Results 15 entries found

Thursday, May 1, 1845.+-

Clinton, IL.

Judge Treat convenes two-day term of DeWitt Circuit Court. Case of A. Lincoln v. Spencer and William Turner is continued. On Lincoln's motion, Watson and Lloyd v. Holsey et al. is continued for want of service in time. He appears for plaintiff in McDowall v. Duncan et al., which is continued by agreement.Record.

Saturday, May 3, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

"Register" asserts that victory of Conkling, Whig, in mayorality election over Lewis, Democrat, by only 20 votes, engendered fear of impending overthrow in Springfield's Whig Junto. "Their principal leaders, Messrs. Lincoln and Baker, who were out on circuit, were sent for, and came, with other Whig lawyers. Accordingly, on Saturday morning, a desperate rush was made in each ward, by these Whig committees—Baker, Lincoln, Stuart & Co. all in the field."Register, 9 May 1845.

Monday, May 5, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Piatt Circuit Court convenes at Monticello.]

Wednesday, May 7, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Champaign County Circuit Court convenes for four-day term at Urbana.]

Saturday, May 10, 1845.+-

Urbana, IL.

Lincoln and Gridley are appointed to defend William Weaver, drunkard who shot David Hiltibran with rifle for no apparent reason. Shot entered Hiltibran's right side and he died. Weaver is found guilty and sentenced to be hanged but escapes.John R. Stewart, ed., A Standard History of Champaign County, Illinois, 2 vols. (Chicago: Lewis, 1918), 179; Record.

Monday, May 12, 1845.+-

Charleston, IL.

In Coles Circuit Court, Lincoln gets judgment for about $200 for McKibben against Hart. He draws up order, which McKibben signs, assigning $35 of judgment to Lincoln. This order Lincoln leaves with circuit clerk so that Thomas Lincoln may collect money. He also writes court decree, and receipt for $50 Hart gives to McKibben.Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Vermilion Circuit Court, now part of Eighth Judicial District, convenes.]

Tuesday, May 13, 1845.+-

Charleston, IL and Danville, IL.

Lincoln represents defendant in Ryan v. Anderson. Arriving in Danville, he writes and files pleas, as Fithian's attorney, in Brown v. Fithian.Record; Photocopy.

Wednesday, May 14, 1845.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln files Fithian's oath of absent witness in Brown case, which is continued to next term.Record.

Thursday, May 15, 1845.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln writes schedule of debt in Alexander, administrator of John H. McClelland v. Affleck and Rutherford. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, May 19, 1845.+-

Charleston, IL.

[Edgar County Circuit Court, now part of Eighth Judicial Circuit, is in session this week at Paris.]

Tuesday, May 20, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys nine yards calico for $1.69, two table cloths, $1.50, and $4.19 groceries.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Lincoln & Herndon file summons in Hope v. Beebe & Taylor.Photocopy.

Thursday, May 22, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln's account is debited $1 for cotton umbrella.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Monday, May 26, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Spring term of Moultrie Circuit Court begins.]

Tuesday, May 27, 1845.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Lincoln writes and files bill of injunction in Short v. Caldwell. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, May 29, 1845.+-

Petersburg, IL.

[Macon Circuit Court meets today and tomorrow at Decatur.]