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Wednesday, March 1, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Whigs meet in Hall of Representatives. William H. Davidson, senator from White County, is elected chairman. Lincoln states object of meeting and offers resolutions favoring tariff, national bank, distribution of public lands proceeds, and district conventions. Addresses are given by Lincoln, Henderson, Browning, and Baker.Resolutions at a Whig Meeting, 1 March 1843, CW, 1:307-8.

Thursday, March 2, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln makes move toward Congress by suggesting to Richard S. Thomas that he become one of two Cass County delegates to Whig district convention. He concludes letter with news of Whig meeting held Wednesday evening.Abraham Lincoln to Richard S. Thomas, 2 March 1843, CW, 1:309.

In Supreme Court, on Lincoln's motion, plaintiffs are ruled to file abstracts by tomorrow in Pentecost & Pickering v. Maghee et al.Record.

Friday, March 3, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Supreme Court orders reargument of England v. Clark.Record.

Saturday, March 4, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Logan, and Bledsoe, committee appointed March 1, 1843, issue address to people. Resolutions are elaborated; Whig success they say will come only if all vote unitedly.Campaign Circular from Whig Committee, 4 March 1843, CW, 1:309-18.

Supreme Court takes under advisement Dorman et ux. v. Lane and Frisby et al. v. Ballance et al. (On January 2, 1844, judgment is reversed in latter case.Record; 7 Ill. 141.)

Monday, March 6, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Springfield Whigs, including Lincoln, meet and agree to hold district convention at Tremont.Abraham Lincoln to John Bennett, 7 March 1843, CW, 1:318-19.

Tuesday, March 7, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

In letter to John Bennett, Lincoln urges that Menard County Whigs adopt convention plan for nominating candidates and meet and appoint delegates to district convention to be held at Tremont April 5, 1843. Abraham Lincoln to John Bennett, 7 March 1843, CW, 1:318-19.

Thursday, March 9, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes declaration in Mallory v. Maxey et al., signing "Logan and Lincoln."Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, March 16, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes affidavit of Stacey B. Opdycke in Opdycke v. Hammett & Hammett, Tazewell Circuit Court case, and mails to Tremont, where it is filed March 21, 1843.Photocopy.

[State central committee postpones district convention until first Monday in May. They do this, they say, because John J. Hardin, now in Kentucky, understood this was the time, and also to secure party harmony.Sangamo Journal, 16 March 1843.]

Friday, March 17, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Register reports: "Our ears are stunned here, just now, by the din of the Whigs, concerning Lincoln and Baker, as to which shall go to Congress from this district. . . .

"The Junto are organized here—they have their secret agents ready to visit the several counties. . . . They will choke down the throats of the Whigs of Tazewell, Morgan, Scott, . . . whatever candidate they please. . . .

"Next Monday . . . the Whigs of Sangamon are to make choice between Lincoln and Baker. Whichever candidate is defeated, is to withdraw. . . . This is done in order to give Sangamon the candidate. . . . Lincoln, Baker, and Logan, have all to be satisfied in turn, before any other county can get even a slice. Poor Stuart! he is tetotally forgotten."

Saturday, March 18, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws up bill of complaint and affidavit for injunction for Samuel Renshaw against Hezekiah Thatcher and James Barth.Photocopy.

Monday, March 20, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

The Sangamon County Whigs meet to choose a nominee for a congressional seat. Lincoln makes a bid for the nomination, but he loses out to fellow attorney and Illinois State Senator Edward D. Baker. Later, in a letter to his friend, Joshua Speed, of Louisville, Kentucky, Lincoln writes, "[I]n spite of my attempt to decline it, [the party] appointed me one of the delegates; so that in getting Baker the nomination, I shall be 'fixed' a good deal like a fellow who is made groomsman to the man what has cut him out, and is marrying his own dear 'gal.'" Illinois Register (Springfield), 24 March 1843, 2:4; Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 24 March 1843, CW, 1:319.

Tuesday, March 21, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon Circuit Court opens for term of ten days. Logan & Lincoln have three cases continued and two dismissed. Defendant enters his appearance in Hill v. Warner. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff and Strong for defendant.Record.

Wednesday, March 22, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln have 17 cases called. Three are continued, three dismissed, and two set for hearing tomorrow. They obtain judgment in five cases and file pleas in two others. In Mallory v. Maxey et al., plaintiff, their client, is ruled to show cause why he should not give security for costs. Wm. H. Herndon v. J. C. Crowder is dismissed at defendant's cost. Lincoln appears for Herndon, his future law partner.Record.

Lincoln writes, signs, and files, for defendant, plea in Urquhart v. Gray.Photocopy.

Thursday, March 23, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Judgment for $1,056.39 is awarded plaintiff in Speed v. Boice. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff and Baker and Bledsoe for defendant. On Lincoln's motion, plaintiff is ruled to file declaration by Monday morning in Davis v. Hanson.Record.

Lincoln writes bond for costs in Mallory v. Maxey et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, March 24, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln win two divorce suits, and Brown v. Broadwell in which they appear for defendant. Frink, Walker & Co. v. DeCamp is argued before jury; plaintiff takes nonsuit. Hill v. Thatcher et al. is dismissed; Miller v. A. Freeman & Co. is argued and jury retires. They obtain leave to amend plea in Urquhart v. Gray. They represent plaintiffs in last three cases, defendants in others.Record.

Lincoln writes to Speed on business and politics.Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 24 March 1843, CW, 1:319.

Saturday, March 25, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln win Miller v. A. Freeman & Co. when jury returns verdict for defendant. Robbins, attorney for plaintiff, enters motion for new trial and files reasons.Record.

Sunday, March 26, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln replies to letter received yesterday from Martin S. Morris, friend of New Salem days. He explains reason Baker was endorsed for Congress by Sangamon County Whigs. News that Menard County may instruct its district convention delegates for Lincoln is very pleasing and he urges it be done.Abraham Lincoln to Martin S. Morris, 26 March 1843, CW, 1:319-21.

Monday, March 27, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Sangamon Circuit Court 14 chancery cases and one trespass case are continued on motion of Logan & Lincoln and four cases are dismissed. They win Klein v. Carrigan in which they appear for plaintiff and Baker and Bledsoe for defendant.Record.

Tuesday, March 28, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

On motion of Logan & Lincoln, attorneys for plaintiff, Dormody v. Cavanaugh, assumpsit suit, is dismissed at cost of their client.Record.

Wednesday, March 29, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Jackson v. Applegate, chancery case, is continued. Plaintiff files his replication in Urquhart v. Gray, assumpsit suit. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff and defendant, respectively.Record.

Thursday, March 30, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Barret v. Fulton et al., suit involving ownership of lots in Springfield, is won by plaintiff, Logan & Lincoln's client. They lose Urquhart v. Gray when jury awards plaintiff $50. Three cases are continued.Record.

Lincoln writes court decree in Barret v. Fulton et al. He writes and files affidavit in Trailor v. Hill, which Hill swears, and writes bill of divorce in Rudder v. Rudder for petitioner.Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, March 31, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Williams v. Reeves, only case called for Logan & Lincoln, is continued.Record.