Results 14 entries found

Tuesday, April 2, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln signs for Stuart agreement for change of venue to Sangamon of McNair v. Adams.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, April 4, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes on margin of Sangamon County mortgage record: "We do hereby enter full satisfaction on the within mortgage this 4th April 1839 Stuart & Lincoln attorneys for the administrator of Nicholas Sintz, deceased." St. Clair Chrisman gave mortgage to Nicholas Sintz April 5, 1836, in consideration of $1,200.Deed Book I, 473.

Friday, April 5, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Notice appears in today's "Sangamo Journal" which is probably from Lincoln's pen: "We, a portion of the Sangamon delegation learning that great disatisfaction prevails among you, relative to the New Revenue Law, ask the favor of you, to attend a public discussion . . . on Saturday, April 13. . . . A. Lincoln, A. McCormic[k], A. G. Herndon, J. Calhoun, N. W. Edwards."Notice of a Public Meeting to Discuss the Revenue Law, 5 April 1839, CW, 1:148-49.

Wednesday, April 10, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln records in firm fee book receipt of $208 from Harlan & White to complete payment on note, given to Jacob Forsyth & Co., forwarding merchants of Pittsburgh.Stuart & Lincoln fee book; Letter book of Robert Irwin & Co.

Thursday, April 11, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Leroy L. Hill gives Lincoln and Benjamin Talbott, trustees of A. G. Herndon, trust deed to tract containing 79.48 acres, and to lot in Springfield in consideration of loan of $350 for 12 months at 12 per cent. [Herndon acknowledges full satisfaction on June 6, 1839.]Record.

Friday, April 12, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files writ of attachment in Sangamon Circuit Court against William H. Wernwag, in behalf of William H. Marsh. Marsh claims Wernwag is indebted to him $216 for labor and materials on Sangamon River bridge of which Wernwag is contractor.Sangamo Journal, 29 April 1839.

Saturday, April 13, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes affidavit and praecipe of Benjamin H. Lockwood, and files in Lockwood v. Wernwag. Lockwood declares William H. Wernwag owes him $104.38 for labor and materials for bridge over Sangamon River, north of Springfield, for which Wernwag is contractor.IHi—Original.

Lincoln probably attends revenue law meeting. Lincoln signs petition to Gov. Carlin, with 106 others, for appointment of Joseph Duncan as state agent to sell bonds for Illinois and Michigan Canal.Petition to Governor Thomas Carlin for Appointment of Joseph Duncan to Negotiate Sale of Illinois and Michigan Canal Bonds, [13 April 1839], CW, 1:149.

Tuesday, April 16, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files writ of attachment in Sangamon Circuit Court against William H. Wernwag in behalf of Moses Hoffman. Hoffman claims Wernwag owes him $128.65 for labor on the Sangamon River bridge. Sangamo Journal, 29 April 1839.

Wednesday, April 17, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Sangamon County Circuit Court, Lincoln files a bill for injunction in the case of Ball et al. v. Lockridge et al. Lincoln and John T. Stuart represent plaintiffs Japhet A. Ball, Smith Ball, John S. Ball, and David Black. The plaintiffs are suing Elijah H. Lockridge, Joseph Lockridge, and William A. Lockridge for an injunction to prevent them from executing two judgments against the plaintiffs. In the bill for injunction, Lincoln argues that the Lockridges do not hold the title to a sawmill and a lot that the Balls and Black purchased from them. The plaintiffs seek to stop payments to the defendants until or unless the defendants can prove that they hold a legal title to the property. Stephen A. Douglass, Stephen T. Logan, and John D. Urquhart represent the Lockridges. Bill for Injunction, filed 17 April 1839, Ball et al. v. Lockridge et al., Tokyo Lincoln Center, Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan.

Saturday, April 20, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Lincoln probably leaves Springfield for Carthage to attend opening of spring term of Hancock Circuit Court on Monday. He is attorney for defendant, William Fraim, in People v. Fraim.]

Sunday, April 21, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Lincoln is probably en route to Carthage all day in order to cover 115 miles from Springfield in time to attend opening of Hancock Circuit Court.]

Tuesday, April 23, 1839.+-

Carthage, IL.

Lincoln and T. Lyle Dickey defend Wm. Fraim for murder of Wm. Neathhammer February 17, 1838. Fraim, aged 20, employed on steamer Hero, stabbed fellow laborer in drunken brawl at Frederick. Case has come to Hancock County on change of venue. Jury brings in verdict of guilty. Lincoln files motion for arrest of judgment.Record.

Thursday, April 25, 1839.+-

Carthage, IL.

Lincoln's motion for arrest of judgment in People v. Fraim is argued, but Judge Ralston overrules it and sentences William Fraim to be hanged May 18, 1839.Record.

[Sentence is carried out.]

Saturday, April 27, 1839.+-

En route to Springfield, IL.

Lincoln meets Dr. Felix Regnier, New Salem physician, on road between Rushville and Beardstown. They talk of John Rowan Herndon of Adams County, formerly of New Salem. Dr. Regnier later misquotes conversation, and on June 11, 1839 Lincoln writes Herndon what he said to Regnier.Abraham Lincoln to John Rowan Herndon, 11 June 1839, CW, 1:150-51.

[See June 11, 1839.]