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Saturday, August 1, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Defendant in Spear et al. v. Newton & Newton files his reasons and enters motion to dismiss complainant's supplemental bill. Court overrules, to which opinion defendant excepts, and bill of exceptions is made part of record. Logan, Lincoln, and Stuart are for complainant.Record.

Monday, August 3, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Election day. Five Whigs are elected to lower house of Eleventh General Assembly. Lincoln votes for four Whigs and J. M. Barrett, Democrat. His vote helps elect E. D. Baker to Illinois Senate. Darneille, Brown, Bradford, and Francis are elected with Lincoln to House. Lincoln polls smallest vote of elected candidates. His total is almost 600 more than that of leading Democrat.Election Returns.

Tuesday, August 4, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Declaration written by Lincoln is filed in Circuit Court of Livingston County at Pontiac in Popejoy v. Wilson. Popejoy is seeking $2,000 damages for defamation of character. No other evidence of Lincoln's presence in Pontiac on this date is known, and it is possible declaration was sent from Springfield by mail or messenger.]

Thursday, August 6, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

William F. Elkin gives $10,000 bond as sheriff of Sangamon County. Bond is signed by Elkin, John Williams, Benjamin Talbott, Robert Irwin, John Constant, and Lincoln.Record.

Thursday, August 13, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files complainant's amended bill in Hornsby v. Ragsdale et al., in Sangamon Circuit Court.Record.

[Fourteenth issue of The Old Soldier is published. Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), Issue 14, 13 August 1840.]

Monday, August 17, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

["Ed. Baker, Lincoln, Governor Duncan and myself, are going to spend all our time in the southern counties, discussing the principles of our party . . . and challenge these men to a fair discussion of this administration, organize our friends, circulate documents amongst them and in this way, my word for it, we must succeed."IHi—Eddy MSS, A. P. Field to H. Eddy, 17 August 1840.]

Tuesday, August 18, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL and En route.

Lincoln signs bond of Tilman Hornbuckle to Levi Summers, administrator of Alfred Summers, filed in probate court, then starts on campaign trip. (Writing to Henry Eddy August 17, 1840, A. P. Field states: "Tomorrow Lincoln and myself leave for Belleville."IHi—Eddy MSS, A. P. Field to H. Eddy, 17 August 1840.)

Register comments: "The Junto have determined in secret conclave to revolutionize the southern part of the State, and have appointed A. P. Field and A. Lincoln missionaries to . . . the benighted region."Register, 21 August 1840; Photocopy.

[In Rushville, publicized case of Wright et al. v. Adams is continued by agreement, which Lincoln wrote and evidently mailed. Douglas is now acting for defendant.Photocopy.]

Wednesday, August 19, 1840.+-

En route.

[Lincoln's whereabouts on August 18-22, 1840 has not been ascertained, but it is reasonable to believe that he and Field are meeting Whig leaders in county seats south and southwest of Springfield.]

Saturday, August 22, 1840.+-

Belleville, IL?

[Although no evidence of Lincoln's presence in Belleville on this day has been found, Field's letter of August 17, 1840 indicates that it was his and Lincoln's immediate destination. Distance from Springfield—approximately 100 miles—could have been covered easily in four days.]

Sunday, August 23, 1840.+-

Waterloo, IL.

"The traveling missionaries, Lincoln and Field, reached Waterloo on Sunday."Register, 4 September 1840.

Monday, August 24, 1840.+-

Waterloo, IL.

Notice is posted at court house Monday morning that Lincoln will address people on Tuesday. Register, 4 September 1840.

[Fifteenth issue of The Old Soldier is published. Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), Issue 15, 24 August 1840.]

Tuesday, August 25, 1840.+-

Waterloo, IL.

Large crowd hears Lincoln. Adam Snyder, Democratic presidential elector, replies to Lincoln's two-hour address with one of equal length. Lincoln "seemed like a man traveling over unknown ground," declares "Register."Register, 4 September 1840; Belleville Advocate, 29 August 1840.

Wednesday, August 26, 1840.+-

En route to Mount Vernon, IL?

Exact day of Lincoln's speech in Mount Vernon has not been determined, but it is assumed that today and tomorrow are spent in making 80-mile trip from Waterloo to Mount Vernon.

Friday, August 28, 1840.+-

Mount Vernon, IL?

On or about this date Lincoln and John A. McClernand, Whig and Democratic electoral candidates, debate in Methodist Church. Susannah Johnson, Recollections of the Rev. John Johnson and His Home: An Autobiography (Nashville, TN: Southern Methodist Publishing House, 1869), 259.

Monday, August 31, 1840.+-

Mount Vernon, IL?

[Lincoln does not vote, being out of town, in special election for county surveyor. Political debate between John T. Stuart, S. A. Douglas, and E. D. Baker attracts large crowd in Springfield.Register, 4 September 1840.]