Results 17 entries found

Monday, October 2, 1843.+-

Urbana, IL.

Champaign Circuit Court convenes for three-day term. In People v. Spurgeon et al., assault, Lincoln enters plea of not guilty and argues case before jury, which finds Eli, Nancy, and Mary Spurgeon not guilty and Joseph and Nathan Spurgeon guilty.Record; Photocopy.

Tuesday, October 3, 1843.+-

Urbana, IL.

Lincoln argues his motion for new trial in People v. Spurgeon et al. Lincoln is attorney for Joseph and Nathan Spurgeon. Court overrules motion as to Joseph, and sustains it as to Nathan. Joseph is fined $20 and costs. Lincoln appears for plaintiff in State Bank of Illinois v. Mitchell et al., and moves court set aside sale of real estate.Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, October 5, 1843.+-

Urbana, IL.

[Piatt Circuit Court convenes at Monticello.]

Friday, October 6, 1843.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

Morgan County Whigs pay election bet to Sangamon and other Whigs at barbecue in Jacksonville. Sangamon gave Hardin twice as great a majority as Morgan in congressional election. They thus won proposal made by Lincoln to Hardin May 11, 1843. Speeches are made by Lincoln, Baker, and Matheny of Sangamon, Hardin and Yates of Morgan, Hay of Pike, and Blackwell of Schuyler.Speech at Whig Barbecue at Jacksonville, Illinois, 6 October 1843, CW, 1:329-30.

"Register" reports: "Yesterday came off the long expected Coon jubilee; and if there ever was a failure, I think that will be conceded to have been one. . . . [Baker] was succeeded in the evening by himself and another valiant man [Lincoln], who once attempted to frighten an Irishman with a broadsword, and who, when he found that impracticable, procured his friends to manage `an amicable adjustment'."Register, 20 October 1843.

A Chicago Democratic paper takes another tack. "Many `reformed drunkards,' Washingtonians, were present, and it being a party affair, all got gloriously drunk together. . . . It was unquestionably the most disgraceful affair that ever happened in our state."Chicago Democrat, in Register, 3 November 1843.

Monday, October 9, 1843.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

[Macon County Circuit Court convenes for one-day term.]

Wednesday, October 11, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receipts on warrant register in auditor's office for $75, salary of A. Kitchell, state's attorney for Fourth Judicial Circuit for quarter ending September 30, 1843. He probably delivers money to Kitchell at Charleston.

Thursday, October 12, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln pays Obed Lewis $1.25 for carriage repairs.Obed Lewis Account Books.

[Moultrie Circuit Court convenes at Sullivan.]

Monday, October 16, 1843.+-

Charleston, IL.

Coles County Circuit Court begins fall term. Bagley v. Vanmeter, slander, is tried before jury by Lincoln and Linder. Jury awards plaintiff $80 damages. By agreement, Lincoln is to have $30 of judgment as fee, Linder $20. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Mrs. Lincoln's hired girl buys pair of shoes for $1 at Robert Irwin's store.Irwin Ledger.

Shelby Circuit Court convenes for three-day term.]

Wednesday, October 18, 1843.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln, for complainant in Taylor v. Wright, Menard County case, writes bill to foreclose mortgage and evidently mails it to Petersburg.Photocopy.

Thursday, October 19, 1843.+-

Charleston, IL.

[Springfield Whigs hold "love feast" in evening over party success in recent elections in Georgia. Simeon Francis to John J. Hardin, 19 October 1843, John J. Hardin Papers, Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL.]

Friday, October 20, 1843.+-

Charleston, IL.

Mrs. Lincoln buys dress material and pair of hose for $2.31.Irwin Ledger.

Saturday, October 21, 1843.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln wins McDonald v. Fithian & Juneau when court dismisses complainant's bill and awards defendant $18.40 and costs. In Cunningham v. Fithian & Juneau, court awards defendant, Lincoln's client, $25.54, each party paying costs, with appeal to Supreme Court granted.Record.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys $3.94 worth of merchandise.Irwin Ledger.]

Monday, October 23, 1843.+-

Taylorville, IL.

Christian Circuit Court meets. Young v. Archer & Kilbourn and Lindsley v. Kilbourn et al. are continued. Chandler v. Williams is tried by court, and plaintiff is awarded $176.19½ and costs. Logan & Lincoln appear for defendant in first two cases and for plaintiff in latter. Rountree and Lincoln appear for plaintiff in Gilbert v. Ralston, which is continued.Record.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys domestic (cloth) and spool of cotton thread for 50¢.Irwin Ledger.]

Tuesday, October 24, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln acknowledge receipt in full of judgment obtained December 10, 1842 in Wilson et al. v. Palmer & Leverick in U.S. Circuit Court.Execution Docket, 196.

[In Petersburg, Lincoln's petition and summons written for plaintiff in Miles v. Webb & Rogers is filed.Photocopy.]

Thursday, October 26, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Logan County Circuit Court convenes at Postville.]

Friday, October 27, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

[In Charleston, assignment of money is made in Bagley v. Vanmeter under court order written by Lincoln.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.]

Monday, October 30, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln's account is debited 13¢ for pair of mitts.Irwin Ledger.