading from Springfield to Lewiston, as lies between New Salem and Petersburg."House Journal; Photocopy.

Amended bill, in Lincoln's hand, for building state house at Springfield is reported by select committee.Bill Amended in Illinois Legislature Relative to the Building of a State House at Springfield, [19 July 1837], CW, 1:84-85.

Thursday, July 20, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln opposes efforts of bank's enemies to limit issue of bills to amounts of $10 or more, binding stockholders for debts of bank, and reserving right to alter, modify, change, or repeal charter.House Journal.

[Fifth "Sampson's Ghost" letter is dated today.Sangamo Journal, 22 July 1837.]

Friday, July 21, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln votes yea on motion to strike $600 grant to William Walters, state printer. Motion fails, and on passage of appropriation bill he votes yea. He is only representative from Sangamon to vote against bill giving state bank right to continue suspension of specie payments until end of next session.House Journal.

Lincoln, and 42 others, signs petition to Edward Smith, representative from Wabash, asking that he not resign as internal improvements engineer.Petition to Edward Smith, 21 July 1837, CW, 1:87.

Saturday, July 22, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln's name does not appear in short proceedings of House, which adjourns sine die before noon. Smith of Wabash reports on complaint made by Gov. Duncan in his address to legislature. Committee upholds internal improvements system, and dissents from governor's views.House Journal.

Tuesday, July 25, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

At 2 p.m., Lincoln, several other state legislators, and "other distinguished men" dine at George W. Spotswood's Rural Hotel. A group of citizens organized the meal to honor the legislators "for a faithful performance of their official duties." In February, the General Assembly voted to relocate the state capitol from Vandalia to Springfield. Lincoln toasts, "All our friends.—They are too numerous to be now named individually, while there is no one of them who is not too dear to be forgotten or neglected."A Toast Volunteered at a Public Dinner at Springfield, Illinois, 25 July 1837, CW, 1:87; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 29 July 1837, 2:1.

Wednesday, July 26, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes sixth "Sampson's Ghost" letter from "Fork Prairie." He again calls on Adams for lease to lots on which his house stands, and reminds him Joseph Anderson's widow has brought suit in circuit court to recover ten acres illegally held by Adams.Sangamo Journal, 29 July 1837.