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Monday, October 4, 1841.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[Livingston County Circuit Court convenes for two-day term at Pontiac.]

Thursday, October 7, 1841.+-

Clinton, IL.

DeWitt Court opens two-day term. Lincoln calls up suit of his own against Spencer Turner, whom he successfully defended on murder charge, for fee of $200. Turner defaults and Lincoln gets judgment on Turner's note for $200 and damages. William Turner is to show cause at next term why he should not be made party to judgment.Record.

Friday, October 8, 1841.+-

Clinton, IL.

In Peter v. Martin et al., Lincoln, for complainant, writes answer of Charles Emerson, guardian, and writes decree of court appointing John J. McGraw commissioner. In Maxwell v. Harrold, jury fails to reach verdict, and case is continued.Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, October 11, 1841.+-

Clinton, IL.

[Champaign Circuit Court opens two-day term at Urbana.]

Tuesday, October 12, 1841.+-

Urbana, IL.

In the Champaign County Circuit Court case of Brownfield et al. v. Brownfield et al., Lincoln completes a form directing the county sheriff to notify the defendants to appear in court "on the second Monday in...May next." Lincoln represents the plaintiffs, including Mary Brownfield, the widow of James Brownfield, who died without a will. The family is in court to settle the estate. Summons, 12 October 1841, Brownfield et al. v. Brownfield et al.; Commissioner's Report, 17 February 1842, Brownfield et al. v. Brownfield et al., both in Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.

Wednesday, October 13, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files in Supreme Court appellant's bond for $729 in Field v. Averill & Lowell.Photocopy.

Friday, October 15, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

["Sangamo Journal" comments on editorial in "Fulton Telegraph" in which Lincoln is proposed as Whig candidate for governor. "TheFulton Telegraph pays just compliment to Mr. Lincoln." His "talents and services endear him to the Whig party but we do not believe he desires the nomination."Sangamo Journal, 15 October 1841.]

Monday, October 18, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Macon Circuit Court meets for one-day session at Decatur.]

Wednesday, October 20, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Whig state central committee composed of Lincoln, A. G. Henry, J. F. Sped, E. D. Baker, and W. L. May issues call for state convention to be held in Springfield December 20, 1841 to nominate candidates for governor and lieut. governor. Convention is called off December 13, 1841, because Whigs are unanimously for Joseph Duncan.Call for Whig State Convention, 20 October 1841, CW, 1:261-62; Missouri Republican, 13 December 1841.

Monday, October 25, 1841.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln purchases from his father and mother 40-acre tract in Coles County for $200. Thomas Lincoln purchased this tract December 31, 1840, from his stepson John D. Johnston for $50. Thomas Lincoln and wife are to have use of land during their lifetime.Indenture: Thomas and Sarah Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln, 25 October 1841, CW, 1:262-63.

Tuesday, October 26, 1841.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln binds himself to convey tract of land he purchased to John D. Johnston or his heirs, on death of Thomas and Sarah Lincoln. Indenture: Thomas and Sarah Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln, 25 October 1841, CW, 1:262-63; Bond, 25 October 1841, CW, 1:263.

[No fall term of Coles Circuit Court is held. Shelby Circuit Court opened yesterday for three-day term.]

Saturday, October 30, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, purchases $2 worth of merchandise from a Springfield store and charges it to Abraham Lincoln's account.Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 30 October 1841, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.