Results 18 entries found

Friday, October 1, 1852.+-

Bloomington, IL.

In Brown et al. v. Sanford & Booth, decided September 27, 1852, court orders that plaintiffs recover debts of $26 and $135 owed to defendant Booth. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Record.

[Lincoln subscribes to projected Illinois State University one scholarship ($300). He later pays $18 interest per year rather than pay pledge. IHi—Journal, XXXI, 58-59.]

Saturday, October 2, 1852.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Jurors are sworn in Hawks, Osborn & Co. v. Major, remanded from Supreme Court January 27, 1851 and continued April 23, 1852. Gridley, attorney for defense, presents affidavit for continuance, which is granted. Lincoln and Holmes appear for plaintiff. Record.

Monday, October 4, 1852.+-

Mount Pulaski, IL.

Logan Circuit Court begins session. [On October 27, 1852, Lincoln writes to L. M. Hays regarding case in this court, which shows he attended. Abraham Lincoln to Lewis M. Hays, 27 October 1852, CW, 2:160.]

Wednesday, October 6, 1852.+-

Mount Pulaski, IL.

[In Nov. Lincoln, in reply to inquiry from A. L. Brewer, states that last spring he entered suit in Kelley v. estate of Blackledge in Logan Circuit Court. When Oct. term arrived, "behold, the Sheriff had not served the process. I ordered an alias for the next April term. It was all I could do." Endorsement: Anson L. Brewer to Lincoln, [c. 17 November 1852], CW, 2:161.]

Thursday, October 7, 1852.+-

Clinton, IL.

DeWitt Circuit Court convenes. On motion of Gridley and Lincoln, attorneys for complainant, leaveis given to open depositions in chancery case of Harrold v. Montgomery et al. (See May 21, 1853.) Record.

Friday, October 8, 1852.+-

Clinton, IL.

Lincoln enters appearance of defendants in Hickox v. Waller et ux. and consents to foreclosure decree. In Shields v. Sampson, court finds for plaintiff, Lincoln's client, in sum of $80.53. Lincoln defends Moses Loe on charge of murder. On his motion and affidavit, case is continued. Loe is to be kept in Sangamon County jail until trial. Lincoln writes affidavit of accused, and of E. D. Meacham, prosecution witness, and writes continuance in court record. Campbell v. Warner, ejectment, Lincoln and Moore for defense, is also continued, by consent, at plaintiff's cost. (See May 19, 1853.) Record; Photocopy.

Monday, October 11, 1852.+-

Monticello, IL.

Change of venue to Menard County is granted Thorpe v. Thorpe. Entry in record is in Lincoln's handwriting. He and Emerson are attorneys for complainant. On Lincoln's motion the court continues three cases of People v. Hollingsworth for selling liquor and one case of People v. Hollingsworth for assault with a deadly weapon. Record in assault case is also in his handwriting. Record.

Lincoln writes and files defendant's affidavit in Ford v. Thorpe, involving alleged castration of bull, "change of condition," as Lincoln puts it, "by which he ceased to be a bull." Photocopy.

Tuesday, October 12, 1852.+-

Monticello, IL.

Lincoln writes second affidavit for Moses Thorpe, plaintiff in Rice v. Thorpe. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, October 13, 1852.+-

Urbana, IL.

Williams and Lincoln lose assumpsit suit, Barnett v. Bishop, when jury finds for defendant. Their motion for new trial is rejected. Matheny v. McKee, appeal, is dismissed by agreement between Somers for plaintiff and Lincoln for defendant. Ligget v. Frazier, trespass, change of venue from Vermilion, Lincoln for defense, is tried by jury, which fails to agree and case is continued. Record.

Thursday, October 14, 1852.+-

Urbana, IL.

["From a correspondent at Pekin, who has traveled over every county of the 4th District," reports Journal, "we have received a letter which states that Knox's prospects are highly flattering, and adds, 'The hope is entertained in this section, that Illinois may be carried for Scott. Bebb has performed wonders.—Linder, Lincoln and Knox, have done good service. The question, however, is asked, 'What of the South?'"]

Friday, October 15, 1852.+-

Urbana, IL.

Somers and Murphy sign and file plaintiff's replication in Burt v. Jennings. Replication is in handwriting of Lincoln, attorney for defendant. Defendant is accused of attacking plaintiff with knife, cutting him and impairing his sight. Jury awards plaintiff five cents damages. Lincoln also writes and files defendant's answer in Burt v. Owings. Photocopy.

Saturday, October 16, 1852.+-

Urbana, IL.

Lincoln writes and files cross bill for defendants in Rhoades, conservator of Moss v. Corray, and writes court order. Photocopy.

Monday, October 18, 1852.+-

Danville, IL.

Vermilion Circuit Court begins. In People v. Bailey, indictment for selling whiskey, continued from last term, leave is given to open depositions. Lincoln, Lamon and Davis are conducting defense. Record.

Tuesday, October 19, 1852.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln and Peters win appeal, Simpson v. McCormack, when court finds for plaintiff in amount of $45. Lamon is attorney for defense. Frazier v. Davis, assumpsit, is dismissed by agreement at defendant's costs. Attorneys are Murphy for plaintiff, Lincoln and Peters for defendant. Four other cases are continued. Record.

Lincoln writes, and Judge Davis signs, court decree in Courtney v. Crable. In Williams v. Piper et al., Lincoln writes and files separate answer of John Piper, defendant. Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, October 27, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to his client Lewis M. Hays, who is the administrator of Thomas Taylor's estate. In the Logan County Circuit Court case of Hays v. Turley, Hays is suing to collect on the defendant George Turley's promissory note. Lincoln explains, "I could have got a judgment against Turley, if I had pressed to the utmost; but I am really sorry for him—poor and a cripple as he is. He begged time to try to find evidence to prove that the deceased on his death bed, ordered the note to be given up to him or destroyed. I do not suppose he will get any such evidence, but I allowed him till next court to try." Abraham Lincoln to Lewis M. Hays, 27 October 1852, CW, 2:160.

Lincoln pays $94 cash on his bill at Obed Lewis' carriage shop. Obed Lewis Account Books.

Thursday, October 28, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan, Lincoln, and Williams file complainant's amended bill in Bank of Missouri v. Ryan et al. in U.S. Circuit Court, alleging that bank loaned Shawneetown officials money in 1837 to improve river bank, secured by mortgages on lots. Principal and interest of $38,311.29 is allegedly owed bank, and complainant asks lot owners to pay. This hopeless case has long been in courts, without Lincoln's assistance. Record.

At state house Judge Robbins and Lincoln reply to speech made by Douglas in afternoon. Democrats try "to disturb the meeting by hallooing at the door and firing crackers in the hall." But Robbins "did his part up effectually. Lincoln put in a few good licks. The meeting adjourned till the next night, with three cheers for Scott, . . . Graham, and . . . Dick Yates!" Illinois Journal, 30 October 1852.

Friday, October 29, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Leonard Swett, Whig presidential elector, speaks at courthouse. "He was fully posted up on the topics of the day, and secured the attention of the densely crowded room for more than three hours." Illinois Journal, 1 November 1852.

Lincoln is probably present.

Saturday, October 30, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln replies more fully to Douglas' speech. "We might go on in a further examination of the speech of Judge Douglas," says Illinois Journal in announcing meeting. "But that matter is in abler hands. . . . A full post mortem examination will take place to-night, at the Court House, under the hands of that skillful operator, ABRAHAM LINCOLN."