Results 21 entries found

Sunday, March 1, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

"Whig prospects were never so bright as now," writes Lincoln to Stuart. Lincoln fears he may "not be permitted to be a candidate" for legislature, but is jubilant over subscriptions to "The Old Soldier." He lists Van Buren men who have come out for Harrison.Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, 1 March 1840, CW, 1:206-7.

Monday, March 2, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon Circuit Court opens for 14-day term. Lincoln represents Rhoda Hart, executrix in three cases against Penny & Co., Harrison & Co., and McIlvain & Co. All are continued. Kendall v. Hardin & Reagor is continued with summons to defendants. Bond in Tydings & Widney v. Hathaway & Fullenwider is filed, as is affidavit written by Lincoln in Ragsdell & Ashbury v. Spear that plaintiffs are unable to pay costs. Bevans v. James N. Brown et al. is dismissed by agreement at defendant's cost. Lincoln is appointed guardian, and files answer as guardian in Peter Poindexter v. Eliza Underwood et al.Record; Photocopy.

[Third issue of The Old Soldier is published. Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), Issue 3, 2 March 1840.]

Tuesday, March 3, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, attorney for defendant, confesses judgment for $357.43 in Billon v. Porter, and $123.31 in Logan v. Francis. Lincoln writes order of court in petition to sell real estate in Keys & Matheny v. Matheny et al.Photocopy.

Wednesday, March 4, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln gets judgment for Elijah Iles by default for $431.92 in Iles v. White. In Hay v. Lasswell, defendant confesses judgment for $2.50. Stuart & Lincoln are for plaintiff, Nathaniel Hay. They lose appeal case when court awards plaintiff $18.22 in Newton v. Hailey.Record.

Thursday, March 5, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Scammon, and Judd for plaintiff in VanWagenen v. Pearsons get judgment by default for $456.20 and costs. In Carman & Carman v. Glasscock et al., jury awards plaintiff $85 against two defendants. Plaintiff's attorneys, Stuart & Lincoln, take nonsuit as to defendant John Strode; remaining three defendants recover costs.Record.

Friday, March 6, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln win by default Trotter v. Laswell et al., and Neff, Wanton & Co. v. Stockton. Lincoln gets judgment by consent, for $200 in Hay v. Lasswell & Mock. Trotter v. Lasswell and Keedy v. Elkin are continued. In Vaughn v. Ransdell and Spear v. Camp, defendants file pleas and plaintiffs their joinder.Record.

Lincoln writes two pleas in Manning v. Morgan et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, March 7, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Jury is called in Vaughn v. Ransdell. Lincoln wins case when plaintiff is awarded $245.96 and costs. Walker, defendant's attorney, enters motion for new trial. Lincoln, Strong, and Doremus represent defendant in Crowl v. Lindsay. They win case when judgment of lower court is affirmed.Record.

Lincoln writes affidavit of Stuart & Lincoln's client Isaac Cogdal in Webster & Hickox v. Cogdal; he writes replication in Spear v. Camp.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, March 9, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is appointed guardian for infant heirs of Dr. Jacob M. Early, captain of his company in Black Hawk War. Also as guardian, of William, Henry, and John Batterton, Lincoln files guardian's answer in T. M. Suter v. Thomas W. Sparks et al. Lincoln's survey of land (17.72 acres) involved in case of Butler v. Tilford et al. is accepted by court, and as commissioner, Lincoln deeds land to Butler. Judge Treat had appointed Lincoln at November 1839 term of Sangamon Circuit Court.Record; Deed Record, Book P.

Lincoln swears affidavit in Manning v. Morgan et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, March 10, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln as attorney for plaintiff in Carter v. Bennett & Ransdell, moves court for leave to amend declaration. Motion granted, and case continued.Record.

Thursday, March 12, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Motion for new trial made by Walker, attorney for defendant in Vaughn v. Ransdell on March 7, 1840, is denied.Record.

Friday, March 13, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln, attorneys for plaintiff in Spear v. Camp, are given leave to amend declaration. Case is tried before court, and court considers.Record.

Saturday, March 14, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon County Whig convention nominates for legislature. Delegates disregard Springfield Junto and vote as they choose. Lincoln and Baker are both nominated, but Lincoln believes that except for their speaking ability they would have been dropped. Ninian W. Edwards is hurt by not being nominated.Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, 26 March 1840, CW, 1:208.

Lincoln writes bill of exceptions in Manning v. Morgan et al., and gets Judge Treat's signature; he writes declaration in John & Augustus Kerr & Company v. Hill. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Stuart & Lincoln buy $1.25 worth of merchandise from a Springfield merchant. Account (copy), 14 March 1840, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 185, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

[Fourth issue of The Old Soldier is published. Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), Issue 4, 14 March 1840.]

Monday, March 16, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL and Jacksonville, IL?

In Sangamon Circuit Court, on motion of complainant, order issued March 9, 1840 appointing Lincoln guardian for infant heirs of Dr. Jacob M. Early is set aside. Richter v. Holtzman is dismissed by agreement. Lincoln is attorney for plaintiff. In Jacksonville, E. D. Baker opens three-day political debate. Probably Lincoln accompanies Baker.Record; Register, 27 March 1840.

Tuesday, March 17, 1840.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

Josiah Lamborn replies to Baker's address. Lincoln follows Lamborn in speech at Market House. Before he has finished, he is requested to postpone balance of his speech until night. Douglas then takes stand. At court house in evening, Lincoln speaks for two hours. He reads from Treasury report list of defaulters to prove corruption in Van Buren Administration.Register, 27 March 1840.

Wednesday, March 18, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes notices calling for election of mayor and alderman, under Springfield's new charter, and election of town trustees, plus acceptance or rejection of charter. He signs with four other trustees.Notice of an Election, 18 March 1840, CW, 1:207-8.

Friday, March 20, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws up affidavit of defendant, David Spear, in Ragsdell & Ashbury v. Spear. Spear states that Ragsdell is unable to pay costs of suit and that Ashberry has become nonresident of state, and asks that plaintiffs be ruled to give security for costs.IHi—Photocopy.

Saturday, March 21, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Writing Stuart, Lincoln says: "The Locos have no candidates on the track yet, except Dick Taylor for the Senate. Last saturday he made a speech, and May answered him. The way May let the wind out of him, was a perfect wonder. The court room was verry full, and neither you nor I ever saw a crowd in this county so near all on one side." Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, 26 March 1840, CW, 1:208.

Tuesday, March 24, 1840.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

Lincoln writes petition in Barrett v. Warren, signing for Barrett and also for E. D. Baker, Barrett's attorney. He writes order waiving procedure in case, and to include in trial cases of Barrett v. Miller and Barrett v. Rew.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, March 25, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Clerk of Sangamon Circuit Court gives Lincoln execution in Kendall v. Moffett, directed to sheriff of Schuyler County. Execution Docket D.

(See November 30, 1839.)

Thursday, March 26, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Stuart: "In relation to the Kinzie matter, I can say no more than this, that the check was taken from the Bank by you, and on the same day you made a note in our memorandum book, stating you had sent it by mail to Kinzie."Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, 26 March 1840, CW, 1:208.

[At 7:30 P.M. William H. Herndon and Mary J. Maxcy are married.Register, 3 April 1840.]

Friday, March 27, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Register attacks Whig Junto as combination which, by secret and evil means, seeks to perpetuate its power.] Stuart & Lincoln buy $1.62 worth of merchandise from a Springfield merchant.Account (copy), 27 March 1840, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 185, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.