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Monday, November 3, 1845.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Menard County Circuit Court opens fall term. Lincoln stops at Irwin's store on his way north and buys pair of suspenders for $1.Irwin Ledger.

Lincoln wins People v. Pond when jury finds defendant not guilty of harboring slave. Record.

Tuesday, November 4, 1845.+-

Petersburg, IL.

In Nancy Green v. Mentor Graham defendant confesses indebtedness for $112.23, note and interest. Lincoln & Herndon appear for plaintiff. Lincoln, appearing for defendant inTackett and Trent v. Mosteller, in which he writes, files, and signs plea, gets jury verdict, and also wins Adams v. Chase when court affirms judgment of lower court. Scott v. Busher, trespass case, is continued.Record; Photocopy.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys ? yard swiss muslin for 37¢, pair of shoes (75¢), and two dozen silk buttons (63¢).Irwin Ledger and Journal.]

Wednesday, November 5, 1845.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Waggoner v. Lukins is tried before jury, which disagrees and case is continued. Lincoln, Baker, and Matheny appear for complainant, Stuart and Harris for defendant. Two cases are continued. Lincoln wins Shropshin v. McHenry when case is tried by jury, which finds defendant owes $90 to Lincoln's client.Record.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys 2½ yards cambric (31¢).Irwin Ledger and Journal.]

Thursday, November 6, 1845.+-

Petersburg, IL.

[Lincoln is thinking of his campaign for Congress. In letter to John J. Hardin, Martin S. Morris of Petersburg says: "Mr. Lincoln was here at court and I discover from what he says that he wants to run for Congress. . . . He doesn't know but you will be his competitor. . . . I should like to see you in Congress again but I believe I would rather you would run for Governor now."John J. Hardin Papers, Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL.]

Friday, November 7, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys dollar's worth of clothing material for Mrs. Lincoln.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Monday, November 10, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon Circuit Court opens 13-day session. Lincoln gets judgment for his partner when defendant defaults in Herndon v. Martin. Clerk assesses damages at $134.10. Lincoln enters motion that scire facias in State Bank v. Harlan et al. be quashed. In Thayer v. Farrell, plaintiff's attorneys, Logan & Lincoln, are given leave to withdraw bond filed.Record.

Tuesday, November 11, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files defendant's plea in Trailor v. Goodacre, replevin suit. Abram Foutch, administrator of Isaac G. Jones, is made defendant in Wood v. Jones. Lincoln is attorney for appellant. Defendant files plea in Logan & Lincoln v. Smith, executor of William Trailor. Three cases are continued.Record.

Wednesday, November 12, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Trailor v. Goodacre is dismissed by agreement at cost of plaintiff, who retains property in question. Yocum v. Newsom is continued on motion of defendant, at his cost, and Thayer v. Farrell is set for trial Monday. Logan, Lincoln & Herndon represent plaintiff in second case and Logan & Lincoln plaintiff in first and last cases listed.Record.

Thursday, November 13, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Beerup v. Lewis, Logan for claimant and Lincoln, Herndon, and Robbins argue ownership of stud horse Cherokee. Jury awards horse to claimant. Lincoln & Herndon appear for defendants in People v. Tunison et al., indictment for rape. Defendants post bond for $500 each. Logan & Lincoln get $1,477.87 judgment for plaintiff in Thayer v. Farrell.Record.

Friday, November 14, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, appearing for defendants, wins two cases tried by court,Jewett v. Lowery, and Saunders & Co. v. Lewis and Harrison. Lincoln's motion is sustained in State Bank v. Harlan et al. Court orders defendants to recover costs from plaintiff. Case of People v. Samuel Smith, assault, opens. Lincoln represents defense.Record.

Saturday, November 15, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Meeting is held to discuss Springfield and Alton Railroad. Judge Treat is chairman and Levi Davis secretary. Lincoln, Logan, Treat, Calhoun, and N. W. Edwards are among 13 delegates appointed to attend general meeting in Springfield in Dec.Register, 15 November 1845.

In People v. Smith, Lincoln wins bail ($500) for his client.Record.

Monday, November 17, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to B. F. James that he is anxious no more newspapers follow lead of Alton paper and nominate Hardin for Congress. "Baker is certainly off of the track, and I fear Hardin intends to be on it." He writes out receipt and Josiah Francis signs it, releasing Lincoln from agreement drawn up June 12, 1841.Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. James, 17 November 1845, CW, 1:349; Receipt to Josiah N. Francis, 12 June 1841, CW, 1:254.

Tuesday, November 18, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Henry E. Dummer that he is on track for Congress and asks Dummer not to let Beardstown paper come out for Hardin. In Circuit Court, two of Lincoln's cases are continued and one set for hearing tomorrow.Abraham Lincoln to Henry E. Dummer, 18 November 1845, CW, 1:350; Record.

Lincoln writes demurrer, for defendant, in Thompson and wife v. Broadwell et al.Photocopy.

Mrs. Lincoln gets new pair of scissors (50¢).Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Wednesday, November 19, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln v. Smith, executor of William Trailor, is tried by court, which awards plaintiffs $100 and costs. (See also May 26, 1847.) Lincoln withdraws defendant's appearance in Blankenship v. Northcut, and plaintiff dismisses case. Two cases are continued.Record.

Thursday, November 20, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

In People v. Shepherd et al., action in debt, jury is sworn and dismissed when plaintiffs accept $1,802 and costs to be paid in state bank notes at par in 90 days. Lincoln & Logan are attorneys for plaintiff and Robbins for defendant.Record.

Mrs. Lincoln buys 6¢ skein of silk, $6.89 in cloth, and $7.64 merchandise.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Friday, November 21, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

People v. Smith is tried. Lincoln wins not guilty verdict on first count, loses on second, and Smith is sentenced to fine of $10 and costs and three days in jail.Record.

Saturday, November 22, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Leave is given plaintiff to amend bill and defendant to file answer in Keedy v. Wolgamot. Logan appears for plaintiff and Lincoln & Herndon for defendant. Lincoln's motion to correct judgment in Beidler v. Woodruff, made at last term, is overruled.Record.

Monday, November 24, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to B. F. James that he believes nomination of Hardin for Governor, made in Pekin paper by James, may benefit Lincoln's candidacy for Congress. It may juggle Hardin out of one office into another to Lincoln's advantage.Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. James, 24 November 1845, CW, 1:350-51.

Mrs. Lincoln buys 69¢ worth of clothing material.Irwin Ledger.

Tuesday, November 25, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes, and David Spear signs, report of commissioner inClark et al. v. Trotter et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, November 26, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, on or about this day, writes, signs, and collects 19 cosigners to petition to Gov. Thomas Ford for release of Samuel Smith from jail so that he may earn money to pay his fine and court costs. Smith is released December 2, 1845.Petition for Pardon of Samuel Smith, [November 1845], CW, 1:349.