Results 22 entries found

Monday, June 1, 1840.+-

Taylorville, IL

Dane County (Christian) Circuit Court holds oneday session. Defendants default in Baker v. Addington et al., and James C. Conkling is appointed guardian ad litem. Court examines complainant's exhibits and appoints Levi W. Goodan commissioner to convey land described in complainant's bill. Lincoln filed bill April 2, 1840. Commissioner's report is approved June 2, 1842. Record.

Stuart & Lincoln buy $1.75 worth of merchandise from a Springfield merchant. Account (copy), 1 June 1840, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 185, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Tuesday, June 2, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Delegations from all over state begin arriving for Young Men's Whig convention. "The spectator who looked on and saw the long lines of wagons, canoes, etc., filled with men and the hundreds on horseback, might well have supposed that the whole sucker state had broken loose." IHi—Trans., 1914, 160.

Wednesday, June 3, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Convention organizes at Pavilion at 8 A.M. At 10 grand procession begins. First come soldiers of Revolution, War of 1812, then delegations from Missouri, Indiana, and Iowa, followed by delegations from 59 counties. Cook County takes lead with band and miniature brig 30 feet long.IHi—Trans., 1914, 160.

Thursday, June 4, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

After excitement of previous day—barbecue and afternoon and evening of continuous speaking—today's business meeting is tame, enlivened only by noisy departures of delegations.IHi—Trans., 1914, 160.

"Humbug," says Democratic "Register," pointing out that Whigs convened on birthday of George III.Register, 5 June 1840.

Friday, June 5, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files in County Commissioner's Court Thomas Suddeth's affidavit re road.Photocopy.

He writes declaration in Wagoner v. Porter, signing "Stuart & Lincoln."Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, June 6, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln replaces William Brown as attorney for defendant in error in Supreme Court case of Thomas v. Broadwell et al., appeal from Morgan County, and renews Brown's motion to have case stricken from docket. Court grants motion.Record.

Monday, June 8, 1840.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Menard Circuit Court opens two-day term. In Sears et al. v. Siemers et al., land title petition, Lincoln for complainant moves that David H. Rutledge (brother of Ann Rutledge) be appointed guardian ad litem for Melvina and Levi Summers. In Northern v. May, appeal, Lincoln, defendant's attorney, wins jury verdict.Record.

Tuesday, June 9, 1840.+-

Petersburg, IL.

In Sears et al. v. Siemers et al., judge orders land transferred in accordance with complainants' bill, complainants to pay costs. This case, commenced November 11, 1839, had been continued on Lincoln's motion to this term. Lincoln writes court decree and answer of David H. Rutledge, guardian.Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, June 10, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

On motion of Giles Spring, attorney for plaintiff in error in Scammon v. Cline, defendant is ruled to join in error. Lincoln appears for defendant in error, considered Lincoln's first appearance in Supreme Court; apparently, however, he was attorney in Thomas v. Broadwell et al. June 6, 1840.Record.

Thursday, June 11, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court Stuart & Lincoln, attorneys for plaintiffs, file declaration in Atwood et al. v. Links. Plaintiffs, Pennsylvania firm, are suing to collect on note for $1,269.25. After hearing evidence, Judges McLean and Pope award plaintiff $1,643.76 damages. Record.

Stuart & Lincoln withdraw $20 cash from their account with a Springfield merchant. Account (copy), 11 June 1840, Irwin & Corneau, 185, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Friday, June 12, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Summer term of U.S. District and Circuit courts end.Sangamo Journal, 19 June 1840.]

Lincoln writes power of attorney to S. T. Logan for signature of Garrett Elkin and John Constant, re Peter v. Elkin & Constant. Filed July 14, 1840.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, June 13, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Lincoln is busy as member of Whig state central committee preparing address to people to silence clamour against Harrison on abolition and slavery. This address is published in The Old Soldier and as pamphlet. ISLA—Anson G. Henry to J. C. Howell, 13 June 1840, Photocopy; Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), Issue 11, 29 June 1840.]

Monday, June 15, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Tenth issue of The Old Soldier is published. Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), Issue 10, 15 June 1840.]

Tuesday, June 16, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Jonathan G. Randall of Rushville of loss suffered by Randall's son Richard in Springfield. "The rascally Whigs, through a mistake, took his trunk containing all his clothes off to Chicago, and his heart is almost broken. Make him up some new ones just as you know he needs and make his heart glad."Abraham Lincoln to Jonathan G. Randall, 16 June 1840, CW, 1:210.

Wednesday, June 17, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws agreement between Reuben Radford and James F. Reed regarding division of $1000 involved in lawsuit of Roberts for use of McConnel, Ormsbee & Co. v. Radford. Lincoln receives $50 attorney fees from John Hogan, former commissioner of Board of Public Works.Photocopy.

Thursday, June 18, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln makes his first argument in Supreme Court when he appears for defendant in Scammon v. Cline. Lincoln argues that appeal from justice of peace should have been taken to circuit court of Jo Daviess County instead of Boone County, as held by latter court. He loses case when Supreme Court on February 24, 1841 reverses decision of Boone Circuit Court.Record; 3 Ill. 456.

Friday, June 19, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs assignment of errors in James & Leonard v. Hughill.File.

Monday, June 22, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws draft for $35.93 on Simeon B. Williams of St. Louis, payable in ten days "at the counting room of H. N. Davis & Co., at St. Louis." He endorses it to Robert Irwin & Co., Springfield.Copy Book, Robert Irwin & Co., owned by Springfield Marine Bank.

Wednesday, June 24, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Stuart, in name of Stuart & Lincoln, asks clerk of Sangamon Circuit Court to issue summons in Thomas Simpson v. Samuel L. Hesser, suit to collect debt of $200 and damages of $150.Photocopy.

Saturday, June 27, 1840.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

"We had a very able address delivered us by General [W. L. D.] Ewing; he was followed by Lincoln, but Mr. Lincoln had but a thin audience." Register, 10 July 1840.

Monday, June 29, 1840+-

Springfield, IL.

[Eleventh issue of The Old Soldier is published. Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), Issue 11, 29 June 1840.]

Tuesday, June 30, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln buy $15.93 worth of merchandise from a Springfield merchant and they deposit $35.93 cash into their account with the merchant. Account (copy), 30 June 1840, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 185, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.