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Monday, August 1, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln votes for Joseph Duncan for governor, S. T. Logan, J. N. Brown, W. Hickman, and W. Caldwell for representatives, W. F. Elkin for sheriff, and Jechoniah Langston for coroner.Election Returns.

Tuesday, August 2, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, deposits $15 cash into Lincoln's account at a Springfield store/bank. Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 2 August 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 282, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Thursday, August 4, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws up affidavit and praecipe and requests clerk of Sangamon Circuit Court to issue summons in Norris v. Bunn. Norris charges that Bunn has accused him of forging note in New Jersey which Bunn paid. Lincoln represents plaintiff in court March 21, 1843, and case is dismissed by agreement.Record.

Saturday, August 6, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln file the petition for bankruptcy of William L. Wilmans of Grayville, Illinois, in the U.S. District Court. Judge Pope sets In re Wilmans for an October 1, 1842, preliminary hearing.Record.

Lincoln files declaration and enters himself security for costs in Justice & Justice v. Garth, trespass case in Tazewell County.Photocopy.

Friday, August 12, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

According to "Register," Lincoln learns that Joseph Duncan, Whig, has been defeated for governor. "The tears fairly came into Lincoln's eyes when the news arrived." Reporter adds: "We understand that Maj. [E. D.] Baker is anxious to sell his claims to a seat in the U.S. Senate, for a place in the U.S. House of Representatives. Lincoln won't trade with him."Register, 26 August 1842.

Monday, August 15, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes "Friend Walker" enclosing court order "allowing your assignee to sell your property on a credit . . . take their bonds and security . . . and in the final settlement . . . set off their dividends against those bonds."Abraham Lincoln to [Isaac P.?] Walker, 15 August 1842, CW, 1:291.****

Lincoln for complainant and S. Strong for defendants sign agreement allowing complainant's withdrawal of notes and mortgages sued on in Ware v. Hobbs & Jones.Photocopy; Christian County File.

Friday, August 19, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

[First "Rebecca letter" appears in Sangamo Journal, provoking Whig laughter at expense of James Shields, auditor.]

Tuesday, August 23, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, John Williams, Robert Irwin, and Benjamin Talbott sign William F. Elkin's bond for $10,000. as sheriff of Sangamon County.Record.

Thursday, August 25, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes, swears, and files affidavit and petition for writ of attachment, signed by his client William Dormady, in Dormody v. Cavanaugh.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, August 27, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes (or completes) 2,500-word essay in series of pseudonymous attacks on James Shields in "Sangamo Journal," signs himself "Rebecca —," and delivers it to newspaper.The "Rebecca" Letter, 27 August 1842, CW, 1:291-97.

Monday, August 29, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and other members of the "Clay Club" Executive Committee write to Henry Clay, of Kentucky, and invite the prominent statesman to "visit . . . the prairie-land." The members remind Clay that he has "never visited Illinois, or at least this portion of it; and should you now yield to our request, we promise you such a reception as shall be worthy of the man on whom are now turned the fondest hopes of a great and suffering nation." Clay, September 6, 1842, declines with thanks.Abraham Lincoln to Henry Clay, 29 August 1842, CW, 1:297.

Lincoln writes bill of injunction, which his client Peter Van Bergen signs and swears before Judge Treat, in VanBergen v. Witmer et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.