Results 18 entries found

Tuesday, October 1, 1839.+-

Tremont, IL.

Lincoln writes and files affidavit of Alexander H. Kellogg, defendant, in Ware v. Kellogg. He writes, signs, and files defendants' pleas and answer in Kimball Dow v. Riley Averill & Alfred Lowell.Photocopy.

Friday, October 4, 1839.+-

Tremont, IL.

Report written by Lincoln in Kellogg v. Crain is approved by court.Photocopy.

Monday, October 7, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

First Whig state convention assembles. Lincoln is not delegate, but is nevertheless one of its leaders. Day is devoted to selection of committees and working up enthusiasm for William Henry Harrison as party choice in coming presidential election. Sangamo Journal, 11 October 1839; Illinois State Register, (Springfield) 12 October 1839; Niles Register, 7 November 1839.

Tuesday, October 8, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Whig convention continues until late afternoon. Lincoln is chosen presidential elector with Cyrus Walker, B. S. Morris, Samuel D. Marshall, and E. B. Webb. He is appointed to state central committee with Dr. A. G. Henry, R. F. Barrett, E. D. Baker, and Joshua F. Speed.Niles Register, 7 November 1839.

"These men . . . ," comments the Democratic paper, "were appointed exclusively with reference to their supposed stumping abilities."Register, 12 October 1839.

Wednesday, October 9, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Gov. Thomas Carlin calls special session of legislature to convene in Springfield December 9, 1839 to devise remedy for state's financial condition.]

Thursday, October 10, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes, and evidently mails to Clinton, praecipe and declaration in Scott v. Troxel. He is for plaintiff, Daniel Scott.Photocopy.

[Charles R. Matheny, president of board of trustees of Springfield, of which Lincoln is member, dies. Matheny served as recorder of Sangamon County 1821-1827, and clerk of County Commissioners' Court from 1821 until his death.]

Monday, October 14, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln attends meeting of town board. Trustees resolve: "That in the death of C. R. Matheny . . . the town lost an estimable and useful public citizen."Clerk's Minutes.

[McLean Circuit Court opens second week of two-week session at Bloomington.]

Friday, October 18, 1839.+-

Decatur, IL.

Lincoln wins Adkin v. Meisenhelder when case is settled by agreement with Adkin paying costs. He writes sheriff's endorsement on back of summons in Samuel Nesbitt & James Nesbitt v. John G. Speer.Record; Photocopy.

Saturday, October 19, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln asks clerk to issue summons in his first case in U.S. Circuit Court—Hooper, Martin, & Smith v. Haines & Son.Record.

He writes and signs for Stuart & Lincoln praecipe in Elijah Iles v. Lorence White, Sangamon Circuit Court.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sunday, October 20, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln annotates commissioner's report in Edward Crow & Co. v. Garrett, and writes and signs chancery bill to foreclose.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, October 21, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Livingston Circuit Court meets in one-day session at Pontiac.Record.]

Tuesday, October 22, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs declaration, praecipe, and bond for costs in Joseph W. Hornsby v. Daniel Ragsdale.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

He writes and files his own affidavit as plaintiffs' attorney in Jacob Forsyth & Co. v. May & Truett.Photocopy.

Wednesday, October 23, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes note, which Joshua Speed signs, certifying that $126 is remitted by mail to "Messrs Thos. Bohannan & Co of Louisville Ky." Note Concerning Remittance to Thomas Bohannon, 23 October 1839, CW, 1:153.

Thursday, October 24, 1839.+-

Clinton, IL.

DeWitt Circuit Court meets for first time. Judge Treat presides, David B. Campbell is prosecuting attorney, and Kersey H. Fell clerk. Lincoln's case Scott v. Troxel is before court, in which he fills out printed summons form. Court adjourns at close of day.Record.

Monday, October 28, 1839.+-

Decatur, IL.

Macon Circuit Court convenes for four-day term. Adkin v. Meisenhelder, slander, on which Lincoln negotiated agreement October 18, 1839, is formally dismissed. Lincoln writes and files pleas in Nesbitt & Nesbitt v. Shultz. He is for plaintiffs.Record; Photocopy.

Tuesday, October 29, 1839.+-

Decatur, IL.

Plaintiff in Adkin v. Meisenhelder, slander, changes mind and gives notice that case will be appealed. Samuel G. Nesbitt & James L. Nesbitt v. Nicholas Shultz, assumpsit with $500 damages claimed, is tried before jury, which retires.Record.

[In Springfield, Stuart receives $180 on judgment won August 6, 1839 for A. & G. Kerr & Co.ISLA—Files.]

Wednesday, October 30, 1839.+-

Decatur, IL.

Lincoln wins Nesbitt & Nesbitt v. Shultz when jury finds defendant owes plaintiffs $219 and costs.Record.

Thursday, October 31, 1839.+-

Decatur, IL.

Lincoln is appointed by Judge Thomas to defend David Adkins, indicted for larceny. Jury finds defendant not guilty. Lincoln is appointed guardian ad litem for infant defendants in Warnick v. Warnick et al., and also in Shepherd & Manly v. Shepherd et al.Record.