Results 26 entries found

Friday, January 2, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Case of Springfield v. Hickox et al. (SC), is argued by W. I. Ferguson and Lincoln for plaintiff and by McDougall for defendant, and submitted to court.Record.

Saturday, January 3, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Wren v. Moss et al. is argued by Bryan, attorney for plaintiff. Lincoln is also attorney for plaintiff and Thomas for defendant.Record.

Monday, January 5, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Hardin and Butterfield, attorneys for defendant in Griggs et al. v. Gear (SC) move to have errors stricken. Lincoln, attorney for plaintiff, moves that writ of error be made supersedeas in Rysinger v. Cheney (SC), appeal from McLean County.Record.

Tuesday, January 6, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Court allows Lincoln's motion in Rysinger v. Cheney. Plaintiff is to enter into bond for double amount of judgment against him in McLean Circuit Court.Record.

Wednesday, January 7, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Patterson et ux. v. Edwards et al., slander case from Mason County, is argued in Supreme Court by Minshall for plaintiff and Lincoln for defendant.Record.

Lincoln writes to Dr. Robert Boal of Lacon about his election to Congress. He praises Hardin, but argues that "turn about is fair play." He asks Boal to send him names of Whigs with whom he should correspond.Abraham Lincoln to Robert Boal, 7 January 1846, CW, 1:352-53.

Thursday, January 8, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

XML error in Log entry

Friday, January 9, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Hardin and Butterfield, attorneys for defendant in Griggs et al. v. Gear, move errors assigned by plaintiffs stricken from docket. Record.

Saturday, January 10, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Jesse B. Thomas, attorney for defendant in Wren v. Moss et al., moves to have case continued because of illness of George T. Metcalf. Lincoln and Bryan, attorneys for plaintiff, resist motion.Record.

Doctrine of "rotation in office," used by Lincoln in his campaign for Congress, appears for first time in Lacon Illinois Gazette.

Monday, January 12, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Supreme Court grants continuance of Wren v. Moss et al. Argument is opened in Griggs et al. v. Gear by Chickering for plaintiffs.Record.

Tuesday, January 13, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Argument in Griggs et al. v. Gear is continued by Butterfield and Hardin for defendant and concluded by Lincoln for plaintiffs.Record.

Wednesday, January 14, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is preparing to make energetic campaign for congressional nomination. He writes to B. F. James of Tremont: "When this Supreme court shall adjourn . . . it is my intention to take a quiet trip through the towns and neighbourhoods of Logan county, Delevan, Tremont, and on to & through the upper counties."Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. James, 14 January 1846, CW, 1:353-55.

Thursday, January 15, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes in alarm to John Bennett of Petersburg: "Nathan Dresser is here, and speaks as though the contest between Hardin & me is to be doubtful in Menard county. . . . Dont fail to write me instantly on receiving this, telling me all—particularly the names of those who are going strong against me."Abraham Lincoln to John Bennett, 15 January 1846, CW, 1:355.

Friday, January 16, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes John Bennett: "The enclosed letters I wrote last night, but when I went to the Post-office this morning your mail had left about half an hour. So I send them by Mr. Harris." He asks Bennett to take his letter out of package and mail rest, unless it is convenient to deliver them.Abraham Lincoln to John Bennett, 16 January 1846, CW, 1:355.

Lincoln has two cases in Supreme Court.Record.

In Kincaid v. Turner, appeal from Menard County, Harris and Lincoln, for defendant in error, file agreement concerning lower court record.Photocopy.

Monday, January 19, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Hardin refusing to accept Hardin's new plan for selecting Whig candidate for Congress, and gives his reasons. "I am entirely satisfied with the old system." He promises to "keep cool." On Lincoln's motion, Supreme Court reinstates Curyea et al. v. Hayward.Abraham Lincoln to John J. Hardin, 19 January 1846, CW, 1:356-58; Record.

Tuesday, January 20, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is busy with two Supreme Court cases, Kincaid v. Turner, and Ross et al. v. Nesbitt. First case is suit for damages to property belonging to Turner resulting from prairie fire started by Kincaid. Robbins appears for appellant, Harris and Lincoln for appellee. Judgment of circuit court is affirmed. In Ross et al. v. Nesbitt, Lincoln appears alone for defendant.Record.

Wednesday, January 21, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes N. J. Rockwell that he is candidate for Congress and repeats his argument of "'turn about is fair play.' I shall be pleased if this strikes you as a sufficient argument."Abraham Lincoln to N. J. Rockwell, 21 January 1846, CW, 1:359.

Smith v. Byrd and Trailor v. Hill are argued in Supreme Court. Lincoln appears for defendant in both cases.Record.

Thursday, January 22, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Patterson et ux. v. Edwards et al. (SC), action for slander from Mason County, Lincoln for defendant enters motion for special leave to file petition for re-hearing without giving notice as required by court rules.Record.

Friday, January 23, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln wins Ross et al. v. Nesbitt, argued January 20, 1846, when judgment of lower court is affirmed. Justice Koerner delivers opinion of court.Record; 7 Ill. 252.

Saturday, January 24, 1846.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Lincoln spends this day and tomorrow in Petersburg campaigning for Congress.Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. James, 27 January 1846, CW, 1:359-60.

Sunday, January 25, 1846.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Lincoln signs receipt with John Allen that they "have found in H. C. Gibsons Pokets ten dollars and fifteen cts in cash."Receipt for H. C. Gibson's Pockets, 25 January 1846, CW, 1:359.

Monday, January 26, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln wins Griggs et al. v. Gear when Supreme Court reverses decision of Jo Daviess Circuit Court.8 Ill. 2.

Tuesday, January 27, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln compliments B. F. James on his recent article in "Tazewell Whig" on Whig convention. He makes suggestions about selection and instruction of delegates.Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. James, 27 January 1846, CW, 1:359-60.

Wednesday, January 28, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

John Doe ex dem. Ellen Frisby et al. v. Ballance et al. (SC) is argued by Powell and Lincoln for plaintiffs in error and Butterfield for defendants in error, and case submitted.Record.

Thursday, January 29, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Simpson v. Raulett (SC), appeal from Putnam County, is argued by Lincoln for appellant and Powell for appellee and case is submitted. Murphy v. Summerville (SC) is argued by Lincoln for plaintiff and Logan for defendant.Record.

Friday, January 30, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Bryan et al. v. Wash et ux. (SC), bill in chancery to set aside conveyance of real estate on ground of fraud, is argued by Robbins for plaintiff and Logan and Lincoln for defendant. Lincoln and Powell win Frisby et al. v. Ballance et al., argued January 28, 1846, when judgment of lower court is reversed and case remanded.Record; 7 Ill. 141.

Saturday, January 31, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln's petition for re-hearing in Patterson et ux. v. Edwards et al. is denied. Argument in Bryan et al. v. Wash et ux. is continued by Logan and Lincoln for defendants and concluded by Robbins.Record.

[Whigs of Athens choose delegates to county convention, and resolve for "our friend of long standing and tried faith A. Lincoln, Esq. as most deserving the nomination."Sangamo Journal, 5 February 1846.]