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Wednesday, October 1, 1851.+-

Bloomington, IL.

"Circuit C. is now in session," observes Whig. "The following are the lawyers in attendance: Lincoln & Campbell, Spg.; W. Parker, Pekin; Emerson, Wait, Post & Burr of Decatur; C. H. Moore, Clinton; A. Gridley, Wm. H. Holmes, J. M. Scott, J. H. Wickizer, A. McWilliams, Wm. H. Hanna & ____ Hill of Bloomington. We understand the docket is small, & very little business to do."

Thursday, October 2, 1851.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln, defendant's attorney in Thompson v. Henline, slander with $3,000 damages claimed, moves to amend declaration. Motion denied. Record.

Friday, October 3, 1851.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Thompson v. Henline is tried by jury, which disagrees and case is continued. Lincoln writes replication, defendant's plea, and joinder in issue. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, October 4, 1851.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Thompson v. Patton is continued on Lincoln's motion. Record.

Monday, October 6, 1851.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln buys lots 11 and 12 in Evans' Addition to City of Bloomington from Levi Davis and wife of Alton for $325.08. Deed Record Q, 174.

(He sells them April 12, 1856 for $400. Book 27, 686.)

[Logan Circuit Court begins its session at Mt. Pulaski.]

Tuesday, October 7, 1851.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[U.S. District Court begins fall term in Chicago. Chicago Journal.]

Thursday, October 9, 1851.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[Fall term of Dewitt Circuit Court begins.]

Friday, October 10, 1851.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys cloth, collar, pair of slippers, and ribbon from John Williams & Co. Pratt, Personal Finances, 145.]

Monday, October 13, 1851.+-

Monticello, IL.

Piatt Circuit Court convenes. Barry v. Sword, appeal, is continued at plaintiff's costs. Moore and Lincoln are attorneys for plaintiff. Record; Docket.

Wednesday, October 15, 1851.+-

Urbana, IL.

On first day of Champaign Circuit Court, Davis v. Wilson et ux., before court May 1, 1851, is settled by agreement, defendants being ordered to convey premises in question to complainant. In case they default, Lincoln is to act as commissioner and make conveyance. Brownfield v. McElroy, appeal, is dismissed by Lincoln at cost of his client, plaintiff. Record.

Monday, October 20, 1851.+-

Urbana, IL.

[Fall term of Vermilion Circuit Court begins.]

Tuesday, October 21, 1851.+-

Danville, IL.

Johnson Pate, one of defendants in People v. Pate & Pate, larceny, defaults. Lincoln and O. L. Davis are his attorneys. Cooper v. Grace, in which Lincoln and Davis represent defendant, is continued. Record.

Wednesday, October 22, 1851.+-

Danville, IL.

In Cooper v. Grace jury finds defendant guilty and assesses plaintiff's damages at $35. Canterbury v. Hollingsworth, appeal, is continued on Lincoln's affidavit that he cannot proceed because of absence of defense witness. Record.

Lincoln writes court order in People v. Pate & Pate. In Peabody v. Roney, chancery, he obtains leave to take depositions. Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, October 23, 1851.+-

Danville, IL.

In Gundy v. Gundy, complainant having filed amended bill since last term, when case was continued, parties agree that defendant's answer to original bill stand as to amended bill so far as it applies. Murphy is attorney for complainant, Lincoln and Sconce represent defendant. Record.

Friday, October 24, 1851.+-

Danville, IL.

In Joseph Wilson and James Palmer, conservators of William Wilson in Wilson et al. v. Kingsbury et al., Davis, for defendants, files demurrer to part of Lincoln and Murphy's bill. Demurrer is argued and sustained and plaintiffs are given leave to file amended bill. Record.

Lincoln writes and mails to Springfield declaration in Green v. Strode et al., Sangamon Circuit Court case. He includes $475.11 promissory note, acting for defense. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, October 25, 1851.+-

Danville, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln sends Robert to John Williams' store for two 15ยข cards of buttons. Pratt, Personal Finances, 145.]

Monday, October 27, 1851.+-

Paris, IL.

Edgar Circuit Court convenes. By agreement between Benedict and Lincoln for plaintiff and Emerson and Steele for defendant, court dismisses People for use of Nancy Burr et al. v. Seth Austin, adm. of Elijah Austin, action for debt. Matkin v. Brown is also dismissed. Lincoln is attorney for Brown. Record.

Tuesday, October 28, 1851.+-

Paris, IL.

In Matthews & Shaw v. Shaw, Lincoln, exhibiting power of attorney from defendant, confesses judgment of $1,009.75. Lincoln and Dill secure rule on defendant in Sizemore v. Moke, conservator of Sizemore to plead by tomorrow. Lincoln and Linder lose Moke for use of Minor v. Willhoit, appeal, when jury finds for plaintiff in sum of $45. Lincoln files defendant's plea of not guilty in Davidson v. Bailey, ejectment suit. Five other Lincoln cases are continued. Record.

He writes and signs plea in Paddock v. Snyder. He also writes joinder of issue, which John P. Usher signs. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, October 29, 1851.+-

Paris, IL.

In Sizemore v. Moke, conservator of Sizemore jury fails to agree and is discharged. Case is assumpsit suit. Lincoln's only other case is continued. Record.

Friday, October 31, 1851.+-

Paris, IL.

Lincoln and Dill recover part of damages claimed in Tenbrook for use of John Stewart Jr. & Co. v. Guthrie when court awards plaintiff $532.77. They win assumpsit suit, Benson v. Mayo, when jury finds for plaintiff in sum of $400. Munsell v. McReynolds, bill for settlement of partnership in which Lincoln and Linder represent defendant, is referred to master for taking testimony. Record.