Results 14 entries found

Friday, May 1, 1846.+-

Clinton, IL.

Lincoln, for plaintiff, moves McDowall v. Humphreys be dismissed, and case is stricken from docket.Record.

Saturday, May 2, 1846.+-

Clinton, IL.

Sangamo Journal (May 7, 1846) reports yesterday's Whig convention in Petersburg: "Lincoln was nominated as the Whig candidate for representative to Congress from this Congressional District. This nomination was, of course, anticipated, there being no other candidate in the field. Mr. Lincoln, we all know, is a good Whig, a good man, an able speaker and richly deserves the confidence of Whigs in District and State." Logan places Lincoln's name before convention.John G. Nicolay and John Hay, Abraham Lincoln: A History, 10 vols. (New York: Century, 1890), 1:245.

Monday, May 4, 1846.+-

Clinton, IL.

[Piatt Circuit Court convenes at Monticello.]

Wednesday, May 6, 1846.+-

Clinton, IL.

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

Thursday, May 7, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to James Berdan, attorney at Jacksonville, that he is morally obligated to attend Coles and Edgar courts in May, but expects to be in Morgan on fourth Monday in May and make speech.Abraham Lincoln to James Berdan, 7 May 1846, CW, 1:380-81.

Monday, May 11, 1846.+-

Charleston, IL.

Apparently Lincoln is in Charleston to attend cases he mentioned in his letter to James Berdan May 7, 1846.Abraham Lincoln to James Berdan, 7 May 1846, CW, 1:380-81.

[Vermilion Circuit Court convenes today.]

Wednesday, May 13, 1846.+-

Charleston, IL?

[War with Mexico is officially declared.]

Saturday, May 16, 1846.+-

Danville, IL?

Defendants in Fithian v. Cunningham, Alexander, and Forbes default and plaintiff is ordered to recover debt of $3,200 and costs. Lincoln and Murphy are attorneys for plaintiff, but according to record, only Murphy appears.Record.

Monday, May 18, 1846.+-

Paris, IL.

Edgar Circuit Court begins five-day session. Lincoln in letter to James Berdan May 7, 1846 says he has some cases coming up today in Edgar Circuit Court.Abraham Lincoln to James Berdan, 7 May 1846, CW, 1:380-81.

Saturday, May 23, 1846.+-

Bath, IL?

Sears v. Baxter, appeal case, comes up in Mason Circuit Court. By consent, judgment is entered for $25.65, amount of note. Appellant is to pay one third of costs, appellee remainder. Lincoln's name appears on docket as attorney for appellant, but his presence is doubtful.Record.

Monday, May 25, 1846.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

In his letter to James Berdan May 7, 1846, Lincoln said he hoped to be in Jacksonville to make speech on this day.Abraham Lincoln to James Berdan, 7 May 1846, CW, 1:380-81.

[Gov. Ford issues proclamation calling for 3,000 volunteers. Moultrie Circuit Court convenes at Sullivan.]

Thursday, May 28, 1846.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

[Macon Circuit Court convenes for two-day term.]

Friday, May 29, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

At the outset of the Mexican War, Lincoln writes to fellow attorney and Whig John J. Hardin, of Jacksonville, Illinois, on behalf of Springfield physician Francis A. McNeill, who "is desirous of going the campaign to Mexico, as a surgeon." Lincoln writes, "[McNeill] thinks that you . . . may have the power to give him the place." Lincoln adds, "If . . . you can . . . give him the appointment, it would very much gratify many of us here, and dissatisfy none. We regard him as a very sensible, and very clever man; and an excellent physician & surgeon."Abraham Lincoln to John J. Hardin, 29 May 1846, CW, 1:381.

Saturday, May 30, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Large meeting of citizens is held in state house in afternoon following drill by Springfield Cadets and Berlin Independent Company. Assembly is addressed by Gov. Ford, Dr. E. H. Merryman, D. L. Gregg, T. Campbell, and Lincoln on necessity of prompt and united action to support Mexican War.Sangamo Journal, 4 June 1846.