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Monday, July 2, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

The Sangamon County Circuit Court opens for a two-week term with Judge Jesse B. Thomas, Jr., presiding. The court appoints Lincoln guardian ad litem for the infant defendants in State Bank of Illinois v. Musick et al. In the chancery case Stevenson v. Abrams et al., the court grants the complainant permission to take the deposition of the defendant Abrams. Stuart, Lincoln, and Treat represent the complainant John G. Stevenson.Record.

Lincoln, representing Matthew McNair, writes and signs a joinder to the defendant's first plea in McNair v. Adams. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, July 3, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

The defendant's attorneys in McNair v. Adams, file five more pleas. Stuart & Lincoln appear in court on behalf of the plaintiff, Matthew McNair. The court dismisses Clark v. Lake and the plaintiff agrees to a nonsuit in Fleming v. Ransdell. Stuart and Lincoln represent the defendants in both cases. Representing the plaintiffs in H. T. Foster & Co. v. Lockerman, Stuart & Lincoln request and obtain a dismissal of the case. Stuart & Lincoln represent the plaintiff in Herndon v. Smith, and the court orders the county sheriff to attach the defendant's property.Record.

Wednesday, July 4, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Meeting is called for today in Springfield of all persons interested in division of Sangamon County. Lincoln probably attends.Sangamo Journal, 23 June 1838.]

Thursday, July 5, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files answer as guardian ad litem in Thayer v. Phillips et al. In People v. Henry B. Truett, murder, prisoner enters plea of not guilty and moves courts for continuance to Oct. term. Stuart & Lincoln have seven other cases called. Record.

Friday, July 6, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

In People v. Truett, prosecuting attorney is directed to show cause why continuance should not be granted. In Demint et al. v. Sintz, plaintiffs suggest death of defendant and on their motion Nicholas Moore, administrator, is made defendant. Baker & Hewett appear for plaintiffs and Stuart & Lincoln for defendant. Record.

Lincoln writes and signs replications in McNair v. Adams.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, July 7, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Douglas, prosecuting attorney, files reasons why People v. Truett should not be continued. Defendant by Logan and Lincoln files amended affidavit setting out materiality of witnesses named. Arguments are heard and court takes time. Defendant in Wright et al. v. Adams asks leave to withdraw assignment of judgment filed as exhibit.Record.

Lincoln writes and signs joinders to demurrers in McNair v. Adams.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, July 9, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Judge Thomas orders People v. Truett continued from day to day. Leave is granted in Wright et al. v. Adams to withdraw exhibit by leaving attested copy with clerk. Stuart & Lincoln lose two cases when jury awards plaintiff $180 in Robinson v. Garvey, and $77.23½ in Neale v. Blankenship et al.Record.

Tuesday, July 10, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Clark v. Lake, trespass, is tried by jury. Unable to agree, jury is discharged. Logan represents plaintiff and Stuart, Lincoln, and Baker defendant. Defendant files answer in Garrett v. Levering. Grass v. Ware is continued. Stuart & Lincoln appear for plaintiff in both cases.Record.

Wednesday, July 11, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

People v. Truett is continued to Oct. term. John S. Roberts, James F. Reed, and John D. Urquhart, witnesses, are put under $1,000 bond. Lincoln files his answer in State Bank of Illinois v. Musick et al. Stuart & Lincoln have six other cases called.Record.

Thursday, July 12, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Drs. E. H. Merryman and W. S. Wallace give $1,000 bond to appear as witnesses in People v. Truett. In Wright et al. v. Adams, defendant files affidavit and moves court for change of venue to Schuyler County. Stuart & Lincoln have 17 other cases called. Record.

Lincoln writes and signs joinder in pleas in Anderson, Bell & Co. v. Gambrel.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, July 13, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln win Anderson, Bell & Co. v. Gambrel when jury awards plaintiffs $207.65. They lose two cases appealed from justice of peace and have three others continued.Record.

Saturday, July 14, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

On last day of July term, court orders property in Francis v. Mitchell et al. transferred to complainant and E. D. Baker is appointed commissioner. Cannon v. Kenney, Strawbridge v. Croft, and Stevenson v. Abrams et al. are dismissed by Stuart & Lincoln for complainants. Foster v. Cassidy, in which they appear for Cassidy, is to be decided during vacation.Record.

Lincoln does paper work in three chancery cases: answer as guardian in Knapp et al. v. Enos et al.; answer of Josephus Hewett, guardian, in Francis v. Mitchell et al.; and report of Moses M. Martin, administrator of Isaac Martin estate.Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, July 16, 1838.+-

Jacksonville, IL?

[Morgan Circuit Court convenes at Jacksonville for six-day term. Judge Jesse B. Thomas, Jr. presides. Lincoln is present Saturday and may have attended entire week.Record.]

Saturday, July 21, 1838.+-

Jacksonville, IL and Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is attorney for plaintiff, Lilburn Harwood, in Harwood v. Forsythe & Buckner in Morgan Circuit Court.Record.

Lincoln returns to Springfield after absence of several days. In evening he receives letter from Jesse W. Fell of Bloomington.Jesse Fell Papers, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Sunday, July 22, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln replies to Fell's letter received last evening, telling him to deny Douglas' charges against Stuart.Jesse Fell Papers, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL; Abraham Lincoln to Jesse W. Fell, [23 July 1838], CW, 1:120.

Monday, July 23, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln answers second letter from Jesse W. Fell. He repeats that Fell can deny charges made by Douglas concerning Stuart's views on national bank. He hopes Stuart will speak in McLean County before election. "If we do our duty we shall succeed in the congressional election, but if we relax an iota, we shall be beaten."Abraham Lincoln to Jesse W. Fell, [23 July 1838], CW, 1:120.

Lincoln writes contract of Daniel Ragsale to build house for David Spear.Photocopy.

Wednesday, July 25, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is one of 14 signers of petition to Gov. Duncan to appoint John Dixon to vacancy on Board of Commissioners of Public Works to succeed J. A. Stephenson, resigned.Original owned by George C. Dixon, Springfield, Ill.