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Saturday, July 2, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln "signs" confidential circular addressed to Henry Enoch Dummer and others in Cass and Scott senatorial district, urging them to run Whig for state Senate. Some trouble has arisen under new apportionment bill and they do not wish to fail in getting Whig into office if possible.Circular to Henry E. Dummer and Others, 2 July 1842, CW, 1:287-88.

Lincoln writes memorandum in Carpenter v. Wash et al., and signs for his client, Milton H. Wash.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, July 4, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Writing to Speed, Lincoln thanks him for his advice about his love affair with Mary Todd , which has been troubling him since January 1, 1841. "I believe," he writes, "God made me one of the instruments of bringing your Fanny and you together, which union, I have no doubt He had fore-ordained. Whatever he designs, he will do for me yet."Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 4 July 1842, CW, 1:288-90.

Tuesday, July 5, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robert and Jane E. Allen convey to Lincoln 200 acres in Christian County, on which Edinburg now stands, in trust to secure payment on note of $900 made in Springfield January 1, 1842 by Robert Allen to James Bell & Co. Note bearing 12 per cent interest belongs to and is held for use and benefit of Joshua F. Speed.Christian County Deed Book, I, 336.

Wednesday, July 6, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs reply to assignment of error in Mason v. Park (SC).Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, July 7, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

In People ex rel. Duncan v. Thorn (SC), Lincoln files answer to rule made July 16, 1841, to return fee bills and executions for cost mentioned in plaintiff's affidavit, and case is submitted.Record.

Friday, July 8, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

In People ex rel. Duncan v. Thorn, court orders attachment for one fee bill. John Milligan, administrator of William Coine, is to be discharged on payment of costs. In the bankruptcy cases In re Craw and In re Wilmans Logan & Lincoln file petitions for Henry A. Craw and Charles J. Wilmans, both of Carmi, Illinois, in the U.S. District Court.Record.

Saturday, July 9, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Representing Edmund G. Johns, Lincoln appears before James F. Owings, clerk of the U.S. District Court, and swears that he has given more than 40 days notice of the final hearing in the bankruptcy case In re Johns. Record.

Lincoln withdraws $115 cash from his account with a Springfield merchant. Account (copy), 9 July 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 282, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Monday, July 11, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Frederick A. Thomas and sends his license as attorney. He explains that court clerk requires $1 fee, which he has promised will be paid within month. "I therefore wish you to send me the money. It will take two dollars of State Bank or Shawneetown."Abraham Lincoln to Frederick A. Thomas, 11 July 1842, CW, 1:290.

Tuesday, July 12, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

B. S. Edwards appears for plaintiff and Lincoln for defendant in Mason v. Park (SC), appeal from Richland County. Plaintiff is ruled to file abstracts by tomorrow and case submitted without argument.Record.

Logan & Lincoln give notice they will take deposition of William Porter on July 22, 1842, in office of Justice of Peace Thomas Moffett.Photocopy.

Lincoln writes and files, for complainant, notice to take deposition in Wagoner v. Porter et al. He writes and signs bond for security in Blaine, Tompkins, & Barrett v. J. D. Allen & Co.Photocopy.

Wednesday, July 13, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Grable v. Margrave is argued before Supreme Court by Shields and Conkling for plaintiff and Lincoln for defendant. Lincoln appears for appellant in Cushman v. Dement. No counsel appearing for appellee, case is continued. Mason v. Park is argued by Edwards for plaintiff and Lincoln for defendant. Record.

Lincoln does paper work in Circuit Court cases, writing and filing affidavit and praecipe in Dormody v. Cavanaugh, Sangamon County. He writes application for injunction for Macon County case, Crissey v. Brooks, filed October 12, 1842.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Photocopy.

Evening Whig meeting organizes "Clay Club," aim of which, says opposition "Register," is "to drive the independent Whigs in this county into the support of the humbug nominees. Messengers are to be sent into all the precincts to whip the Farmers into their ranks. Logan, Lincoln, and Baker denounced the cry of no party . . . as hypocritical."Register, 13 July 1842, 15 July 1842.

