Results 15 entries found

Monday, May 3, 1847.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Menard County was dropped from Eighth Circuit at last session of legislature but Lincoln attends court, evidently to finish his pending cases. Center v. Hall is dismissed by agreement between Lincoln for plaintiff and Logan for defendant. In People v. Miller, indictment for larcency, jury returns verdict of not guilty for Lincoln's client. Lincoln & Herndon file demurrer in third case. Record; Photocopy.

Tuesday, May 4, 1847.+-

Petersburg, IL.

In People v. Lane et al. jury finds defendants guilty of larceny. They are later sentenced to three months and fined $30 each. Case is brought to Menard County on change of venue from Sangamon. Lincoln appears for defendants. Instructions to jury are in his handwriting. Stuart, attorney for plaintiff, dismisses Shipley v. Thomas. Lincoln and Logan represent defendant. Record; Photocopy.

Wednesday, May 5, 1847.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Lincoln loses Philbrick v. Philbrick when complainant is awarded divorce. He writes and files plea and joins in plaintiff's demurrer in Hill v. Masters and Goodpasture. Court awards plaintiff judgment for debt of $257. Lincoln & Herndon file plea and affidavit for continuance in Page v. Boyd and Boyd. Record; Files.

Thursday, May 6, 1847.+-

Petersburg, IL.

[Champaign County Circuit Court began its session yesterday at Urbana.]

Monday, May 10, 1847.+-

Petersburg, IL.

[Vermilion County Circuit Court begins its session at Danville.]

Wednesday, May 12, 1847.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln and Murphy appear for plaintiff in Fithian v. Cunningham et al. Defendant defaults, and the court awards Fithian judgment of $3,474.76 in damages. Record.

Friday, May 14, 1847.+-

Charleston, IL.

On his way to Paris, Lincoln stops in Charleston to represent defendant in Strader v. Harris, replevin suit. Court takes case under advisement. Court later decrees that horse and cow belong to plaintiff and defendant respectively. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

In Levick v. Eccles, Lincoln writes defendant's affidavit, joinder in answer to plea, and annotates plea. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sunday, May 16, 1847.+-

Middle Lick Creek, Sangamon County, IL.

Sometime during this month Lincoln and J. B. Weber address local temperance society. As regular time of meeting was third Sunday of month, it is probably on this date. Attendance is fair. Most of those present have already signed pledge, but three new converts are enrolled. IHi—Minutes of Sangamon County Temperance Union.

Monday, May 17, 1847.+-

Greenup, IL.

In Cumberland County Circuit Court, Lincoln appears for defense in People v. Lester, manslaughter, change of venue from Coles County. ISLA—File.

Wednesday, May 19, 1847.+-

Greenup, IL.

Lincoln's client Lester is found guilty, and he draws up petition for pardon.Petition for Pardon of Sigler H. Lester, 19 May 1847, CW, 1:394.

Thursday, May 20, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys for $200 two shares of Alton & Sangamon Railroad Co. stock. IHi—Original.

Saturday, May 22, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Meeting of citizens considers railroad from Springfield to Alton. Committee is appointed to prepare address showing advantages of project. Delegates are selected to attend River and Harbor Convention at Chicago July 5, 1847-July 7, 1847. Lincoln is not appointed delegate at this meeting, which indicates his probable absence. Later, having bought stock, he is added to delegate list and goes to Chicago.]

Monday, May 24, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Shelby County Circuit Court convenes at Shelbyville for spring term.]

Wednesday, May 26, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln learns from sheriff of Warren County that William Trailor left no property to be sold at auction to pay legal fee granted to Logan & Lincoln on November 19, 1845. Record.

Monday, May 31, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Spring term of Moultrie County Circuit Court begins at Sullivan.]