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Sunday, September 1, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes letter of introduction to Thomas Corwin, secretary of treasury, in behalf of Simeon Francis, editor of "Illinois Journal," who wishes interview with Alexander H. H. Stuart, new secretary of interior. Lincoln will be obliged for any assistance Corwin can render Francis. Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Corwin, 1 September [1850], CW, 2:93.

Monday, September 2, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Thomas Corwin and John J. Crittenden, attorney general, recommending John Addison for clerkship. Abraham Lincoln to John J. Crittenden and Thomas Corwin, 2 September 1850, CW, 2:93.

He writes answer of Mary Lyons in Jared P. Irwin v. Mary Lyons and Lewis Graves, Sangamon Circuit Court case. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

["Circuit Court,—Sickness in the family of Judge Davis, at Bloomington," says Illinois Journal, "has been the cause of the adjournment of the Circuit Court of Sangamon county, until November next."]

Wednesday, September 4, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes, has sworn, and files affidavit of Patrick Giblin in Coon v. Lloyd et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, September 9, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

To John Addison Lincoln writes: "There are some letters remaining at the Department of the Interior, which were placed there as recommendations of myself for Comr. of the Genl. Land Office. I will thank you to withdraw them, and forward them to me." Abraham Lincoln to John Addison, 9 September 1850, CW, 2:93.

Thursday, September 12, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln fills in writ of scire facias for appearance of Jabez Capps, defendant, in case of Enos et al. v. Capps. He files writ with clerk of Supreme Court. Photocopy.

Wednesday, September 18, 1850.+-

Pekin, IL.

Tazewell Circuit Court meets in Pekin, new county seat. In Butcher v. Gipps et al., defendant is given leave to amend his answer. Lincoln represents complainant. Record.

Thursday, September 19, 1850.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln is appointed guardian ad litem for infant defendants in Prickett v. Opdycke et al., petition to sell real estate. In Ely v. Kirk, appeal, Lincoln and Parker, for defendant, move to dismiss suit for want of jurisdiction, but motion is overruled. Lincoln writes and files order of court ordering partition of lands in Prickett v. Opdycke et al.Record; Photocopy.

Saturday, September 21, 1850.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln and Parker win appeal when jury finds for plaintiff in Daven v. Armington and assesses his damages at $52.63. In People v. Hawley, indictment for obstructing road, jury brings in true bill. Lincoln and Haines are attorneys for defendant. Record.

Monday, September 23, 1850.+-

Pekin, IL.

Defendant in People v. Hawley posts bond for appearance. Lincoln and Parker win Ely v. Kirk when jury finds for defendant. Record.

Lincoln gives J. A. Crain receipt for $10, for fee in Crain v. Walter et al. "except a contingent fee as per his written promise to me." Emanuel Hertz, Abraham Lincoln: A New Portrait, 2 vols. (New York: Liveright, 1931), 605.

Lincoln writes replication and demurrer in People v. Moss et al., in which, with Campbell and Stuart, he acts for People. Photocopy.

Tuesday, September 24, 1850.+-

Pekin, IL.

Larimore v. Berry, appeal, Lincoln for plaintiff, is tried by jury, which finds for defendant. Lincoln writes and signs defendant's plea in Selak v. Saltonstall. Record; Photocopy.

Wednesday, September 25, 1850.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln has six cases in court. He dismisses one, settles second Butcher v. Gipps et al.) by agreement, files pleas in third, and fourth case is continued. In Prickett v. Opdycke et al., lands are ordered partitioned. In Pope v. Atwater & Parker, bill for relief, court dismisses Lincoln's bill and orders public administrator to pay Atwater $719 due him on order of probate court. Record.

In Butcher v. Gipps et al. and People v. Moss et al. Lincoln writes order of court. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Photocopy.

Thursday, September 26, 1850.+-

Metamora, IL.

In Hart v. O'Neal, agreed judgment written by Lincoln, attorney for defendant, affirms judgment of lower court which awarded plaintiff $16.15 and costs. In People v. Snyder et al. and People v. Clifton et al., indictments for "gaming," defendants, represented by Lincoln, give bond for appearance at next term. Record.

Friday, September 27, 1850.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln endorses petition of 60 Tazewell County citizens to Gov. French: "The signers to this petition are excellent citizens." Endorsement: Petition for Pardon of Henry Heath, [27 September 1850], CW, 2:94.

Monday, September 30, 1850.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[McLean Circuit Court convenes.]