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Tuesday, November 1, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

Taylor & Taylor v. People & Hickman is dismissed on motion of Lincoln and Lamon, complainants' attorney. In Wilson v. Wilson, divorce is granted on defendant's cross bill, which Lincoln writes. Attorneys are Davis for complainant and Lincoln and Lamon for Mrs. Wilson, defendant. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, November 2, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln writes indictment in People v. Morgan & Craig, charged with setting prairie fire. He signs for Leonard Swett. He also writes and signs, for Swett, indictment for riot of John Armstrong, Reuben Bloomfield, William L. Miner, and William Tremble. Photocopy.

Thursday, November 3, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

Defendants default in Lamon v. Lamon et al., bill for specific performance. Lincoln & Lamon are attorneys for complainant, George Lamon. Signing "Lincoln & Lamon," Lincoln writes and files replication in Wyatt v. Leonard. Photocopy.

He writes and files amended bill in Knight v. Carter et al.Original owned by King Hostick, Springfield, Ill.

Friday, November 4, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln writes bill in chancery in Lewis et al. v. Lewis et al., Sangamon Circuit Court case, signing Lincoln & Herndon & E. Herndon. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sunday, November 6, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys "5 yds. Lining @ .70" at John Williams' store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 146.]

Tuesday, November 8, 1853.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

Lincoln takes deposition of Anthony Thornton in Oldham & Hemingway suit. Deponent is "certain the defendant Lincoln has never had anything to do with the collection of the note of W. F. Thornton and Basye, debtors of Oldham, Todd & Co." William H. Townsend, Abraham Lincoln, Defendant: Lincoln's Most Interesting Lawsuit (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923), 28-30.

Thursday, November 10, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln arrives home after more than nine weeks on circuit. Abraham Lincoln to Lewis M. Hays, 11 November 1849, CW, 2:206.

Friday, November 11, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to L. M. Hays: "Inclosed is the draft for one hundred dollars. Absence from home prevented my receiving your letter of the 12th October until yesterday." He writes to T. J. Turner: "Judge Logan, Kemper's attorney, . . . consents to the within named clerk, taking the deposition . . . on condition that, if you can, you will notify Kemper's lawyer there, of the time & place." Abraham Lincoln to Lewis M. Hays, 11 November 1853, CW, 2:206; Abraham Lincoln to Thomas J. Turner, 11 November 1853, CW, 2:206.

Saturday, November 12, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln takes depositions of Ninian W. Edwards and Eliphalet B. Hawley in Oldham & Hemingway suit. Both swear that so far as they know, neither they nor any member of the firm of Rankin & Edwards ever paid Lincoln "any money belonging to said Oldham, Todd & Co. on any account whatever." William H. Townsend, Abraham Lincoln, Defendant: Lincoln's Most Interesting Lawsuit (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923), 30-32.

Monday, November 14, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

[First Grand Division of Supreme Court begins its session at Mt. Vernon.]

Tuesday, November 15, 1853.+-

Beardstown, IL.

Lincoln obtains deposition of H. E. Dummer stating that R. S. Todd placed in his hands for collection debt of $134.21 owed by Robert Lindsey to Oldham, Todd & Co., that he sued and obtained judgment in Cass Circuit Court October 12, 1841, and finally in 1845 collected $50 on judgment, which he paid to Lincoln in 1846. R. S. Todd directed Lincoln to retain this "as his own." Faced with this evidence, Kentucky plaintiffs dismiss suit at next term of Fayette County Court. William H. Townsend, Abraham Lincoln, Defendant: Lincoln's Most Interesting Lawsuit (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923), 33; Abraham Lincoln to George B. Kinkead, 31 March 1854, CW, 2:216-17.

Thursday, November 17, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to H. E. Dummer: "While I was at Beardstown, I forgot to tell you that Wm. Butler says if you will give him charge, and full discretion, of a claim in your hands, against George G. Grubb . . . he knows how, and can, and will make something out of it for you. Please write him." Abraham Lincoln to Henry E. Dummer, 17 November 1853, CW, 2:206-7.

Friday, November 18, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln withdraws $400 from his account in Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Company. Marine Bank Ledger.

Monday, November 21, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Five of Lincoln & Herndon's cases are called as Sangamon Circuit Court begins its fall term. In two replevin suits—Henderson v. Warfield, and Scott v. Cannon—agreed judgments are entered for plaintiffs, their clients. Taft et al. v. Taft et al., chancery case in which they represent complainants, is dismissed by agreement. Pleas are filed in other cases. Record.

Tuesday, November 22, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon have busy day with 17 cases before court. They dismiss seven and win three by default. One is dismissed by their opponents. Pleas are filed and motions entered in others. Record.

Wednesday, November 23, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Another busy day in court with 12 Lincoln & Herndon cases on docket. In Branch v. Sangamon County, Illinois, jury finds for plaintiff, their client, and assesses his damages at $140. They lose Martin for use of Martin & Fox v. Stafford, assumpsit, when court finds for plaintiff in amount of $449.35. In Williamson v. Williamson, divorce, their bill is taken for confessed. Record.

Friday, November 25, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Dodge v. Johnson, action on covenant, demurrer filed by defendants is argued and sustained. Lincoln & Herndon are attorneys for plaintiff. In Waddell v. Waddell, their client, complainant, is granted divorce and custody of children on ground of his wife's adultery. Record.

Saturday, November 26, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Two related cases, Jones v. Lowry, Lamb & Co., and Lowry, Lamb & Co. v. Jones, are referred to arbitrators. Lincoln & Herndon are Jones' attorneys. Pleas are filed in McGraw v. Adams et al. and James Shields v. Watson et al., in both of which they are attorneys for plaintiff. Record.

Monday, November 28, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon's client, Elizabeth Walker, complainant in Walker v. Walker, is granted divorce on ground of desertion. Lincoln & Herndon dismiss Collins v. Morgan, appeal. Six other cases are called but none comes to trial. Logan & Lincoln file appeal to Supreme Court in D. & I. P. Spear v. Humphreys, tried in Sangamon Circuit Court March 26, 1853. Record.

Tuesday, November 29, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon win assumpsit suit, Johnson v. McMullen, when jury finds for plaintiff in amount of $200. In Williamson v. Williamson their client is granted divorce because of husband's habitual drunkenness. In Lovelock v. Sangamon County, appeal, before court June 18, 1853, their client is awarded $50 damages. Motions or pleas are filed in three other cases. Record.

Wednesday, November 30, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

On Lincoln & Herndon's motion, plaintiff in Popper v. Patton et al. is ruled to file bond for costs. In Hazlett v. Drennan et al. they move appointment of guardian ad litem for infant defendants. On their motion, bill is taken for confessed as to adult defendants. Third case is continued. Record.