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Tuesday, July 2, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Mrs. Lincoln buys merchandise, $2.40.Irwin Ledger.

Wednesday, July 3, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Logan, for Logan & Lincoln, files bill in Hill v. McCondy et al. in Sangamon Circuit Court.Photocopy.]

Mrs. Lincoln buys 30 yards calico, in two pieces, for $2.40.Irwin Ledger.

Friday, July 5, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files original bill in Sangamon Circuit Court in Gilman et al. v. Hamilton et al., case involving trust for Illinois College. This case is not completed until Supreme Court gives its decision in February 1855. Lincoln appears for Hamilton et al. in both courts.Record.

Sunday, July 7, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to John W. Vance of Danville concerning collection of judgment Lincoln won for him in Vance v. Kilgore December 1, 1843.Abraham Lincoln to John W. Vance, 7 July 1844, CW, 1:340.

Thursday, July 11, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Meeting is held at Springfield Clay Club room to make arrangements to go to Vandalia convention.Sangamo Journal, 11 July 1844.]

Monday, July 15, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL and Hillsboro, IL.

Led by band, delegation to mass convention of Whigs at Vandalia sets out on Hillsboro road. They are escorted into Hillsboro in evening by band. Evening is given over to rally at court house.Sangamo Journal, 25 July 1844.

Tuesday, July 16, 1844.+-

Hillsboro, IL and Vandalia, IL.

Delegation moves on to Vandalia, arriving in afternoon. One who saw them en route remarked: "Old Sangamon, also, sent on a noble corps of choice spirits who, accompanied by an unsurpassable glee club, called forth thundering cheers as they passed." Evening is one of joy, mirth and song—and 26 salutes of cannon.Sangamo Journal, 25 July 1844, 8 August 1844.

Wednesday, July 17, 1844.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Marion delegation arrives with banner, one side of which reads: "U.S. Bank Bill—J. J. Hardin, Cashier—Abraham Lincoln, President." At meeting at 2 P.M. on town square, Lincoln is appointed one of committee of five to select officers and report resolutions for Friday's convention. Anthony Thornton is chosen president and resolutions read, then speeches from Lincoln, Linder, Bledsoe, and others are heard.Sangamo Journal, 25 July 1844, 8 August 1844.

Thursday, July 18, 1844.+-

Vandalia, IL.

At morning meeting resolutions of thanks to Simeon Francis, temporary chairman, and to Thornton for good work he is to do tomorrow, are passed. They resolve to put "shoulders to the wheel." Crowd increases and it is estimated 5,000 men and 1,000 women will be on hand tomorrow.Sangamo Journal, 25 July 1844, 8 August 1844.

Friday, July 19, 1844.+-

Vandalia, IL.

In the morning, Lincoln is in Vandalia, where supporters of Whig presidential candidate Henry Clay gather for a "Mass Convention." A newspaper reports that approximately 6,000 people attend, including "1000 ladies." The report adds, "A procession was formed at 11 o'clock, and marched to the Grove out the West end of the town, where they partook of a plentiful Barbecue." After lunch, the attendees return to town and listen to Lincoln and several others deliver "strong arguments in support of whig doctrines; and with thrilling eloquence."Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 25 July 1844, 2:2, 8 August 1844, 3:2-4.

Saturday, July 20, 1844.+-

Vandalia, IL and Hillsboro, IL.

Short speeches mark departure of Sangamon, Shelby, and Macoupin delegations. When Shelby group takes road to east, they are given standard showing downfall of Polk and triumph of Clay. They reciprocate by giving "Clay and Frelinghuysen" banner to Sangamon Whigs. Lincoln addresses evening crowd at Hillsboro court house.Sangamo Journal, 25 July 1844, 8 August 1844.

Sunday, July 21, 1844.+-

Hillsboro, IL and Springfield, IL.

On arrival of delegation in evening, they are met by band and escorted through principal streets to "Clay Cabin," where "animating speeches" are delivered by Lincoln and Bledsoe.Sangamo Journal, 25 July 1844, 8 August 1844.

Monday, July 22, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln are busy on opening day of summer term of Sangamon Circuit Court. In Vaneaton v. Vaneaton, Lincoln's motion to dismiss suit is allowed. They win judgment in Wright v. Strawbridge, lose Blankenship and Trailor v. Hough when court dismisses appeal. Latham v. West and Lamb is revived, two cases are dismissed, and seven continued.Record.

Tuesday, July 23, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Vaneaton v. Vaneaton, dismissed yesterday, is by agreement put on docket. Logan & Lincoln file declaration, notice, and affidavit of service in ejectment case, Throckmorton and Everett v. Dockum. On their motion, in four cases, defendants are ruled to answer tomorrow. In eight other cases they get judgments, four cases are continued, and two dismissed.Record.

Wednesday, July 24, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

In four cases defendant defaults and judgments totaling $2548.77 are awarded Logan & Lincoln's clients. They lose trespass case when jury finds for defendant in Grubb v. Ide. Welles, attorney for complainant in Ware v. Ball, files his replication to answer of Robbins, Logan, and Lincoln, attorneys for defendant. Record.

Lincoln writes, in Hill v. McCondy et al., answer of James H. Matheny, guardian of Margaret McCondy, which Matheny signs. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, July 25, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Leave is granted Logan & Lincoln to amend bill in Dillon v. Lake, chancery case. Defendant defaults in Thompson v. Stapelford; complainant's bill is taken as confessed for $463.73. Logan & Lincoln appear for complainant and Welles for defendant. Sackett v. Miller and Miller is continued.Record.

Friday, July 26, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Plaintiff files declaration, notice, and affidavit of service in McConnell v. Mayberry, ejectment suit. On motion of Logan & Lincoln, defendant is ruled to plead in 20 days. Defendants default in Keedy v. Thayer et al.; court orders judgment for $500 debt and $188.16 damages to Logan & Lincoln's client.Record.

Saturday, July 27, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Defendant does not answer summons in Hill v. McCondy; court orders property described in complainant's bill sold if debt is not paid in 30 days. Stuart and Lincoln represent complainant.Record.

Monday, July 29, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

On last day of term, Logan & Lincoln get judgments for their clients in four chancery cases; fifth case is continued. Record.

Lincoln writes answer of James H. Matheny, guardian ad litem in Charles Broadwell v. Mary Francis et al.Photocopy.