Thursday, July 14, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Samuel D. Marshall of Shawneetown that Supreme Court has affirmed judgment of lower court in Grable v. Margrave. He will take, for his fee, five dollars in good money and two years subscription to Marshall's paper, "Illinois Republican." Logan & Lincoln represent James McBride in the bankruptcy case In re McBride before the U.S. District Court.Record; Abraham Lincoln to Samuel D. Marshall, 14 July 1842, CW, 1:290-91.

Friday, July 15, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files praecipe in Hay v. Bryan et al., in Sangamon Circuit Court, trespass case in which plaintiff asks $600 damages.Privately owned.

He writes declaration, for plaintiff in Johnson v. Grubb & Dormody, promissory note case.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, July 20, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws up affidavit of Nathaniel Hay, who is suing Bryan to collect on promissory note for $161, but cannot find original note.Photocopy.

Lincoln attends Whig evening meeting at state house to organize Clay Club. Speeches are made by Lincoln, Logan, Baker, and A. Williams. N. W. Edwards, presiding, appoints Lincoln to executive committee.Sangamo Journal, 22 July 1842.

Friday, July 22, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is present at taking of deposition of William Porter in office of Thomas Moffett. Logan & Lincoln are solicitors for defendant in Wagoner v. Porter et al., where deposition is to be used as evidence.Record.

Lincoln fills out summons form in Miller v. Freeman & Freeman. Thomas Moffett signs.Photocopy.

Lincoln buys $7.37 worth of merchandise from a Springfield merchant.Account (copy), 22 July 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 282, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Monday, July 25, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon Circuit Court opens six-day term. Logan & Lincoln have one case dismissed and two continued. Court grants Lincoln's petition for partition of lands in Merriman et al. v. Merriman et al. On April 2, 1842 Lincoln got judgment for $1,221.87 against John Lockridge. Today in Foster v. Lockridge & Bridges defendant is made party to judgment against Lockridge.Record.

In Merriman et al. v. Merriman et al. he writes court order and makes copy attested by James H. Matheny, clerk.Photocopy.

Tuesday, July 26, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Trustees of Illinois College v. King is continued. Plaintiff's motion to dismiss writ of certiorari in Shoup v. Clark is overruled. Logan & Lincoln represent defendant in these two cases and plaintiff in Simpson v. McNeil in which they obtain judgment by default for $392.02. Lincoln files plea in Richardson v. Rickard. Two other cases are continued.Record.

Wednesday, July 27, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Richardson v. Rickard is tried by jury, which finds property belongs to defendant, Lincoln's client. Commissioners appointed July 25, 1842 in Merriman et al. v. Merriman et al. report land cannot be equitably divided; court orders it sold. In Constant et al. v. Merryman et al., Lincoln writes report of commissioners. Logan & Lincoln win attachment suit, Greely, Keith & Ray v. King. Two cases are continued. Carpenter v. Wash et al. is filed.Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, July 28, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln have ten cases in court. Five are continued, and in one they get judgment for $171.28.Record.

Lincoln writes bill of complaint filed in Nathaniel Hay v. Nicholas Bryan. Logan & Lincoln are for defendant.Photocopy.

Friday, July 29, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Dormody v. Bradford, slander suit wherein defendant is accused of calling plaintiff "damned rogue," is tried. Logan & Lincoln fail to convince Judge Treat of slander. They win Yates v. Payne when they get judgment for $442.40. They agree that Wagoner v. Porter et al. be tried and decided in vacation. One case is continued, three dismissed.Record.

Saturday, July 30, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln win two important cases, Hallowell, Walton & Co. v. Payne, and Rankin for use of Logan v. Thomas & Prickett. In first, they get judgment for $500, in latter $1,248.66. Two cases are dismissed.Record.