Results 17 entries found

Wednesday, May 1, 1850.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln, for defendant in People v. Davis, murder, moves for change of venue to Clark County, which is granted. Record.

[Champaign Circuit Court begins its session at Urbana.]

Thursday, May 2, 1850.+-

Urbana, IL.

In Nancy Jane Dunn v. Albert G. Carle, bastardy, and Zephaniah Dunn v. Carle, trespass for seduction, defendant posts recognizances and files affidavits for continuance. In Dunn v. Carle, assumpsit, defendant is permitted to plead over. In all three cases, Lincoln, Howitt, and McRoberts are attorneys for plaintiffs, Benedict, Gridley, and Somers for defense. Record.

Friday, May 3, 1850.+-

Urbana, IL.

Signing names of all three counsel, Lincoln writes and files demurrer in bastardy case. Photocopy.

In assumpsit suit, jury hears arguments, after which plaintiff submits to nonsuit. In Davis et ux. v. Redmond et al., bill is taken for confessed when adult defendants fail to appear. Commissioners are appointed to partition property. Lincoln writes decree of court. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, May 4, 1850.+-

Urbana, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys linen braid and black thread (39¢). Irwin Journal.]

Monday, May 6, 1850.+-

Urbana, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys 20¢ worth of merchandise. Irwin Ledger.

Spring term of Vermilion Circuit Court begins at Danville.]

Tuesday, May 7, 1850.+-

Danville, IL.

In Vermilion Circuit Court Lincoln and Sconce, for plaintiff, dismiss Shearer v. Lawrence, appeal in case of forcible detainer. Record.

Wednesday, May 8, 1850.+-

Danville, IL.

Davis, for plaintiff, asks leave to file two replications to pleas entered by Lincoln and Peters in Lee v. Coburn, assumpsit. When jury hears case, plaintiff submits to nonsuit. Murphy and Lincoln, representing defendant in Young v. Littler, file affidavit for continuance, which is granted. Record.

Monday, May 13, 1850.+-

Danville, IL.

[Edgar Circuit Court convenes at Paris.]

Wednesday, May 15, 1850.+-

Paris, IL.

In the retrial of the Edgar County Circuit Court case of Albin v. Bodine, Lincoln and Usher F. Linder are defending Thomas Bodine. Bodine claimed that plaintiff George W. Albin was "a damned little horsethief." Albin is suing Bodine for slander and he seeks $3,000, in damages. The jury in the first trial found Bodine not guilty, and on this day, once again, a jury finds Bodine not guilty. Narratio, filed 12 November 1848, Albin v. Bodine; Jury Verdict, May 1849 Term, Albin v. Bodine; Motion for New Trial, filed 19 May 1849, Albin v. Bodine, all in Edgar County Circuit Court, Department of Special Collections, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, IL; Order, 15 May 1850, Albin v. Bodine, Order Book 3, 100, Edgar County Circuit Court, Edgar County Courthouse, Paris, IL.

Lincoln writes and files pleas in Joseph Matkin v. Jacob and Joseph Brown, and writes Brown's answer. Photocopy.

Thursday, May 16, 1850.+-

Paris, IL.

Lincoln files defendant's answer and cross-bill in Matkin v. Brown, chancery. Record.

He writes demand notice on farm, for John Shearer, to James Lawrence, for Vermilion County case. Photocopy.

Saturday, May 18, 1850.+-

Danville, IL.

John Shearer signs affidavit, written by Lincoln, alleging forcible detainer of farm by James Lawrence after expiration of lease. Lincoln also writes and files complainant's bill. Photocopy.

Lincoln corrects declaration filed for Jacob Spangler in Macon County case of Spangler v. Wood. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, May 20, 1850.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

Shelby County Circuit Court begins its session. In Ex parte Milikin the jury finds John Milikin to be insane and appoints James Milikin his conservator. Lincoln writes the court decree and a $1,200 conservator's bond for James Milikin. The court continues two other cases. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, May 21, 1850.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

Lincoln represents defendant in slander suit—Fancher v. Gollogher. Issue is joined on defendant's plea of not guilty. Jury finds defendant guilty on two counts and not guilty on two others. Court awards plaintiff $1,000 damages. Plaintiff remits his damages, but retains his right to costs. Record.

In another slander suit, Tenery et ux. v. Sturgeon, Lincoln writes and files pleas, signing "Ficklin & Lincoln p.d." Photocopy.

Thursday, May 23, 1850.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs plea and reply in Fancher v. Gollogher. In Tenery et ux. v. Sturgeon, he writes and signs motion for arrest of judgment. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, May 27, 1850.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

[Moultrie Circuit Court begins its session at Sullivan.]

Thursday, May 30, 1850.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

[Macon Circuit Court opens at Decatur.]

Friday, May 31, 1850.+-

Decatur, IL.

In Spangler v. Wood, Lincoln writes and files plaintiff's replications and pleas. He writes demurrer and replication in John Andrews v. Fielding House. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Photocopy.