Results 14 entries found

Monday, June 2, 1845.+-

Taylorville, IL.

Christian Circuit Court convenes for two days. Gilbert v. Ralston, assumpsit, in which Rountree and Lincoln appear for plaintiff, is dismissed. Kilbourn v. Archer is continued.Record.

Lewis v. administrators of Broadwell is tried in U.S. Circuit Court some time during term which opens today. Logan and Lincoln appear for defendants. Case goes to U.S. Supreme Court.3 McLean 568.

Tuesday, June 3, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Court which opened yesterday D. J. Baker, attorney for defendant in Napier v. Wooldridge, withdraws plea. Suit is to recover on judgment of $563.05 debt and $118.39 damages secured in circuit court of St. Louis County, Missouri. Logan & Lincoln are attorneys for plaintiff.Record.

Wednesday, June 4, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

U.S. Circuit Court in Napier v. Wooldridge awards plaintiff $681.44 and damages of $140.97. On motion of Logan & Lincoln for plaintiff, leave is given to strike out second count of declaration in Walker and Hack v. McCoy. Jury finds for plaintiff and assesses damages at $172.29.Record.

Thursday, June 5, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Public meeting on Oregon question is held in state house. Hardin says he is content to leave negotiations to President and he does not believe there will be war, but if there is he will fight. (This is third of three meetings, other two having been held on two preceding nights.)Sangamo Journal, 12 June 1845.

Friday, June 6, 1845.+-

Peoria, IL?

[Attorney for plaintiff in Spies v. Neal et al. withdraws motion entered October 15, 1844, to set aside levy on execution. Lincoln entered motion in Oct., but it is not clear from record if Lincoln or Logan is attorney on this day.Record.]

Lincoln writes and signs assignment of errors in Murphy v. Summerville (SC).Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Convention on internal improvements is held at state house.Sangamo Journal, 12 June 1845.]

Saturday, June 7, 1845.+-

Peoria, IL?

Logan & Lincoln obtain judgment for $2,904.68 for plaintiffs in Hite et al. v. Kerney in U.S. Circuit Court.Record.

Thomas Ford, president of last night's meeting, appoints ten delegates to South Western Convention at Memphis: Murray McConnel, Baker, Douglas, E. D. Taylor, Hardin, John Reynolds, Lincoln, A. W. Cavarly, Wm. H. Bissell, and Mark Skinner.Sangamo Journal, 12 June 1845.

Monday, June 9, 1845.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Lincoln attends three-day term of Menard Circuit Court. Prosecution drops People v. Jacob Williams, indicted for sending challenge. Lincoln and Baker are attorneys for defendant. Leave is given to open depositions in Stockwell & Co. v. Page. Lincoln acts for plaintiff in Shropshin v. McHenry, chancery. Case is delayed by incorrect first name on witness list, and continued.Record.

Tuesday, June 10, 1845.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Trespass case, Moon v. Preston, is tried by jury, which finds defendant guilty and assesses damages at $5. Judgment of Justice of Peace Court is affirmed in Stockwell & Co. v. Page. In Short v. Caldwell, injunction suit, defendant is ruled to show cause why attachment should not be issued. Lincoln appears for defendant in the first two cases and for plaintiff in latter. Lincoln, for defendants, wins People v. Klein and Hosey, indicted for adultery and fornication, when prosecution drops case.Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, June 11, 1845.+-

Petersburg, IL.

In the Menard County Circuit Court, Baker, Matheny, and Harris argue Scott v. Busher, trespass case from Sangamon County. Lincoln and Campbell appear for defendant. Jury finds defendant guilty and assesses plaintiff's damages at $275. Court grants new trial. Lincoln appears for plaintiff in Waggoner v. Lukins. Lincoln and Harris are for defendant in People v. Pond, indicted for harboring slave. Pond is put under $300 bond to appear at next term.Record.

In the Menard County Circuit Court case of People v. Dorman, a jury finds Lincoln's client James O. Dorman not guilty of manslaughter. The case originated in Sangamon County, but the court granted Dorman a change of venue. On February 25, Dorman attempted to break in to Ellen Cox's home. Cox, who was pregnant at the time, exerted "great physical efforts to prevent" Dorman's entry. The break-in attempt distressed Cox, she became ill, and "did languish" until she died on March 2. Indictment, March 1845 Term, People v. Dorman, IHi, Springfield, IL; Order, 26 March 1845, People v. Dorman, Record H 1843-1845, 603, Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois State Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL; Judge's Docket, June 1845 Term, People v. Dorman, Docket Book 1st; Order, 11 June 1845, People v. Dorman, General Record A, 242, both in Menard County Circuit Court, Menard County Courthouse, Petersburg, IL.

Wednesday, June 18, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs declaration and praecipe, for Logan & Lincoln, in Logan & Lincoln v. Atchison.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, June 20, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Samuel D. Marshall about Supreme Court cases, Dorman et ux. v. Lane, and Gatewood v. Wood and Wood. He asks Marshall to remind Henry Eddy, Shawneetown attorney, about his "little fee" in Rawlings v. Field.Abraham Lincoln to Samuel D. Marshall, 20 June 1845, CW, 1:345.

Thursday, June 26, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is appointed to committee to arrange public commemoration of Andrew Jackson's death.Register, 4 July 1845.

Friday, June 27, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon, representing defendant in People ex rel. Myenhammer v. Hinkle, administrator, lose probate case when Hinkle is ordered by court to "take nothing of the estate of Justus Hinkle which remains for distribution" and to pay costs.Record.

Saturday, June 28, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln meets with Jackson memorial committee, which arranges ceremony for July 12, 1845.Register, 4 July 1845.