Results 12 entries found

Monday, October 5, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln withdraw $5 cash. Irwin Ledger.

Monday, October 12, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Livingston Circuit Court convenes at Pontiac.]

Stuart & Lincoln withdraw $5.00 cash from their account with a Springfield merchant. Account (copy), 12 October 1840, Irwin & Corneau, 185, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

[Eighteenth issue of The Old Soldier is published.Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), Issue 18, 12 October 1840.]

Thursday, October 15, 1840.+-

[DeWitt County Circuit Court convenes at Clinton.]

Friday, October 16, 1840.+-

Clinton, IL?

The judge continues Ex parte Fruit and Walker, a petition to sell real estate case in which Lincoln is guardian ad litem of the infant heirs of John McGee. Record.

Monday, October 19, 1840.+-

[Macon Circuit Court opens three-day term at Decatur.]

Tuesday, October 20, 1840.+-

Albion, IL?

[Lincoln and Isaac P. Walker, Democrat, debate in "mid-autumn" in Albion, Illinois. On morning of debate, Lincoln borrows copy of Byron's poems from log school house.Gibson W. Harris, "My Recollections of Abraham Lincoln," Farm & Fireside, 1 December 1904.]

Wednesday, October 21, 1840.+-

[Lincoln spends night at home of William Virden in southeast corner of Wayne County, some five miles west of Albion. This visit is probably made day after his address at Albion. Virden and Lincoln reminisce on their experiences as veterans, the former in the War of 1812, the latter in the Black Hawk War. Elizabeth Virden Fancher, "Sketch of a Pioneer Woman," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, 8 (October 1915): 518.]

Friday, October 23, 1840.+-

["The "Register" publishes a letter from one of our southern counties in which it is stated that John A. McClernand is using up A. Lincoln in his addresses to the people. This is too simple a lie to tell here. Even the Locos are ashamed of it. Abraham Lincoln used up by John A. McClernand, Bah!"Sangamo Journal, 23 October 1840.]

Monday, October 26, 1840.+-

[Christian County Circuit Court convenes for three-day term.]

Thursday, October 29, 1840.+-

[Logan Circuit Court is scheduled to open at Postville. Records, dockets and files of this court were destroyed by fire in 1857. Consequently little information is available on Lincoln's practice in Logan County prior to this date.]

Friday, October 30, 1840.+-

Lawrenceville, IL.

It appears from Lincoln's letter of October 31, 1840 that he is in Lawrenceville on this day.Abraham Lincoln to William G. Anderson, 31 October 1840, CW, 1:211.

Saturday, October 31, 1840.+-

Lawrenceville, IL.

Lincoln writes to local resident William G. Anderson, who seeks Lincoln's clarification regarding an apparent disagreement between the two men. Anderson explained, "I think you were the aggressor. Your words imported insult." Lincoln denies that he was the "aggressor." He writes, "I entertain no unkind feeling to you, and none of any sort upon the subject, except a sincere regret that I permitted myself to get into such an altercation." William G. Anderson to Abraham Lincoln, 30 October 1840, Tennessee Historical Society Collection, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN; Abraham Lincoln to William G. Anderson, 31 October 1840, CW, 1:211.