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Friday, November 1, 1844.+-

Evansville, IN.

[Evening Journal of Evansville, Indiana on October 31, 1844 advertised meeting of Clay Whig Club at court house today. Although it is not certain, Lincoln may have been one of speakers. LL, No. 271.]

Saturday, November 2, 1844.+-

Carlin Township, IN.

According to Nat Grigsby, Lincoln's boyhood friend who gave his recollections to Herndon in 1865, Lincoln speaks at "Carlin township about three-quarters of a mile from the home farm," and at Rockport and Gentryville on this stumping tour. This must have been the day, if not Thursday or Friday, for Carlin Township voters.Hertz, Hidden Lincoln, 356.

Monday, November 4, 1844.+-

Gentryville, IN.

In letter to David Turnham just before his election to presidency, Lincoln wrote: "I well remember when you and I last met, after a separation of fourteen years, at the cross-road voting place, in the fall of 1844." Abraham Lincoln to David Turnham, 23 October 1860, CW, 4:130-31.

[Whigs carry Springfield 1,031 to 758 and Sangamon County 1,837 to 1,371. Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 151.]

Menard Circuit Court opens three-day term at Petersburg. Reply to petition in Broadwell v. Broadwell, written by Lincoln, is filed in Supreme Court, Springfield. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lincoln buys 12¢ comb, pair of "Kid Slippers," $1.25, and $4.39 in groceries.Irwin Ledger and Journal.]

Wednesday, November 6, 1844.+-

Gentryville, IN.

[Lincoln gets Lawrence County election returns and probably starts for Springfield today or tomorrow.]

Thursday, November 7, 1844.+-

Gentryville, IN.

[Mason Circuit Court convenes for two-day term at Bath.]

Monday, November 11, 1844.+-

Gentryville, IN.

[Sangamon Circuit Court convenes for three-week term.]

Tuesday, November 12, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Jury awards plaintiff $200 in Vaneaton v. Vaneaton. Logan & Lincoln represent defendant. They winMcConnell v. Mayberry, ejectment suit. Plaintiff is ruled to show cause in Clements v. Cloyd why he should not give security for costs; in Chatterton v. Curran, defendant files plea. Logan & Lincoln represent plaintiff in these two cases. Six cases are continued.Record.

Lincoln buys groceries: 6¾ pounds loaf sugar, $1.25; half-pound gunpowder tea, 75¢. Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Wednesday, November 13, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln file bond for costs in Clements v. Cloyd, trover and conversion suit. Case is argued before jury and jury retires. Brayman appears for defendant.Record.

Thursday, November 14, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws warrant for $17.60 from auditor as compensation for bringing presidential polls from Lawrence County to Springfield. In Sangamon Circuit Court, jury disagrees in Clements v. Cloyd and case is continued. In Lesure and Bliss v. County of Menard, in which Lincoln appears for defendant, plaintiffs enter demurrer to his plea.Warrant Register, Auditor's Office; Record.

Friday, November 15, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lesure and Bliss v. County of Menard is argued before jury by Campbell for plaintiffs and Lincoln for defendant, whereupon plaintiffs take nonsuit and jury is discharged. Logan & Lincoln appear for defendants in People v. Klein and Hosey, and on their motion change of venue is granted to Menard County. Two cases are set for later hearing.Record.

Saturday, November 16, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Beidler v. Woodruff, appeal, is submitted to court and court considers. Defendant in Throckmorton and Everett v. Dockum is ruled to file patents for land in dispute by morning of 18th. Logan & Lincoln appear for appellee in first case and complainant in latter.Record.

Monday, November 18, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Defendants in Shepherd v. Lyon et al. file their plea. Leave is given to open depositions in Thayer v. Farrell and Barrett v. Saunders and Beck. In latter case, complainant files his exceptions to depositions. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff in all three cases.Record.

Lincoln writes petition to sell land for William H. Herndon, administrator of James Bell.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, November 19, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Thayer v. Farrell is continued with consent to take and retake depositions. In Ware v. Ball, defendant is ordered to pay master-in-chancery $561.77 by March 15, 1844 or land described in bill will be sold. Welles represents plaintiff and Robbins, Logan & Lincoln defendant.Record.

Wednesday, November 20, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Shepherd v. Lyons et al. is argued before jury by Logan & Lincoln for plaintiff and Robbins for defendants. Defendant in Chatterton v. Curran withdraws all pleas filed except not guilty, and plaintiff then dismisses suit at his cost. Logan & Lincoln represent plaintiff.Record.

Lincoln writes half of bill for Bennett C. Johnson in Stringer v. Ryder.Photocopy.

Thursday, November 21, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln gets judgment by default in Ide v. Yocum. In three chancery cases in which Logan & Lincoln represent petitioners, reports are examined and approved. On Lincoln's motion, defendants in Fortune v. Garvey et al. are ruled to answer by tomorrow. Record.

Lincoln is charged $1.02 for cloth, ribbon, and whalebone. Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Friday, November 22, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Defendant Saunders in Barrett v. Saunders and Beck files his replication. Complainant's exceptions to depositions taken in this case by defendant are argued by court and court considers. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff and Robbins and Smedes for defendants.Record.

Saturday, November 23, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Antrim Campbell, master-in-chancery, files report in Robert Irwin v. Joshua F. Speed et al. Report is approved in this case, and in Thompson v. Stapleford, and School Commissioners v. Crosby. Logan & Lincoln represent plaintiffs. They obtain leave to amend declaration in People v. Shepherd et al.Record.

Monday, November 25, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

On Lincoln's motion, Antrim Campbell is appointed guardian ad litem in Dormady v. Latham et al. Appeal to Supreme Court is granted plaintiff in Lesure and Bliss v. County of Menard.Record.

In Throckmorton and Everett v. Dockum, ejectment suit, defendant files bill of exceptions. Appeal to Supreme Court is granted defendant, either party to be permitted to file record at ensuing term of Supreme Court.

Tuesday, November 26, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Fortune v. Garvey et al., chancery case in which Logan & Lincoln represent plaintiff, is continued.Record.

Wednesday, November 27, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

William H. Herndon, by order of Circuit Court, is given certificate of good moral character written by Lincoln. Logan & Lincoln win case of Beidler v. Woodruff, in which they appear for appellee. On Lincoln's motion, appeal to Supreme Court is granted plaintiff in Blankenship v. Center.Record; Photocopy.

Thursday, November 28, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Sangamon Circuit Court does not meet.]

Friday, November 29, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Circuit Court, complainant is given leave to amend his bill inHay v. Bryan et al. Court upholds Lincoln's exceptions to depositions taken by defendants. Case is continued. Logan & Lincoln win Dormady v. Latham et al. when defendants default. Logan & Lincoln file plaintiff's declaration in Napier v. Wooldridge in U.S. Circuit Court.Record.

Saturday, November 30, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Whigs caucus to select candidate for House and Senate offices. Lincoln probably attends.IHi—Journal, XXVIII, 249-50.