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Friday, March 1, 1844.+-

Sugar Creek Meeting House, Sangamon County, IL.

Whig rally is held at early candle lighting. In his speech on tariff, Lincoln attempts to convince farmers that high tariff makes cheaper goods. Speeches are made by Dr. A. G. Henry, Edward D. Baker, and Dr. F. A. McNeil.Register, 15 March 1844; Speech at Sugar Creek, Illinois, 1 March 1844, CW, 1:334.

Saturday, March 2, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Flag is raised over Whig cabin. At night a great assemblage of Whigs at cabin celebrates recent Whig victory in Maryland. Dr. McNeil, Lincoln, and E. D. Baker speak. Whig choir sings patriotic songs. Sangamo Journal, 7 March 1844.

Monday, March 4, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln signs "Logan & Lincoln for plff." on receipt for $131.63, execution of judgment in Walker v. Lockridge, to Sheriff William F. Elkin.Photocopy.

Wednesday, March 6, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and sends to Beardstown declaration, affidavit, praecipe, and bond in Thayer v. Farrell, signing Logan & Lincoln.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln deposits $9.25, his half of law fee.Irwin Ledger.

Thursday, March 7, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files, for plaintiff, bill in Johnson v. Wickersham.Photocopy.

Friday, March 8, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and mails to Petersburg bill for divorce in Miller v. Miller.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln pays $1.55 for repairs to his buggy shaft.Obed Lewis Account Books.

Saturday, March 9, 1844.+-

Rochester, IL?

"There will be a Whig meeting on next Saturday night, 9th. at Rochester. It is expected that Lincoln and other speakers will be there."Sangamo Journal, 7 March 1844.

Lincoln's bank account is charged 25ยข for pair of woolen mittens.Irwin Ledger.

Monday, March 11, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL

Lincoln writes narratio in Hill v. Rague, Sangamon County Circuit Court case. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, March 12, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL

Lincoln signs receipt for $127.28, payment of debt and interest on execution in Smedley v. Canfield and Vredenburgh. Photocopy.

Wednesday, March 13, 1844.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

Lincoln arrives in Jacksonville in evening.Register, 22 March 1844.

En route or by mail he files petition for partition in Opdycke et al. v. Godfrey, for petitioner, at Taylorville.Photocopy.

Thursday, March 14, 1844.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

In Circuit Court, trial of Eliza S. Cabot v. Francis Regnier, slander suit on change of venue from Menard County, begins. Lincoln writes and files exceptions to defendant's deposition, and demurrer to amended plea.Record; Photocopy.

Friday, March 15, 1844.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

Cabot v. Regnier is tried before jury, which finds for plaintiff and fixes damages at $1600.Record.

Saturday, March 16, 1844.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

Lincoln and Baker debate with Calhoun and Cavarly during last evenings of this week.Simeon Francis to J. J. Hardin, 17 March 1844, John J. Hardin Papers, Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL.

Monday, March 18, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan and Lincoln have two cases called on opening day of Sangamon Circuit Court. W. H. Herndon serves on grand jury. Series of political debates between Lincoln and Calhoun, extending into next week, begins in evening. Lincoln makes strong defense of cheapness of articles protected by tariff.Record; Register, 22 March 1844.

Tuesday, March 19, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln have nine cases in court. Ball v. Field is tried before jury; Webb v. Jacobs they win by default. In Irwin v. Wilbourn, justice of peace is ruled to send up papers. Three cases are continued and one dismissed. By agreement, Beidler v. Woodruff is set for hearing Thursday. They win Thayer & Co. v. Canfield, assumpsit suit. They appear for plaintiff in all except last two cases.Record.

Wednesday, March 20, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln represent complainant, Erastus Wright, school commissioner, and obtain judgments totaling $4,597.54 in ten cases. They win Simpson v. Stockton, assumpsit, when defendant confesses indebtedness. Lincoln writes and files defendant's plea and demurrer in Lesure and Bliss v. County of Menard. Eight other cases are called, two continued, and two dismissed. For plaintiff, Lincoln writes bill of complaint and declaration in Dresser v. Grant.Record; Photocopy.

