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Saturday, June 1, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

Counsel in Wren v. Wren argue motion for new trial, which court denies, victory for Lincoln, petitioner's attorney.Record.

[Lincoln does not vote in election of constable in Springfield. John M. Cabiness, Whig, is elected.]

Monday, June 3, 1844.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Menard Circuit Court opens three-day term. Defendant defaults inTibbs v. Miller; court orders him to pay $114.65 debt and damages. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff and Harris for defendant.Record.

Court adjourns and Calhoun and Baker debate. Lincoln speaks on tariff in evening at Menard County Whig convention.Sangamo Journal, 13 June 1844.

Tuesday, June 4, 1844.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Miller v. Miller divorce suit is continued. In People on complaint of Jane Davidson v. Bennett, jury decides defendant is father of illegitimate child. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff in first and defendant in latter case. Lincoln loses Ritter and Ritter v. Waggoner when court awards plaintiff $1,453.49.Waggoner v. Lukins is opened by Baker, Matheny and Lincoln for complainant.Record.

After court, E. D. Baker addresses Whig meeting at Clary's Grove, five miles southwest of Petersburg, to which Lincoln probably accompanies him.Sangamo Journal, 13 June 1844.

Wednesday, June 5, 1844.+-

Petersburg, IL and Springfield, IL

Logan and Lincoln appear for complainant in Taylor v. Wright. Court decrees that complainant recover $722.48 on foreclosure of mortgage and sale of property. Judgment of lower court is reversed in Hornbuckel v. Bone. Harris appears for appellant and Lincoln for appellee.Record.

Lincoln arrives home in time to pay $10 "on account" at Robert Irwin's store.Irwin Ledger.

Thursday, June 6, 1844.+-

Petersburg, IL and Springfield, IL.

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

Friday, June 7, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Defendant defaults in Barrett v. Kilbourne in U.S. Circuit Court. Court orders 440 acres of land in Christian County sold to pay debt of $500 and damages and costs of $140.58. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff. They get judgments for $5,242.10 and $1,051.28 in two cases of Fassett et al. v. Blackwell. Lincoln signs firm name to judgment docket attesting full payment of judgment won November 22, 1843 in Alexander Brother v. Frink, Walker & Co., $612.50 damages and $22.12 costs.Record.

Monday, June 10, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court, Sturtevant v. City of Alton, case involving power of corporation, is tried during June term which began June 3, 1844. William L. Lincoln, Alton attorney, represents plaintiff and Logan, Lincoln, and Bailey defendant. Lincoln and associates lose case when Judge John M. McLean, "in a learned and perspicuous and pointed opinion," finds for plaintiff and orders Alton to pay amounts due on bonds with interest.3 McLean 393; Springfield Times, in Peoria Democratic Press, 19 June 1844.

Lincoln pays $2.56 cash on his account at Obed Lewis' carriage shop.Obed Lewis Account Books.

Wednesday, June 12, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Public meeting is held, with David J. Baker as chairman. Lincoln explains that object is to discuss fairly connection of Whig party with recent Philadelphia riots. His four resolutions are adopted. E. D. Baker makes address.Sangamo Journal, 20 June 1844; Speech and Resolutions Concerning Philadelphia Riots, 12 June 1844, CW, 1:337-38.

Logan & Lincoln win Moore v. Nelson and Ashworth in U.S. Circuit Court when jury awards plaintiff 160 acres.Record.

Monday, June 17, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has buggy trimmed by Obed Lewis carriage shop, costing $10 for material and labor. He may have used buggy for journey to Peoria Whig rally. Illinois River is in flood, suggesting that Mary Lincoln recommended another form of transportation than river steamer.Obed Lewis Account Books; Spirit of the Times, 22 April 1848, Mill Boy (St. Louis), 22 June 1844; William Sewall, Diary of William Sewall, 1797-1846 (Lincoln, IL: Gordon & Fledman, 1930), 267.

[Wren v. Wren comes up for hearing in Circuit Court at Peoria on bill, answer, replication, and verdict of jury. Court grants divorce and continues application of defendant for alimony.Record.]

Tuesday, June 18, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

[Sangamon, Scott, Brown, Schuyler, and Mason County delegations to Whig Convention leave Beardstown on steamer Lebanon for all night ride to Peoria.Alton Telegraph, 29 June 1844.]

Wednesday, June 19, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

Great Whig meeting is held in Peoria—5,000 to 8,000 estimated attendance. Archibald Williams of Quincy is chosen president. Speeches are made by Lincoln, Baker, Morrison, Anderson, Kilpatrick, Sweet, Bond, and Dr. McDowell and Uriel Wright of St. Louis. Lincoln is chairman of committee on resolutions. Resolutions Adopted by the Whig Convention at Peoria, Illinois, 19 June 1844, CW, 1:338-40; Sangamo Journal, 27 June 1844; Quincy Whig, 26 June 1844.

Thursday, June 20, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

[Steamer Lebanon leaves Peoria on night of 19th and arrives at Beardstown following morning. Sangamon delegation probably returns on it.Quincy Whig, 26 June 1844.]

Tuesday, June 25, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys haberdashery: stock $1.25; two-and-a-half yards tweed cloth for Biddle, tailor, and $1.75 for coat trimming. He also buys $8 worth of merchandise.Irwin Ledger.