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Monday, August 2, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Adam Adams and John Bovey: "The court is about to adjourn; and it does not decide our case. . . . It appears to me, however, that the signs are against us. . . . I have entire confidence that the law is with us on the Statute of Limitations, and yet it seems, I can not get the judge to remember that this is a question in the case at all. . . . Be patient. They have not got your land yet." Abraham Lincoln to Adam Adams and John Bovey, 2 August 1852, CW, 2:133-34.

Tuesday, August 3, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

U.S. Circuit and District Courts adjourn. Illinois Journal, 4 August 1852.

Lincoln writes bill of complaint in Wallace v. Miller et al.. Photocopy.

Monday, August 9, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Whig county convention meets to nominate two candidates for legislature. "Before the ballot was taken, Mr. Herndon stated . . . that Mr. Lincoln did not desire to be a candidate, that his business arrangements were such that he could not be a candidate at this time." Nevertheless Lincoln gets some votes on first ballot. On second J. M. Brown and P. P. Enos are nominated. Illinois Journal, 11 August 1852.

Tuesday, August 10, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Justin Butterfield, commissioner of General Land Office in Washington, asking how to proceed to get title to tract of land applied for by J. T. Stuart but sold to subsequent bidder at same price bid by Stuart. Abraham Lincoln to Justin Butterfield, 10 August 1852, CW, 2:134-35.

Friday, August 13, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Sangamon County Circuit Court, Lincoln files a declaration in the case of Grubb v. John Frink & Co. Lincoln and William Herndon represent the plaintiff Samuel Grubb, who is suing Martin Walker and John Frink. Grubb was a passenger on Walker and Frink's stagecoach when it overturned during a trip from Rushville, Illinois to Frederick, Illinois. Grubb suffered "cut[s], bruise[s], and . . . bon[e]" fractures. Lincoln attributes the accident to the defendants' "carelessness [and] negligence." Grubb "was . . . prevented from . . . attending to his . . . affairs . . . and lost . . . great . . . profits." Grubb seeks to recover $100 in medical expenses and $1,000 in damages. Declaration, filed 13 August 1852, Grubb v. John Frink & Co., Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, August 14, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Tompkins Bush, scheduled to address Scott Club, is unable to do so. Lincoln, at his own request, takes his place and speaks for two hours, devoting himself mainly to review of Douglas' speech at Richmond, July 9, 1852. Unable to finish, Lincoln announces that he will continue at next meeting. "Mr. Lincoln's speech was full of keen sarcasm and eloquence, and elicited shouts of laughter and approbation." Illinois Journal, 17 August 1852; Speech to the Springfield Scott Club, 14 August 1852, CW, 2:135-57.

Wednesday, August 18, 1852.+-

[Charleston, IL?

Incorporators of Springfield and Terre Haute Railroad meet and appoint committee of five to open subscription books in Springfield, Terre Haute, New York, and elsewhere. Gov. French presides. "Several speeches were made and a spirit of harmony and zeal for the work pervaded the meeting." Illinois Journal, 21 August 1852.

As Lincoln was one of those who signed call, he may have been present.]

Thursday, August 19, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Hon. W. P. Mangum of North Carolina, asking if his old friend and fellow lodger of congressional days can carry North Carolina for Scott. If he can, Lincoln will relinquish "the fond affections of Miss L. K.," a lady they had obviously discussed at their Washington boarding house. Photocopy.

Lincoln certifies receipt of $5 from David Gold, fee in full as administrator of J. C. Reiley estate in Gold v. Ruby et al.ISLA—Files.

Monday, August 23, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Summer term of Sangamon Circuit Court begins. Judge Davis is absent and Judge T. Lyle Dickey presides. Register, 24 August 1852.

Tuesday, August 24, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Rawlings, use of Rawlings for use of McLeave v. Douglas & Rawlings, Lincoln & Herndon's only case in Circuit Court, is dismissed on their motion. Record.

Wednesday, August 25, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Gray for use of VanBergen v. Hewett, attachment suit, defendant defaults and plaintiff, Lincoln & Herndon's client, is awarded $913.71 damages. In Lowry v. Broadwell, agreed judgment for $10 and costs is entered for plaintiff, their client. Two other cases are continued. Record.

Lincoln writes and files defendant's separate answer in Nathan Potts v. Clinton May et al., chancery. Photocopy.

Thursday, August 26, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln concludes his review of Douglas' speech before Scott Club. Club requests him to prepare copy for publication. Illinois Journal, 30 August 1852.

"Douglas was 'killed' again, of course," observes Register (August 29, 1852). "As he was not 'killed very dead,' however the sanguinary work will be renewed next Saturday night week, instead of next Thursday." Speech to the Springfield Scott Club, 26 August 1852, CW, 2:135-57.

Friday, August 27, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Circuit Court Crafton v. Dillon, appeal in which Lincoln represents defendant, is referred to three arbitrators. Later they find for plaintiff in sum of $67. Young v. Young is continued. Record.

Monday, August 30, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

D. & I. P. Spear v. Humphreys, assumpsit suit, is submitted to jury of seven. Plaintiff then enters nonsuit. Lincoln & Herndon are attorneys for defendant. Lincoln is attorney for plaintiff in Furr v. Crafton, which is referred to arbitrators. Lincoln & Herndon file defendant's plea in Wallace v. Witmer & Langford, and writes defendants' affidavits. He writes and has sworn John Mitt's affidavit in Benbridge v. Mitts. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, August 31, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and evidently mails to Blackburn, associate counsel in Paris, declaration in Burwell v. Dickerson, Edgar County case. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.