Thursday, March 21, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Seventeen cases are called for Logan & Lincoln. In two, tried by court, court considers. They win two jury cases, Ball v. Field and Dresser v. Grant. In Beidler v. Woodruff, jury is dismissed and case continued. Reports are approved in two chancery cases and guardians appointed in three others. They win two cases by default, have two dismissed, and defendant ruled to answer on Friday in three others.Record.

Lincoln fills out printed mortgage deed in transaction between John M. and William Bridges and Seth M. Tinsley, which John and William Bridges sign.Photocopy.

Friday, March 22, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Klein v. Irwin et al., petition for partition of land, is granted by court. Jackson v. Applegate is dismissed. Logan & Lincoln appear for complainant in these cases and for plaintiffs in Vaughn, Sandford & Co. v. Wetherbee et al., injunction suit. They appear for defendants in Lockridge v. School Commissioners and win case.Record.

Logan & Lincoln receipt on judgment docket of Sangamon Circuit Court that judgment for $476.26, obtained November 22, 1841 in Blankenship & Co. v. Rockwell & Co., has been satisfied in full. Lincoln writes replication, for plaintiff, in Hay v. Bryan. He writes separate answers of Benjamin M. Kizer, Morris Bird, and Moses Ellsworth, and files inGroves v. Garvey.Photocopy.

Saturday, March 23, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Court orders complainant's exceptions sustained in Vaughn, Sandford & Co. v. Wetherbee et al. Logan & Lincoln win appeal case, chancery, and assumpsit suit. They enter demurrer and defendants are given leave to amend plea in Latham v. West and Lamb. They appear for plaintiff in Jayne v. Reed, in which defendant files plea.Record.

Monday, March 25, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and Calhoun continue debate. A good crowd attends each meeting and "Journal" gives Calhoun "due praise for making the most of a bad cause. The efforts of Mr. Lincoln were distinguished for ability, and in all candor we must say, that we did not discover a single position raised by Mr. Calhoun that he did not entirely demolish." Sangamo Journal, 28 March 1844; Debates with John Calhoun and Alfred W. Cavarly in Springfield, Illinois, 20-25 March 1844, CW, 1:334-35.

Tuesday, March 26, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff in five cases. They lose Irwin v. Wilbourn when court affirms decision of lower court. Their petition for partition of land is granted in Carpenter v. Trotter et al. Defendant in Harrison and Sinnard v. Alexander renders full satisfaction of judgment against him. Defendants file their answer in Hay v. Bryan et al.; Schemerhorn and March v. Taylor is dismissed.Record.

Wednesday, March 27, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has busy day in Circuit Court. In evening he listens to speech of John Calhoun which "Register" characterizes as "luminous, convincing, and unanswerable." Lincoln answers Calhoun either this evening or tomorrow evening.Register, 29 March 1844.

Thursday, March 28, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files plea in Lesure and Bliss v. County of Menard. Jury is called in People v. Joseph Klein and Louisa Hosey. Jury fails to agree and is discharged. Logan & Lincoln appear for defendants in this case and in Taylor v. Taylor et al., assumpsit suit. Blankenship v. Center is heard by court. They appear for plaintiff in this case and in People v. Sheppard et al., which is continued on their motion.Record.

Friday, March 29, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Three cases of Logan & Lincoln are continued and two dismissed. They file complainants' replication in Campbell and Dabney v. Spear and Spear. Commissioners' report in Carpenter v. Trotter et al. is approved. They represent complainant.Record.

Lincoln writes answer of John T. Stuart, guardian, in petition of Edmund Taylor to sell real estate of Washington Ray. He writes petition filed in Edmund Taylor v. Elizabeth Ray, signing "Logan & Lincoln for Petitioner."Photocopy.

Saturday, March 30, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln have 13 cases called. Three they argue before court and win, five are continued, one dismissed, and in three others they enter motions that defendant be ruled to plead. Court orders parties in Carpenter v. Trotter et al. to pay costs in proportion to their respective interest. Logan & Lincoln represent complainant.Record.