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Wednesday, May 2, 1838.+-

Lewistown, IL.

In the Fulton County Circuit Court, Stuart & Lincoln represent plaintiffs James Atwood, John M. Atwood, and John P. White in the case of Atwood & Co. v. Shinn & Vittum. Lincoln writes and signs a bond for costs. Lincoln also writes a notice informing the defendants of the plaintiffs' intentions to take the depositions of several individuals, and to use the depositions as evidence in the case. Lincoln signs the document, "Stuart & Lincoln." Bond for Costs, 2 May 1838, Atwood & Co. v. Shinn & Vittum, case file 624; Notice to Take Depositions, 2 May 1838, Atwood & Co. v. Shinn & Vittum, case file 624, both in Fulton County Circuit Court, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.

Saturday, May 5, 1838.+-

Tremont, IL.

[The Sangamo Journal announces: "Our bills for McLean County are made out, and settlement can be made with A. Lincoln, Esq. who will be present at the term of the Circuit Court in Bloomington next week."Sangamo Journal, 5 May 1838.]

Monday, May 7, 1838.+-

Bloomington, IL.

The McLean County Circuit Court opens a six-day session. On the docket are 7 criminal, 16 chancery, and 352 common law cases.Record.

Tuesday, May 8, 1838.+-

Bloomington, IL.

A jury awards Lincoln's client, Josiah Horr, $38 in damages in Horr v. Frankinburger. The case involves trespassing on timber land.Record; Stuart & Lincoln fee book.

"Sangamo Journal" gives him bills due in Bloomington and announces that all who wish to pay should call on Lincoln at court house.Sangamo Journal, 5 May 1838.

Wednesday, May 9, 1838.+-

Bloomington, IL.

The court appoints Lincoln guardian ad litem of the infant defendants in Rhodes & Walter v. Dean et al., a foreclosure case. The children are the minor heirs of Merit Lyon, deceased.Record.

Thursday, May 10, 1838.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[During week Lincoln debates issues of congressional campaign with Douglas. Stuart is ill and Lincoln substitutes for him.Bloomington Pantagraph, 12 March 1898.]

Monday, May 14, 1838.+-

Decatur, IL.

Lincoln attends opening of two-day term of the Macon County Circuit Court with Judge Jesse B. Thomas, Jr. presiding. In the evening he drives John Hanks' team of horses to the Hanks farm and stays the night. Hanks is serving on petit jury.IHi—Papers, 1939, 135.

Lincoln writes a bond for costs in Noe v. Cunningham.Otto R. Kyle, Abraham Lincoln in Decatur (New York: Vantage, 1957), 46.

Tuesday, May 15, 1838.+-

Decatur, IL.

The court appoints Lincoln guardian ad litem for the infant heirs of John Lowry, deceased, in Ex parte Lowry. Lowry, the administrator of the estate of John Lowry, has filed a petition for the sale of real estate. The court rules against Lincoln's client, Little Berry Noe, in Noe v. Cunningham and awards the defendant $22 in damages.Record.

Monday, May 21, 1838.+-

Decatur, IL.

[The Cass County Circuit Court meets at Beardstown for a two-day term with Judge Jesse B. Thomas, Jr. presiding.Record.]

Friday, May 25, 1838.+-

Decatur, IL.

[Cyrus Edwards, Whig candidate for governor, speaks in Springfield.Sangamo Journal, 26 May 1838.]