Results 14 entries found

Wednesday, March 5, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receives another letter from William Martin. Abraham Lincoln to William Martin, 6 March 1851, CW, 2:102-3.

Thursday, March 6, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Replying to Martin, Lincoln states: "In my view, if there were no minutes—no entries in writing—of the calls, then we could prove by parol that the Directors required the payments, and procured the publication of notices of them in the papers." He does not think that change in location of road will release stock subscribers from liability. Abraham Lincoln to William Martin, 6 March 1851, CW, 2:102-3.

Tuesday, March 11, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to President Fillmore recommending Francis Arenz, Whig, for appointment by which he can visit his native Prussia. John T. Stuart and Abraham Lincoln to Millard Fillmore, 11 March 1851, CW, 2:103.

He writes sheriff's return in Yates v. Smedley et al., Menard County case and dispatches it to Petersburg. Photocopy.

[Praecipe in Atchison for use of Allen v. Pekin, Illinois, written by Lincoln and signed "James and Lincoln," is filed in Tazewell Circuit Court, probably by James. Photocopy.]

Monday, March 17, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon Circuit Court begins spring term. Lincoln & Herndon have two assumpsit suits. They dismiss first, and in second, defendant defaults. Record.

In evening Whigs hold meeting at courthouse. William H. Herndon is again nominated for city clerk and attorney. There is no record of Lincoln's attendance but he is probably there. Illinois Journal, 19 March 1851.

Tuesday, March 18, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Eight Lincoln & Herndon cases are called in court. They dismiss three cases in which they represent plaintiffs and two are dismissed by opponents. Two, in which they appear for defendants, are settled by agreement, their clients paying $291.53 and $38 respectively. In eighth case opponents are ruled to plead Wednesday. Record.

Lincoln writes court order in Penny v. McHenry. Photocopy.

Wednesday, March 19, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

In People v. McHenry & Graves, jury finds Lincoln & Herndon's client, McHenry, guilty of adultery; they move for new trial. In Gillett v. Henrietta et ux., defendants, their opponents, default. Two other cases are continued. Record.

Thursday, March 20, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon file defendant's answer in Lamb v. Shipman, chancery case in Circuit Court. Record.

Lincoln writes and signs Shipman's answer. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

On plaintiff's motion, Alton & Sangamon RR v. Barret is continued. File.

Friday, March 21, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Beerup et al. v. Britton, chancery, and Neale v. Britton, ejectment, are settled by agreement. In each case judgment is rendered for defendant as to possession of premises, plaintiffs paying three-fourths and defendants one-fourth of costs. Lincoln & Herndon are attorneys for plaintiffs. Record.

Monday, March 24, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Enyart v. McAtee, chancery case continued from April 1, 1850, is tried without jury in Circuit Court. Lincoln, Herndon & Ferguson represent complainant. Court takes case under advisement. People v. McHenry, recognizance to keep peace, is dismissed. In Watson & Moffett v. Gardner et al., Logan, Lincoln & Herndon, for complainants, argue defendants' motion to overrule their deposition. Record.

Lincoln and Herndon acquire land as settlement of judgment won March 20, 1850 against John B. Moffett. Executive File.

Tuesday, March 25, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Defendants' motion in Watson & Moffett v. Gardner et al. is overruled. Lincoln & Herndon's motion for new trial in People v. McHenry & Graves is denied and McHenry is fined $50 and costs. Representing complainants in Gilman et al. v. Hamilton et al., Lincoln and Smith file Supreme Court order remanding case. Enos v. Wright et al. is continued. Record.

Lincoln writes, has sworn, and files separate answers of several defendants in Enos v. Wright et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

For Dewitt County case, Twining v. Cundiff, he writes and signs, for plaintiff, bill and process, and files by mail in Clinton. Photocopy.

Wednesday, March 26, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan, Lincoln & Herndon secure injunction restraining defendant in Enyart v. McAtee, from cutting timber. Lincoln & Herndon enter motions in three cases involving dower rights—Porter v. Clinton, Porter v. Fulkerson, Gillett v. Henrietta et ux., in which they are given leave to withdraw deed filed. Record.

Thursday, March 27, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Smith & Dunlap v. Dunlap, decided by Supreme Court December 28, 1851, again comes before Circuit Court when Logan, attorney for Dunlap, enters motion for order from Judge Davis requiring assignees of State Bank to accept notes and certificates of bank in payment of Dunlap's debt. Lincoln opposes motion. Later Judge Davis denies motion and Dunlap appeals. Abraham Lincoln to David A. Smith, 28 March 1851, CW, 2:104-5.

Friday, March 28, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Logan, and Herndon win Enyart v. McAtee when court orders land deeded back to complainant. By consent defendant is given until Nov. to file bill of exceptions. Record.

Lincoln writes to D. A. Smith of Jacksonville explaining what took place yesterday in Smith & Dunlap v. Dunlap. He writes to O. H. Browning and Nehemiah Bushnell of Quincy regarding Hoyt case evidence. Abraham Lincoln to David A. Smith, 28 March 1851, CW, 2:104-5; Abraham Lincoln to Orville H. Browning and Nehemiah Bushnell, 28 March 1851, CW, 2:103-4.

Saturday, March 29, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files in Sangamon Circuit Court affidavit in Penny v. McHenry. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.