Results 16 entries found

Wednesday, May 1, 1844.+-

Urbana, IL.

[Henry Clay is nominated by acclamation for President by Whig national convention, Baltimore.]

Thursday, May 2, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln, representing plaintiff in Barrett v. Kilbourne, file with clerk of U.S. Circuit Court mortgage on 440 acres of land in Christian County to secure payment of $500. They ask for summons to defendant returnable at June term of court.Record.

[Piatt Circuit Court convenes at Monticello.]

Friday, May 3, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Rev. Charles Dresser gives Lincoln deed to residence. Lincoln and S. T. Logan file deed conveying "the east half of the west half of lot six in block fourteen" in Springfield to Dresser.Record.

Lincoln writes and mails to clerk of Christian Circuit Court petition for divorce in Andrew J. Wilson v. Susan M. Wilson.Photocopy.

Monday, May 6, 1844.+-

Tremont, IL.

Seventh congressional district Whigs convene and nominate E. D. Baker for Congress. Delegates from Sangamon are N. W. Edwards, William Harvey, Eddin Lewis, Z. A. Enos, J. M. Maxcy, J. H. Matheny, N. A. Garland, and B. A. Watson. Newspaper reports do not mention whether Lincoln is present.Sangamo Journal, 23 May 1844.

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

Thursday, May 9, 1844.+-

Tremont, IL.

[Moultrie Circuit Court convenes at Sullivan.]

Monday, May 13, 1844.+-

Tremont, IL.

[Shelby Circuit Court convenes for four-day term at Shelbyville.]

Monday, May 20, 1844.+-

Tremont, IL.

[Coles County Circuit Court convenes.]

Tuesday, May 21, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Hardin to send documents to Thomas Campbell of Spring Creek. "Rob't W. Canfield, says he would like to have a document or two from you. The Locos here are in considerable trouble about Van Buren's letter on Texas." Van Buren's opposition to annexation displeased Springfield Democrats.Abraham Lincoln to John J. Hardin, 21 May 1844, CW, 1:336.

Lincoln buys two fire screens at 50¢ each.Irwin Ledger.

Wednesday, May 22, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon County citizens interested in annexation of Texas meet in evening at state house to consider letters of Clay, Van Buren, and Benton on subject. Lincoln makes first speech, agreeing with these men that annexation on Tyler's plan is inexpedient. W. L. D. Ewing introduces resolutions favorable to President's plan.Sangamo Journal, 6 June 1844.

Friday, May 24, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Texas meeting, adjourned Wednesday evening, is held at state house. Lincoln's name does not appear in proceedings, but his ideas as set forth on Wednesday evening prevail.Sangamo Journal, 6 June 1844; Missouri Republican, 30 May 1844; IHi—Original call for convention, signed by 115 local Democrats.

Saturday, May 25, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Baker speaks at afternoon meeting, which Lincoln probably attends.Missouri Republican, 30 May 1844.

Monday, May 27, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

Lincoln is one of attorneys in Aquilla Wren v. Clarissa Wren in Peoria Circuit Court. Divorce was granted March 16, 1844, and defendant entered motion for new trial. Lincoln was not connected with case until today. He draws up reasons and affidavits in support of motion.Record.

[Christian Circuit Court convenes for two-day term.]

Tuesday, May 28, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

It appears from affidavits field in Wren v. Wren that Lincoln is in Peoria until May 31, 1844.Record.

Wednesday, May 29, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

Lincoln writes two affidavits of testimony in Backinstos v. Samuels. He acts for defendant in "Jackass Suit," replevin concerning mule.Photocopy.

Thursday, May 30, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

Lincoln receives note for $150 from Clarissa Wren as fee in Wren v. Wren. He receipts on back of note for $20 received.ISLA—Ernest E. East to H. E. Pratt, 8 August 1939.

[Logan Circuit Court convenes.]

Friday, May 31, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

Lincoln draws up and files agreement of attorneys in Wren v. Wren that in case new trial is granted, case "shall stand over until Monday the 17th day of June next, when both parties or either of them may appear, for the purpose of presenting the question of alimony."Record.