Results 13 entries found

Saturday, June 1, 1850.+-

Decatur, IL.

Jury is waived in Spangler v. Wood and court awards plaintiff $64.29 interest on note. Lincoln and Post appear for plaintiff, Emerson for defendant. Lincoln's fee is $5. Lincoln has two other cases but both are continued. Lincoln writes additional count in Andrews v. House. Record; ISLA—Files; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sunday, June 2, 1850.+-

En route to Springfield, IL.

Lincoln leaves circuit and returns to Springfield for session of U.S. and Sangamon Circuit Courts.

Monday, June 3, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

On Lincoln's motion, U.S. Circuit Court adjourns until tomorrow in memory of Judge Nathaniel Pope, who died January 22, 1850. At night bar meets to honor judge's memory. Lincoln, appointed member of committee to frame appropriate resolutions, writes committee's report. Register, 4 June 1850; Resolutions on the Death of Nathaniel Pope, 3 June 1850, CW, 2:78-79.

Wednesday, June 5, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes a letter to the editors of Springfield's Illinois Journal newspaper in reaction to an item that appeared in Pekin's Tazewell Mirror newspaper. He writes, "I neither seek, expect, or desire a nomination for a seat in the next Congress . . . I prefer my name should not be brought forward in that connection . . . [I]n my opinion, the whigs of the district have several other men, any one of whom they can elect, and that too quite as easily as they could elect me. I therefore shall be obliged, if any such as may entertain a preference for me, will, at once turn their attention to making a choice from others." Abraham Lincoln to the Editors of the Illinois Journal, 5 June 1850, CW, 2:79; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 7 June 1850, 2:1.

Lincoln buys 75¢ worth of merchandise. Irwin Ledger.

Saturday, June 8, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Western Whig of Bloomington observes: "We see that the last Pekin Mirror is out in favor of A. Lincoln of Springfield, as the Whig candidate for Congress in the Congressional District.—We certainly could have no particular objection to the above nomination. Abe has beaten locofocoism heretofore, & can most assuredly do so again."]

Tuesday, June 11, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Nathaniel Hay and places an order for a home-improvement project. Lincoln writes, "I wish to build a front fence, on a brick foundation, at my house. I therefore shall be obliged, if you will, as soon as possible, deliver me bricks of suitable quality, and sufficient number to build such foundation, fifty feet long; of proper width, and depth, under ground, and about two feet above ground." Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel Hay, 11 June 1850, CW, 2:79-80.

Thursday, June 13, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Eighty-three prominent members of Whig and Democratic parties sign call for meeting of citizens favorable to solution of problem of slavery in territories acquired from Mexico as proposed by Congressional Committee of Thirteen, forerunner of Compromise of 1850. Neither Lincoln's nor Herndon's name appears on call. Illinois Journal; Register.]

Friday, June 14, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and Herndon write legal notice for "Illinois Journal" stating that bill has been filed and subpoena issued to foreclose mortgage in John Shaw & Co. v. Alsop. They also write notice of petition for divorce in Susanna Gillman v. Benjamin M. Gillman. Illinois Journal, 18 June 1850.

Saturday, June 15, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Pursuant to call, meeting convenes at courthouse to discuss proposal of Congressional Committee of Thirteen. John T. Stuart, Gov. Metcalfe of Kentucky, and others address meeting. Resolutions favoring recommendations of committee are unanimously adopted.]

Tuesday, June 18, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs a bill of complaint for John M. Burkhardt and others in Burkhardt et al. v. Browne et al., a Sangamon County Circuit Court case. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

["A. Lincoln, esq., Wm. Brown, esq., and Richard Yates," says Peoria Press, "are the whig candidates in the 7th district. The democrats appear to unite on Hon. T. L. Harris, the present able representative in that district. After beating Judge Logan so badly, the Major will have but little difficulty in overcoming any other whig in his district." Clipped in Register.]

Wednesday, June 19, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and Logan insert notice of pending suit of Burkhardt et al. v. Browne et al. in Illinois Journal.

Thursday, June 27, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to fellow attorney Richard S. Thomas, of Virginia, Illinois, and advises him on ways "to bring . . . a suit on the bond," particularly as it pertains to "grocery keepers." Lincoln reveals details about his correspondence-filing system as he confesses, "I am ashamed of not sooner answering your letter, herewith returned; and, my only appologies are, first, that I have been very busy in the U.S. court; and second, that when I received the letter I put it in my old hat, and buying a new one the next day, the old one was set aside, and so, the letter lost sight of for a time." Abraham Lincoln to Richard S. Thomas, 27 June 1850, CW, 2:80-81.

Sunday, June 30, 1850.+-

En route to Marshall, IL.