Results 15 entries found

Monday, April 1, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Circuit Court A. G. Herndon v. Hough & Hough is dismissed by agreement at defendants' costs. Lincoln & Herndon appear for junior partner's father. In Webster & Huntington v. French et al. Logan, Lincoln & Herndon secure rule on defendants to answer by June 1, 1850. Lincoln writes court order. Pleas are filed and matters relating to submission of evidence agreed on in Enyart v. McAtee. In latter case, Lincoln writes motion for leave to withdraw replication and file amendment to bill, writes amendment to bill and court order allowing defendant to present evidence. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[In Petersburg, Bale v. Wright & Hickox, Lincoln & Herndon for plaintiff, is dismissed by agreement, each party paying his costs. Record.]

Wednesday, April 3, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Tazewell Circuit Court begins spring term in Tremont.]

Thursday, April 4, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

[In Pekin, court rules in Perkins v. Hall that defendant plead April 8, 1850. Lincoln and Jones represent defendant. Record.]

Saturday, April 6, 1850.+-

Tremont, IL.

Lincoln loses Perkins v. Hall by default. Norman H. Purple represents complainant. Record.

Sale of land made by Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln to Mr. and Mrs. Dean March 30, 1850 is recorded. Deed Record, DD, 482.

Tuesday, April 9, 1850.+-

Tremont, IL.

In Tazewell Circuit Court, Prettyman files plaintiff's declaration in ejectment and proof of service in Reeves v. Wilkey. Jones and Lincoln, representing defendant, are ruled to plead in 20 days. Record.

Lincoln writes answer of William Butcher in Butcher v. Gipps et al. He writes, signs, and files replication in case, and writes William Butcher's deposition. Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, April 10, 1850.+-

Tremont, IL.

Lincoln is granted leave to file amended and supplemental bill in Butcher v. Gipps et al., foreclosure suit, and writes pleas. In Ely v. Kirk, appeal, Lincoln secures injunction for defendant and dismissal of plaintiff's bill. Crain v. Mattox et al. and Pope v. Atwater & Parker are set for hearing at next term. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, April 11, 1850.+-

Metamora, IL.

In Nelson v. Hall, appeal, jury is waived and court finds for plaintiff in sum of 30ยข. Lincoln is counsel for defense. Lincoln and Brown lose Sweet v. Tuthill, replevin suit, when jury finds for plaintiff. Peters is plaintiff's attorney. Record.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys $1.75 in merchandise. Irwin Ledger.]

Friday, April 12, 1850.+-

Metamora, IL.

Lincoln, for petitioner in People ex rel. Davenport v. Brown et al., petitions for mandamus, which is denied. Lincoln and Peters lose case, suit over township organization, when court finds for defendant. Lincoln writes order of court and appeal to Supreme Court, which is granted. Photocopy.

Monday, April 15, 1850.+-

Metamora, IL.

[McLean Circuit Court convenes at Bloomington. Election for mayor in Springfield results in tie between J. C. Conkling and John Calhoun. Calhoun wins runoff election April 19, 1850. William H. Herndon is elected clerk and city attorney. Illinois Journal, 16 April 1850, 20 April 1850.]

Wednesday, April 17, 1850.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln loses People v. Vandeventer when jury finds defendant guilty on charge of assault and battery and court imposes fine of $30 and costs. Record.

Lincoln writes instructions to jury. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, April 18, 1850.+-

Bloomington, IL.

People v. Vandeventer is reopened. Defendant posts bond for appearance. Lincoln obtains divorce for complainant in Allin v. Allin. Record.

Monday, April 22, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln returns home. Abraham Lincoln to Thomas J. Turner, 26 April 1850, CW, 8:415.

Thursday, April 25, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

[DeWitt Circuit Court begins its session at Clinton.]

Friday, April 26, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Thomas J. Turner about case. "I came home from the circuit four days ago, and found your letter in waiting. To-day I made some corrections of mistakes in the descriptions of the land and filed the Bill." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas J. Turner, 26 April 1850, CW, 8:415.

[Lincoln's declaration signed and probably filed by Herndon, in Christian County Court, alleges that defendant in Vandeveer v. Whitecraft et al. cut trees on plaintiff's land and asks $1,166 damages. Photocopy.]

Tuesday, April 30, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

For Tremont case of Lucy Matthews v. Josiah Matthews, Lincoln writes defendant's answer, signing "Saltonstall & Lincoln." Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.