Results 15 entries found

Monday, October 1, 1849.+-

Bloomington, IL.

McLean Circuit Court convenes. Lincoln is given leave to amend complainant's bill in Allin v. Allin, divorce. Record.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys second half gallon of vinegar, for 12¢. Bunn Journal.]

Tuesday, October 2, 1849.+-

Bloomington, IL.

The court grants Lincoln, representing John W. Stover, leave to file bond for costs in the replevin case of Stover v. Rucker. Record.

Thursday, October 4, 1849.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln shops. At Irwin's she buys pair of child's boots for $1.75. At Bunn's grocery she spends $1.20. Irwin Journal; Bunn Journal.]

Friday, October 5, 1849.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Stover v. Rucker is tried by jury, which finds that property in dispute belongs to Lincoln's client. Record.

Saturday, October 6, 1849.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln writes receipt for his fee in Stover v. Rucker. "Received of J. M. Stover by the hand of K. H. Fell five dollars in full for my fee in case of said Stover vs L. E. Rucker." Bloomington Pantagraph, 12 May 1893.

Acting under power of attorney from defendant in Henry v. Creal, Lincoln confesses judgment for $139.57. Record.

Monday, October 8, 1849.+-

Mount Pulaski, IL?

[Logan Circuit Court convenes. Court records have been destroyed, but Leonard Swett stated that in autumn of 1849, Judge David Davis introduced him to Lincoln "in a small country hotel in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois." Rice, 455.Mrs. Lincoln buys $7.46 worth of merchandise. Irwin Ledger.]

Tuesday, October 9, 1849.+-

Mount Pulaski, IL?

[Mrs. Lincoln buys 13¢ worth of matches. Bunn Journal.]

Thursday, October 11, 1849.+-

Mount Pulaski, IL?

[DeWitt Circuit Court commences its fall session at Clinton. Mrs. Lincoln buys $1 worth of sugar and coffee. Bunn Journal.]

Saturday, October 13, 1849.+-

Mount Pulaski, IL?

[Mrs. Lincoln's Saturday shopping comes to 75¢ in "sundries." Bunn Journal.]

Sunday, October 14, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln answers letter from Isaac Onstot, son of Henry Onstot who was cooper in New Salem when Lincoln lived there. Isaac wishes to be appointed postmaster at Havana. "When a Petition comes to me in relation to your Post-Master," promises Lincoln, "it shall be attended to at once." Abraham Lincoln to Isaac Onstott, 14 October 1849, CW, 2:66.

Thursday, October 18, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

[During this week the Lincolns leave for Lexington to investigate Wickliffe case and Robert S. Todd's estate. Lincoln has evidently been selected to look after interests of four children (Mrs. Lincoln, Mrs. N. W. Edwards, Mrs. Wallace, and Mrs. C. M. Smith) who reside in Springfield. William H. Townsend, Lincoln and His Wife's Home Town (Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1929), 208.]

Monday, October 22, 1849.+-

En route.

[Illinois legislature meets in special session at Springfield. In letter of November 21, 1849, Lincoln states that he was "absent from before the commencement till after the close of the late session of the Legislature."]

Tuesday, October 23, 1849.+-

En route.

[G. W. Forden, who was on boat with the Lincolns, recalled that on Mississippi some passengers arrange mock arrest and trial of one who played several pranks on them. Lincoln is selected judge. Unpublished MS. by G. W. Forden, owned by J. R. Payton, Springfield, Ill.]

Friday, October 26, 1849.+-

En route.

[Going up Ohio River, race develops between Lincoln's steamer and another boat. Lincoln's boat, short of fuel hitches to flatboat of wood. Lincoln, shouting "Come on boys," jumps down and pitches wood like deck hand until wood is loaded. But his efforts are unavailing, for with cheers and laughter rival boat passes them. Unpublished MS. by G. W. Forden, owned by J. R. Payton, Springfield, Ill.]

Sunday, October 28, 1849.+-

Lexington, KY.