Results 17 entries found

Thursday, April 1, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Signing "Logan & Lincoln," Lincoln files joint answer of John Broadwell and Charles Broadwell to original and amended bills of Marshall Thompson and wife in Sangamon County Circuit Court. Original owned by Thomas F. Madigan.

Monday, April 5, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Afternoon meeting is held to "adopt measures to co-operate with citizens in other counties . . . in their expression of sympathy and regret for Gen. J. J. Hardin" and other Illinoisans killed at Buena Vista. Lincoln explains purpose of meeting and offers resolutions. Committee of five is appointed to correspond with representatives of other counties to arrange ceremonies. Sangamo Journal, 8 April 1847; Resolutions Adopted at John J. Hardin Memorial Meeting, 5 April 1847, CW, 1:392-93.

Tuesday, April 6, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln signs petition for pardon of John Hoffman, convicted in Sangamon County Circuit Court, March term, of unlawful assembly and assault, fined $10 and sentenced to ten days. Photocopy.

Wednesday, April 7, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Tazewell County Circuit Court convenes for spring term at Tremont.]

Thursday, April 8, 1847.+-

Tremont, IL.

Peters for plaintiff and James and Lincoln for defendant argue plaintiff's demurrer in Wells v. Clark. Court takes it under advisement. Case is action for debt. Record.

Friday, April 9, 1847.+-

Tremont, IL.

Lincoln and Saltonstall obtain leave to amend their bill by making new parties in Phillips et ux. v. Merriam et al.. Record.

[Schedule of insolvent debtor J. G. H. Smith filed in Menard County lists $15 note owed Lincoln. Original owned by King Hostick, Springfield, IL.]

Saturday, April 10, 1847.+-

Tremont, IL.

On notice by Lincoln and Parker for defendant and affidavit filed, Dillon v. Scott is continued. Wells v. Clark is also continued. Record.

Monday, April 12, 1847.+-

Tremont, IL.

Walker v. Livingston and Powell, action in debt, is settled by agreement, plaintiff ordered to recover $276.58 debt and $55.44 damages. Lincoln represents plaintiff. Record.

Wednesday, April 14, 1847.+-

Tremont, IL.

On motion of complainant, decree of September 15, 1846 in Snell & Snell v. Woolston et al. is set aside; mortgagee having released his interest to complainant, bill against one defendant is abandoned. Others default. Complainant is ordered to recover $3,843.93, and mortgaged property to be sold to satisfy judgment. Lincoln represents defendants. Record.

Thursday, April 15, 1847.+-

Metamora, IL.

Woodford County Circuit Court begins its session. In Smith v. Strawn, plaintiff is awarded $500 for breach of covenant. Fenn and Lincoln, for defendant, move arrest of judgment. Motion is overruled and appeal to Supreme Court allowed. Lincoln is attorney for defendant in Hadlock v. Jenkins and Jenkins. After hearing testimony, Gridley, for plaintiff, dismisses suit. George Kerr Sr. and J. Randolph Scott, indicted for aiding fugitive slave, win dismissal of charge when Lincoln argues lack of proof that Negro in case was slave. Record.

Saturday, April 17, 1847.+-

Metamora, IL.

Tabor v. Higginbotham, ejectment suit, is settled by agreement between Peters, attorney for plaintiff, and Lincoln and Merriman for defendant. Record.

Sunday, April 18, 1847.+-

Peoria, IL.

Lincoln writes to Grant Goodrich, an attorney in Chicago with whom he is working on three related cases in the U.S. Circuit Court. Lincoln and Goodrich represent plaintiff William Anderson in the case of Anderson v. Lawrence, plaintiff William Dayton in the case of Dayton v. Lawrence, and plaintiff William R. Voce in the case of Voce v. Lawrence. In each case, the plaintiff is suing defendant Grove Lawrence in an action of assumpsit to recover damages for "fraud and misrepresentation in the sale of land." Lincoln writes that he has been tardy in replying to Goodrich's recent letter because he has been "so busy with our own court, [and] with preparations to go on the circuit." Lincoln agrees that Goodrich should "take no further testimony in New-York." Lincoln advises Goodrich to "Bring down with you to court, all the home testimony you can, on all points, and let the cases rest upon that." Grant Goodrich to William H. Herndon, 9 December 1866, Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Grant Goodrich (transcript printed), 18 April 1847, CW 10:9-10.

Monday, April 19, 1847.+-

Metamora, IL.

[At Bloomington spring term of McLean County Circuit Court begins.]

Tuesday, April 20, 1847.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln negotiates agreement in McDuffee v. Ward to drop case at cost of plaintiff on surrender of notes by defendant. Lincoln signs petition for pardon of Jacob Hoffman. Record; Photocopy.

Monday, April 26, 1847.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[Logan County Circuit Court begins session at Mt. Pulaski. Lincoln writes and signs amended declaration in Charleston case of Pearson & Anderson v. Monroe & Eastin. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.]

Thursday, April 29, 1847.+-

Clinton, IL.

DeWitt County Circuit Court convenes. Lincoln and Stuart file defendants' plea in Moore v. Grosh et al.Bushnell et al. v. Knapp, chancery, is continued on motion of Moore, defendants' attorney. Lincoln is for complainant. Record; Files.

He writes and files, for defendants, plea in Moore v. Sampson and Sampson. Photocopy.

Friday, April 30, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln loans to Joel Johnson $10 from his bank account. Irwin Ledger.