Results 18 entries found

Thursday, July 1, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

[On margin of Lincoln's speech on Henry Clay in Huntington Library Herndon wrote: "A public meeting chose Mr. Lincoln to address it—July 1st." Despite Logan's selection June 30, 1852, this point gains credence from Lincoln's delivery of Clay eulogy. Choice of Logan, not the favorite orator of Sangamon Whigs, may have been courtesy, intending that he hand assignment to Lincoln.]

Friday, July 2, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court Lincoln and Logan file plaintiff's declaration in John Moore, use of Bank of Indiana v. Buchanan and Vandermark. They filed their praecipe April 30, 1852. They allege failure of defendants to pay promissory note for $2,134 made by them to John Ross and assigned to bank. Record.

Saturday, July 3, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Sangamon County Whigs meet, endorse nomination of Scott and Graham, party's presidential and vice-presidential candidates, propose John T. Stuart for governor, endorse Richard Yates for Congress, and select S. Francis, William Butler, William H. Herndon, P. P. Enos, Job Fletcher, James W. Neale and William J. Black as delegates to Whig state convention. Illinois Journal, 6 July 1852.]

Monday, July 5, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court Logan files declarations for plaintiffs in two cases in which Lincoln represents defendants. In Everhard v. Welch and Dawson he alleges failure of defendants to pay judgments of $772.36 and $529.20 secured in Ohio, also failure to pay judgment of $1,534.72 and debt of $1,031.84. In Norton v. Gorden he alleges failure of defendant to pay note for $1,068.39. Record.

Tuesday, July 6, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

City pays tribute to Henry Clay. Rev. Dresser reads service at Episcopal Church, after which procession moves to Representatives Hall, "where A. Lincoln pronounced an impressive eulogy. . . . During the proceedings business was suspended, stores closed, and everything announced the general sorrow at the great national bereavement." Illinois Journal, 9 July 1852; Eulogy on Henry Clay, 6 July 1852, CW, 2:121-32.

Lincoln writes and mails to Clinton summons and bond for costs in Welsh v. Lewis, Dewitt Circuit Court case, signing "Ballou & Lincoln p.q." Ballou, associate with Lincoln for plaintiff, writes and files declaration. Photocopy.

Wednesday, July 7, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files defendants' pleas in answer to declarations filed by Logan July 5, 1852. In first case he alleges discharge of defendants from all debts by decree of bankruptcy. In second he alleges payment to prior assignee. Record.

Whig state convention meets at state house in afternoon and Whig ratification meeting is held in evening. Illinois Journal, 8 July 1852, 9 July 1852.

Thursday, July 8, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court Logan secures order on defendant in Everhard v. Welch and Dawson to plead by July 12, 1852. Record.

"Judge McLean is not here—Drummond presides alone," records Browning in his Diary. "The weather is excessively hot, and on yesterday there were two deaths by cholera in Town."

Friday, July 9, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln's and 37 other names appear on advertisement announcing meeting of commissioners of Springfield and Terre Haute Railroad to be held at Charleston August 18, 1852 for organizing and opening books for subscription of stock. Advertisement is dated "Marshall, July 9." Journal; Notice of Meeting of Commissioners of the Springfield and Terre Haute Railroad, 9 July 1852, CW, 2:133.

Saturday, July 10, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys three kinds of cloth and pair of slippers for his wife at John Williams & Co. Pratt, Personal Finances, 145.

Monday, July 12, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Orville H. Browning records in his Diary: "Attending [U.S.] Court. Commenced trial of [William] Williamson, formerly Postmaster at Lacon who is indicated for robbing the mail. I am assisting Lincoln at his request." Lincoln pays $10 cash on his carriage account. Obed Lewis Account Books.

Tuesday, July 13, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Browning is so discouraged over Williamson case he does not wish to speak, but at Lincoln's persuasion he addresses jury for two hours. "The defendant," he records, "is a young man, who lost a leg in the Mexican war. . . . I believe him to be guilty, but . . . am sorry for the poor devil." Browning, Diary.

Lincoln files pleas in Moore v. Banquary and Moore v. Buchanan and Vandemark, before court April 30, 1852 and July 2, 1852 respectively. Record.

Lincoln takes home "5 yds. Quilled Ribbon," 89¢. Pratt, Personal Finances, 145.

Wednesday, July 14, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Jury finds Williamson guilty of embezzling package containing $15,000 in bank notes. Browning and Lincoln plan to try to arrest judgment "but have not much hope." Browning, Diary.

Thursday, July 15, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Williamson is sentenced to ten years in prison. Illinois Journal, 16 July 1852.

Wednesday, July 21, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Moore v. Buchanan and Vandermark, Lincoln and Logan argue plaintiff's demurrer. Court takes it under advisement. In Moore v. Banquary, jury is waived and verdict is rendered for their client in amount of $5,938.67 and costs. In Everhard v. Welch and Dawson, Dawson defaults and case against Welch is dismissed. Record.

Lincoln writes to Mrs. Catherine Nance of Petersburg, who seeks land office patent, acknowledging receipt of necessary affidavit. "Herewith is the Patent. Please accept my respects." Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Catharine Nance, 21 July 1852, CW, 2:133.

Thursday, July 22, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

"One of the warmest days of the season," writes Browning in his Diary. "After tea Mrs. B. & self called at Mr. Ridgleys, Mr. Edwards, & spent the evening at Lincoln's."

Monday, July 26, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

U.S. Court sustains demurrer in Moore v. Buchanan and Vandermark. Record.

Wednesday, July 28, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Two pleas and rejoinder, written by Lincoln, are filed in Ligget v. Frazier in Champaign Circuit Court. Case was transferred from Vermilion County. They aver that at time of alleged trespass defendant was acting sheriff of county and his confinement of plaintiff in jail was done in line of duty under writ. Associated with Murphy for defense, he writes instructions to jury, and probably mails papers to Murphy. Photocopy.]

Saturday, July 31, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Moore v. Buchanan and Vandermark comes to trial in federal court. Jury is waived and court finds for plaintiff, Lincoln and Logan's client. His damages are assessed at $5,418.16. Record.

[Edwards and Conkling address Springfield Scott Club. Illinois Journal.]