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Monday, August 2, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is 13th voter at poll number one in Springfield precinct. He votes for Stuart for Congress, Samuel Wykoff for county commissioner, Isaac S. Britton for school commissioner, and against formation of new county of Allen out of Macoupin, Morgan, and Sangamon.Election Returns.

Tuesday, August 3, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Sangamon Circuit Court, May v. VanBergen is dismissed, each party paying half of costs. Logan v. Whitney is dismissed by agreement at defendant's cost. Jury awards plaintiff $222.50 and damages in Hay v. Bryan in which defendant defaulted July 28, 1841. Logan & Lincoln represent plaintiff in all three suits.Record.

Wednesday, August 4, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Circuit Court devotes most of day to Francis & Sanford v. January & Dunlap. Jury is called and case tried by Strong for plaintiff and Logan & Lincoln for defendant. Jury retires and next morning brings in verdict of $2,556.72 for plaintiff. Lincoln writes answer of Philip S. Kreigh filed in Hay v. Bryan.Photocopy; Record.

Thursday, August 5, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has 18 cases alone and with Logan in Circuit Court. Nine are continued and six dismissed. In McComas v. Baker, Lincoln confesses indebtedness of his friend Edward D. Baker for $158.65. Short & Short v. Blankenship & Miller is won when defendant defaults. Defendant withdraws his demurrer in Wilkinson v. Taylor, Breese & Co., assumpsit suit in which Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff.Record.

Lincoln writes part of W. F. Elkin's report in Wright v. Hewett and Baker. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, August 6, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Sangamon Circuit Court, continuance of Burns et al. v. Ford et al. is set aside, and report of commissioner appointed at previous term is approved. Lincoln is for complainant and Shields for defendants. On Lincoln's motion, defendants in Wagoner v. Porter et al. are ruled to file their answer on 30 days and case is continued.Record.

Lincoln writes court order in Burns et al. v. Ford et al., and drafts part of jury instructions in Mallory v. Elkin.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, August 7, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Argument for new trial of Francis & Sanford v. January & Dunlap, decided August 4, 1841, is heard in Circuit Court. Court orders Philip S. Kreigh who owes Nicholas Bryan $40.47 to pay this to Nathaniel Hay and to credit Bryan with this amount on $222.50 judgment awarded in Hay v. Bryan August 3, 1841. Lincoln writes court decree.Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, August 9, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

This is last day of summer term of Circuit Court. New trial is granted in Francis & Sanford v. January & Dunlap. By agreement, Wilkinson v. Taylor, Breese & Co. is tried by court. Plaintiff, Lincoln's client, is awarded $297.56. By consent of Stuart and Lincoln for plaintiff and Douglas and Campbell for defendant, McNair v. Adams is changed to Cass County Circuit Court.Record.

Tuesday, August 10, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln makes affidavit to circuit clerk that Alexander Fulton and Hannah Fulton, two defendants in Barret v. Fulton et al., reside out of state. He makes similar affidavit in regard to Thomas H. Gentry in divorce suit of Gentry v. Gentry.Photocopy.

Lincoln buys 75¢ worth of merchandise from a Springfield merchant.Account (copy), 10 August 1841, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Wednesday, August 11, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws up part of nomination and report of appraisers in Oliver v. Taylor. At spring term of Sangamon Circuit Court he got judgment for plaintiff for $108.90. Town lot involved, block from public square, is valued at $25 front foot. He draws up similar papers in Woods, Stacker & Co. v. Taylor.Photocopy.

Thursday, August 12, 1841.+-

En route to Louisville, KY?

[On what date Lincoln starts on his trip to visit Joshua F. Speed at Louisville has not been determined. His business in summer term of Sangamon Circuit Court is complete and he probably sets out at once.]

Wednesday, August 18, 1841.+-

Louisville, KY?

[If Lincoln left Springfield August 11, 1841, he probably arrives in Louisville today.]

Monday, August 23, 1841.+-

[Springfield, IL].

Someone purchases $0.56 worth of merchandise from a Springfield store and charges it to Abraham Lincoln's account. Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 23 August 1841, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Wednesday, August 25, 1841.+-

Louisville, KY.

In letter to Speed January 3, 1842, Lincoln says: "After you and I had once been at her residence, [Speed's fiancée] did you not go and take me all the way to Lexington and back, for no other purpose but to get to see her again?"Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, [3? January 1842], CW, 1:265-66.

Monday, August 30, 1841.+-

Louisville, KY.

[At Tremont, Stephen T. Logan files petition in Tharpe v. Hinman & Hinman, and files mortgage deed on which client, Tharpe, seeks to foreclose.Photocopy.]