Results 13 entries found

Wednesday, October 2, 1850.+-

Bloomington, IL.

In Allen v. Allen, in which divorce was granted on April 2, 1850, court refuses to allow defendant's claim for alimony. Lincoln is attorney for complainant. Record.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys $1 cap and 1¼ yard ribbon (45¢). Irwin Journal.]

Monday, October 7, 1850.+-

Mount Pulaski, IL.

Logan Circuit Court begins its session. Lincoln writes sheriff's return on back of writ of scire facias executed against Jabez Capps to appear at Dec. term of Supreme Court in Enos v. Capps. Photocopy.

Thursday, October 10, 1850.+-

Clinton, IL.

[DeWitt Circuit Court term begins.]

Saturday, October 12, 1850.+-

Clinton, IL.

Lincoln writes and files answer of Alexander Argo in Allsop v. Argo, petition for mechanics lien, and writes decree of court. Photocopy.

Monday, October 14, 1850.+-

Monticello, IL.

[Piatt Circuit Court convenes. No cases are docketed for Lincoln but his presence is assumed from his letter of November 6, 1850.]

Wednesday, October 16, 1850.+-

Urbana, IL.

[Champaign Circuit Court begins. Lincoln's presence cannot be established from records, but is indicated by letter of November 6, 1850. Abraham Lincoln to Isaac Onstott, 6 November 1850, CW, 2:94.]

Monday, October 21, 1850.+-

Danville, IL.

In the Vermilion County Circuit Court case of Young v. Littler, Lincoln writes the affidavit of his client, Edwin Littler, whom William Young is suing for assault and battery. In the affidavit, Littler explains the "absence of David Hughes who is a material witness for" Littler. Young and Littler fought, in part, over the ownership of a hog. Littler pleaded self-defense and claimed that Young had tried to assault him "with a Gun, and with a Stick." Declaration, May 1850 Term, Young v. Littler, case file, Vermilion County Circuit Court, Vermilion County Courthouse, Danville, IL; Plea, Replication, filed 6 May 1850, Young v. Littler, John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI; Affidavit of Edwin Littler, 21 October 1850, Young v. Littler, Alfred Whital Stern Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, October 22, 1850.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln writes and files cross-bill in chancery in Gundy v. Gundy. Photocopy.

Two Lincoln cases are docketed and continued. Lincoln wins Sherer v. Lawrence when court finds for plaintiff. He writes court order. Record.

Wednesday, October 23, 1850.+-

Danville, IL.

Demurrer filed by Lincoln and Davis for plaintiff in Hickman v. McCormack, assumpsit, is argued and sustained. McRoberts, Benedict and Murphy, for defendants, are granted leave to withdraw their plea and plead again. Record.

Thursday, October 24, 1850.+-

Danville, IL.

Issue is joined in Hickman v. McCormack on defendant's plea of nonassumpsit. Lincoln and Davis win case when jury finds for plaintiff and assesses his damages at $656.55 and costs. Record.

Monday, October 28, 1850.+-

Paris, IL.

In People for use of Nancy Burr et al. v. Seth Austin, administrator of Elijah Austin, action in debt, Lincoln and Benedict file final order of Supreme Court, in accordance with which case is reinstated on docket. State's attorney amends his declaration. Record.

Wednesday, October 30, 1850.+-

Paris, IL.

In Isaac Ray v. William Cummins, slander, Lincoln, for defendant with Linder, files demurrer. Record.

Thursday, October 31, 1850.+-

Paris, IL.

Leave is given to file bill of revivor in White v. Alexander. Lincoln is counsel for defense. Record.