Results 21 entries found

Wednesday, September 1, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Bruce v. Mallory, appeal, jury is waived and court finds for defendant. Lincoln and Boyd are plaintiff's attorneys. Weer and Ferguson, attorneys for defense in Gilman et al. v. Hamilton et al., are given leave to answer tomorrow. Lincoln and Smith are complainants' attorneys. Record.

Lincoln has his carriage repaired ($7.25) at Lewis' shop. Obed Lewis Account Books.

Thursday, September 2, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Weer and Ferguson file answer of defendants in Gilman et al. v. Hamilton et al.Record.

Lincoln writes bill of exceptions, which T. L. Dickey signs, and jury instructions in Carpenter v. Alton & Sangamon RR. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, September 3, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Some of defendants in Gilman et al. v. Hamilton et al. default, and Lincoln and Smith's bill is taken for confessed against them. Case is submitted to Judge Davis to be decided during vacation with both sides privileged to submit arguments in writing and appeal to Supreme Court. In McDonald v. Allen, action in debt, Lincoln & Herndon file defendant's affidavit and secure continuance. Record.

Saturday, September 4, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Riggs & Levering v. Murray & Hunt, assumpsit, Lincoln & Herndon withdraw plea of defendant Hunt. Record.

Lincoln, defendant's attorney in People v. Loe, murder, writes Moses Loe's motion for change of venue from Sangamon County. Photocopy.

Monday, September 6, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Tilford v. Montgomery, appeal, is tried before court, which finds for plaintiff, Lincoln & Herndon's client, $14.25 and costs. Jury is also waived in Riggs & Levering v. Murray & Hunt, and court finds for plaintiff in sum of $678.28. Lincoln & Herndon are attorneys for defendant. Lincoln is foreman of jury in H. W. Derby & Co. v. Cary, which finds for plaintiff and awards damages of $760.48. Entitled to $1 for jury duty, Lincoln declines to collect. Herndon is losing defense attorney. Record.

Wednesday, September 8, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes court order in Jones v. Jones, divorce case. Photocopy.

Thursday, September 9, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Potts v. May et al., chancery, is continued on complainant's motion. Photocopy.

Tuesday, September 14, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Woodford Circuit Court case of Bryant v. Pool, Gridley and Lincoln for defense, is continued on application of defendant's counsel. Record.]

Wednesday, September 15, 1852.+-

Pekin, IL.

Tazewell Circuit Court convenes. On motion of Lincoln, Jones, and Saltonstall, for defendant, case of Crabb and Walls v. Wallace, stricken from docket April 14, 1852, is reinstated and plaintiffs are ruled to file declaration. (See May 2, 1853.) Case is replevin suit. Prettyman is attorney for plaintiffs. Record.

Thursday, September 16, 1852.+-

Pekin, IL.

In Anthony v. Damerell, defendant defaults and appeal is dismissed with $3.09 damages to appellee whom Lincoln represents. In Hall v. Perkins, Lincoln files plaintiff's affidavit for continuance because of absence of material witness. Record; Photocopy.

Friday, September 17, 1852.+-

Pekin, IL.

Pekin and Peoria. Erastus Briggs, agent Harris Lime Rock Co. v. Harris, attachment case, Lincoln for plaintiff, is "continued for publication" on his motion. Record.

Concluding his court work, Lincoln goes to Peoria in evening to make campaign speech. "The Court House not being able to hold the throng, the speech was made outdoors—We are informed that it was a most capital speech, and told," reports Illinois Journal (September 22, 1852). Peoria Democratic Press, (22 September 1852)

,however, describes speech as "one of the most miserable failures we ever witnessed." Speech at Peoria, Illinois, 17 September 1852, CW, 2:158-59.

Saturday, September 18, 1852.+-

Pekin, IL.

Back in court, Lincoln secures decree of foreclosure in Hamilton v. Haines et al. when defendants default. In Davis v. Hodge, appeal, Lincoln and Parker for plaintiff suffer nonsuit. Record.

Smith v. Gaines, tresspass, Saltonstall and Lincoln for plaintiff, is continued by agreement. Original owned by King Hostick, Springfield, lll.

Monday, September 20, 1852.+-

Pekin, IL.

"Our citizens were favored with a political address from Hon. David L. Gregg. . . . Mr. Gregg took the hide completely off that 'old coon,' whiggery, and buried its carcass so deep in the 'ashes of despair,' that the resurrection trump which Mr. Lincoln (who attempted to follow Mr. Gregg) attempted to sound, could not impart hearing into its ears, or give vitality to its prostrate and hidden carcass." Pekin Reveille, in Register, 25 September 1852.

Tuesday, September 21, 1852.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln loses Eggleston v. Perkins, scire facias to revive judgment, when jury finds for plaintiff in amount of $110.45. Plaintiffs in People v. Hawley, indictment for obstructing road, enter nolle prosequi. Lincoln and Haines are defendant's attorneys. Record.

Wednesday, September 22, 1852.+-

Pekin, IL.

Atchison for use of Allen v. Pekin, Illinois, and Hamilton v. Pekin, Illinois, continued at Apr. term, are again continued. (See May 3, 1853.) Record.

Thursday, September 23, 1852.+-

Metamora, IL.

Woodford Circuit Court begins fall term. Lincoln wins appeal, Marteny v. McCloud, when jury awards plaintiff $10. Troster v. Brown, trespass, Lincoln for defendant, is continued. Record.

Friday, September 24, 1852.+-

Metamora, IL.

Lincoln and Peters win action for debt, People for use of Woodford County, Illinois v. Dale, when jury finds for defendant. Plaintiff's motion for new trial is allowed. In Parke v. McMannus, appeal, agreed judgment is entered for plaintiff for $30. Lincoln and Thorpe represent defendant. Gingrich v. Evans et al., trespass, Lincoln for plaintiff, is continued at defendant's cost with leave to file bill of discovery by January 1, 1853. Record.

Lincoln writes plaintiff's affidavit in Hoshor v. Spring & Lewis. Photocopy.

Saturday, September 25, 1852.+-

Metamora, IL.

Lincoln loses Ramsey v. Marteny, trespass, when jury awards plaintiff $13 and costs. Purple and Sanger are plaintiff's attorneys. Lincoln files plaintiff's affidavit in Hoshor v. Spring & Lewis, and case is continued. Record.

He writes list of questions for witnesses in Bryant v. Pool, signing for Gridley, defense attorney. Photocopy.

Monday, September 27, 1852.+-

Bloomington, IL.

McLean Circuit Court convenes. In Brown et al. v. Sanford & Booth, defendants default and plaintiffs are awarded $1,239.84 damages. Record.

Lincoln writes to Charles R. Welles, administrator of estate from which William Florville, Negro barber of Springfield, bought lots. Florville failed to have purchase recorded, and lost deed. To "get the thing fixed up," Lincoln needs Welles' signature on writ. Abraham Lincoln to Charles R. Welles, 27 September 1852, CW, 2:159.

Tuesday, September 28, 1852.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln wins case for his old friend David Pantier, defendant in Flagg and Ewing v. Pantier, assumpsit for $250 damages. Court hears evidence and instructs jury on law, whereupon plaintiffs enter nonsuit. Record.

Lincoln writes and signs defendant's plea and agreement on evidence. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, September 30, 1852.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln writes answer of John Shough, garnishee in Brown et al. v. Sanford & Booth. Stern & Friedman v. Sawyer, continued from spring term, is won by plaintiff, Lincoln and Fell, attorneys, when jury is called, defendant defaults, and jury awards $99.35 and costs. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Record.