Results 19 entries found

Monday, October 1, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

On unspecified day this month Stuart & Lincoln collect $250 fee from Allen and Stone in case against R. W. Center, evidently settled out of court.Clipping from Stuart & Lincoln cash book; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, October 2, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sarah Mottashed gives Lincoln, for use of A. G. Herndon, trust deed to lot on Jefferson Street in Springfield, to guarantee payment of two promissory notes, $50 and $200.Deed Book D, 277-78.

Friday, October 5, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes answer of Salome Enos filed in Charles W. Hunter v. Enos et al.Photocopy.

Saturday, October 6, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes two bonds for costs in Orendorf et al. v. Stringfield et al.Photocopy.

As complainants' attorney, he witnesses deposition of James Adams and Levi Cantrall, witnesses in Orendorf v. Stringfield, at Thomas Moffett's office.Record.

Monday, October 8, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon Circuit Court opens two-week session. Judge Jesse B. Thomas, Jr., is on bench. On motion of Stuart & Lincoln, Demint et al. v. Sintz is dismissed and defendant, their client, is granted costs. They lose Grass v. Ware when plaintiff is granted one cent damages.Record.

Tuesday, October 9, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Henry B. Truett is tried for murder of Dr. Early. Stephen A. Douglas, prosecuting attorney, moves to amend order of last term to show that jury list and copy of indictment were furnished prisoner previous to arraignment. Six jurymen are selected from six panels.Record.

Wednesday, October 10, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln have nine cases called in morning, five of which are dismissed. In People v. Truett, panel after panel of jurors are called, but only five are chosen. These with six chosen yesterday are locked up over night.Record.

Thursday, October 11, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Court grants complainant's petition in Patterson et al. v. Casey et al. Stuart & Lincoln appear for complainant; Lincoln writes answer of Cyrus Walker, guardian in case. They file defendant's plea in Heredith v. Matheny. Twelfth juror is chosen in People v. Truett, and presentation of evidence begins.Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, October 12, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Evidence is concluded in People v. Truett, and arguments continue through day. David M. Woodson, new prosecuting attorney, is sworn in, and assists Douglas. Defense is conducted by Lincoln, Logan, Baker, and Cyrus Walker.Record; Peoria Register, 20 October 1838.

Saturday, October 13, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Truett trial, Logan contends that Early, a larger man, carried upraised chair as deadly weapon, and Truett thought he intended to strike him. Prosecution asserts that Truett came to Spottswood's Hotel with gun and picked quarrel. Truett is acquitted. Lincoln's plea to jury is in part responsible for verdict.Peoria Register, 20 October 1838; ISLA—Bulletin, No. 12.

For Thomas Payne, Lincoln bids $222 for 74 acres of land sold at auction by Sheriff Elkin on writ of execution against Nicholas Bryan.Photocopy.

Monday, October 15, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln get aggregate damages of $1,637.02 in six default cases: Durley v. Mitts & Ball; Ellis & Vaughn v. Maxey; Trotter v. Phelps; Harlan v. Moffett & Moffett; VanBergen v. Neale; Simpson v. Coffman. They get jury verdict for $15 in Dingman v. Derrin, and $74.15 in Kincaid v. Powers. They file defendant's plea in May v. Weber, Ruckle & Co.Record.

Tuesday, October 16, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln have easy day in court. They dismiss Hill v. Truett & Truett at plaintiff's cost and file certificate of publication in Ellis v. Nave. Defendant files plea in Poor v. Stafford, and Thompson v. Osborn and A. G. Williams v. Cabiness & Cabiness. They represent plaintiff in all cases.Record.

Lincoln writes and signs "Stuart & Lincoln" to joinder in plea in Judy v. Manary & Cassity.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, October 17, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln have five cases called in circuit court. Record.

Thursday, October 18, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln, representing appellant, dismiss appeal in Capps v. Vandeventer.Record.

Friday, October 19, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is appointed commissioner to survey lands described in complainant's bill in Butler v. Tilford et al. Stuart & Lincoln win Foster v. Cassidy when complainant is ordered to convey land involved. They get judgments in three cases, have three continued, and file complainant's bill in Todd v. Kendall.Record.

Saturday, October 20, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln have 11 cases called on last day of October term. Lincoln writes and files his affidavit stating that he drew original complaint in divorce case of Rogers v. Rogers, and that he advised his client, Samuel Rogers, to leave charge of adultery out of bill. Court gives leave to amend bill.Record.

Lincoln writes part of answer of Stephen T. Logan, guardian, in George Miles v. Mary Jane Sayles et al.Photocopy.

Monday, October 22, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln acknowledges payment on back of promissory note given by Wharton Ransdell, local hotel keeper, for $208.50.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. [Morgan Circuit Court convenes at Jacksonville for two-week term.]

Wednesday, October 24, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln purchase for John Goshorn, at sheriff's sale, 80-acre tract for $611.91. [Goshorn won judgment for $569.79 and costs of $8.37 against John Calhoun July 12, 1838 in Sangamon Circuit Court.]Execution Files.

Friday, October 26, 1838.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln obtain judgment for Lilburn Harwood by default for $508.27 in Harwood v. Forsythe & Buckner, in Morgan Circuit Court.Record.