Results 17 entries found

Thursday, September 1, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, withdraws $24.75 cash from Lincoln's account at a Springfield store/bank. Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 1 September 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 282, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Friday, September 2, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamo Journal publishes Lincoln's anonymous essay as "Letter From the Lost Townships."

Saturday, September 3, 1842.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Lincoln and Rev. Francis A. McNeill are speakers at memorial service for Bowling Green, conducted by Springfield Masonic Lodge No. 4. July 18, 1842 committee of five—John Bennett, Martin S. Morris, John Uhler, Edward Jones, and John Zwisler—was appointed to make arrangements "for the day of procession."Sangamo Journal, 20 August 1842, William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

Wednesday, September 7, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes bill in chancery asking that land purchase contract be made null and void in Pickrell & Cantrall v. Smith et al., Sangamon Circuit Court.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, September 8, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Third and fourth of series of letters signed Rebecca, written in backwoods dialect, and poking fun at James Shields and Democrat policies are dated today, and appear in Sangamo Journal; September 9, 1842.]

Friday, September 9, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes list of all candidates for the legislature from time he first ran, to his last candidacy, with votes cast. This statement Lincoln has certified by Noah Matheny, clerk of County Commissioners' Court.Tabulation of Votes in Sangamon County for State Representatives 1832-1836, [9 September 1842], CW, 1:297-99.

Saturday, September 10, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln, complainant's solicitors in Pickrell & Cantrall v. Smith et al., file notice and ask clerk to issue summons to Nov. term of Sangamon Circuit Court. Several defendants live out of state.Sangamo Journal, 16 September 1842.

Thursday, September 15, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys $26.56 worth of merchandise from a Springfield merchant.Account (copy), 15 September 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 282, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

[Tazewell County Circuit Court convenes for fall term lasting seven days. Docket does not show that Lincoln has any cases on first day.]

Friday, September 16, 1842.+-

Tremont, IL.

Logan & Lincoln win by default James Bell & Co. v. Hall, in which they obtain judgment for $149.65. Defendant in Justice & Justice v. Garth moves continuance. Court overrules motion and leave is granted plaintiff to amend title of suit in praecipe and writ. Lincoln writes defendant's plea in Frink, Walker & Co. v. Hall, in which he is associated with William L. May, whose name he signs.Record; Photocopy.

Saturday, September 17, 1842.+-

Tremont, IL.

Logan & Lincoln get judgment for $277.35 in Justice & Justice v. Garth.Record.

Lincoln receives note from James Shields who has come to Tremont to get satisfaction re "Rebecca" letters. Lincoln replies that Shields' note is too general. Shields' second note asks if Lincoln is author of article in "Journal" of September 2, 1842, headed "The Lost Townships" and signed "Becca."Abraham Lincoln to James Shields, 17 September 1842, CW, 1:299-300.

Monday, September 19, 1842.+-

Tremont, IL and Springfield, IL.

Lincoln refuses to accept Shields's reply to his note until Shields withdraws his first note. Gen. Whiteside, Shields's second, and Dr. E. H. Merryman, Lincoln's second, fail to arrive at amicable settlement and duel is proposed. Lincoln, Whiteside, and Merryman return to Springfield. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 14 October 1842.

Tuesday, September 20, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL and Jacksonville, IL.

Lincoln draws up instructions for Merryman in case his opponent should wish to have matter settled. In case no settlement is made, he selects as weapons cavalry broadswords of largest size, and outlines other duel preliminaries. Fearing arrest, Lincoln leaves for Jacksonville early to await his second and friends.Memorandum of Duel Instructions to Elias H. Merryman, [19 September 1842], CW, 1:300-2.

Wednesday, September 21, 1842.+-

Jacksonville, IL and En route to Alton, IL.

Merryman, Butler, and Bledsoe join Lincoln around midnight Tuesday. Broadswords are procured and party sets out for Alton. Sangamo Journal, 14 October 1842.

Thursday, September 22, 1842.+-

Alton, IL.

Arriving in Alton at 11 A.M., Lincoln and friends cross Mississippi to duelling ground. Shields and party follow. Without Shields' knowledge, "his friends withdraw his first note to Lincoln, whose friends then read Lincoln's apology, and the duel is called off."Sangamo Journal, 14 October 1842; Beveridge, Abraham Lincoln, 1:352; Missouri Republican, 3 October 1842; Register, 4 November 1842.

Friday, September 23, 1842.+-

En route to Springfield, IL.

[Woodford Circuit Court is in session today and tomorrow].

Monday, September 26, 1842.+-

En route to Springfield, IL.

[McLean Circuit Court convenes at Bloomington for four-day term.]

Wednesday, September 28, 1842.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Harkness et al. v. Davis is called. Defendant's demurrer is argued and sustained. Lincoln is given leave by court to file amended bill, and case continued.Record.