Results 19 entries found

Wednesday, June 1, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

In Graham v. Sturm et al., chancery, court orders defendant to surrender to complainant deed to land at issue and to pay $829.22 and costs. Davis represents complainant while Lincoln and Lamon are for defendant. Record.

For plaintiff in Beal v. Philips, Lincoln agrees to continuance. Original owned by King Hostick, Springfield, Ill.

Thursday, June 2, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln writes and files defendant's plea and notice in Maddox v. Courtney et al. He also writes and files plea in Lamm v. Bachop. Photocopy.

Duncan v. Simpson, appeal, is dismissed by agreement between Lincoln and Moulton, attorneys for plaintiff and defendant respectively. Record.

In Knight v. Carter et al., Lincoln writes and files replication, order of court, abstract of bill, and answer of guardian ad litem. Original owned by King Hostick, Springfield, Ill.

He writes and files bond for costs in Clark v. Hoxworth et al.. Photocopy.

Friday, June 3, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln and Lamon win five cases by default. Two other cases are continued. He writes answer of guardian ad litem in Prickett v. Alexander et al., and decree of court. In two other cases, Scott v. Alexander et al. and Hayman & Hiestand v. Alexander et al., he writes guardian's answer and court decree. Record; Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, June 4, 1853.+-

Urbana, IL.

Lincoln, on his way home, signs receipt for $25, his fee as counsel in Illinois Central RR v. McGinnis, tried May 25, 1853. Illinois Central Magazine, November 1927, facsimile.

Sunday, June 5, 1853.+-

Decatur, IL.

Spending Sunday here, Lincoln looks into his Macon County cases. He writes and signs replication and rejoinder in Scott v. Hull. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, June 6, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

In his letter of May 27, 1853 to Kinkead, Lincoln stated that he would be in Springfield in about ten days. He probably arrives home on this date. Abraham Lincoln to George B. Kinkead, 27 May 1853, CW, 2:194-95.

Friday, June 10, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

James M. Higgins, Medical Superintendent of State Hospital for the Insane at Jacksonville, was removed by Board of Trustees June 6, 1853. His attorney, D. A. Smith, sends him to confer with Lincoln and Logan. Lincoln sends him back with letter to Smith stating that he and Logan think that Higgins' removal invalid. Abraham Lincoln to David A. Smith, 10 June 1853, CW, 2:197-98.

Monday, June 13, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln petitions city council to have sidewalk on east side of Eighth St. between Cook and Adams graded, paved, and planked. Illinois State Journal, 18 June 1930.

Sangamon Circuit Court begins its summer session with Judge Emerson on bench. Six of Lincoln & Herndon's cases come before court but none comes to trial. Record.

Tuesday, June 14, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

"The amount of business . . . does not seem to be very great, and owing to the excessively warm weather, there is no disposition on the part of the members of the bar to crowd it forward . . . We are not surprised at this, for even we, who are working men, find it difficult to bear up under the high temperature of the season." Register, 15 June 1853.

Of Lincoln's 14 cases, two replevin suits come to trial. He wins one and loses one. Record.

Wednesday, June 15, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Six of Lincoln & Herndon's cases come before circuit court. They win one, Smith v. Snow & Keys, assumpsit suit, when court finds for defendant. Two are stricken from docket, pleas are filed in two others, and one is continued. Record.

Thursday, June 16, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Ten of Lincoln & Herndon's cases come before court. In Foster v. Tripp, appeal, jury finds for plaintiff, their client, in sum of $35. One case is dismissed by agreement, one stricken from docket, another is set for hearing tomorrow, and four continued. Pleas are filed in remaining cases. Record.

Friday, June 17, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Gilman et al. v. Hamilton et al. court sustains Lincoln and Smith's motion to open depositions. Bryan v. Bates, assumpsit, is dismissed by Lincoln & Herndon for plaintiff. Webster, Marsh & Co., v. Cobb & Watson is dismissed by agreement, Lincoln & Herndon for defendant. In Duffy v. Clark, assumpsit, Lincoln & Herndon enter nonsuit. Pleas are filed in fifth case. Record.

Lincoln writes to David A. Smith, reporting depositions received from New York for Gilman et al. v. Hamilton et al.

Lincoln is so busy he has not had time to read them. Abraham Lincoln to David A. Smith, 17 June 1853, CW, 2:198.

Saturday, June 18, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Lovelock v. Sangamon County, Illinois, appeal, jury is unable to agree and is discharged. In the Sangamon County Circuit Court case of Beerup v. Beerup, Lincoln and Herndon represent plaintiff Caroline Beerup, who seeks a divorce from Stephen Beerup. Caroline Beerup claims that her husband "treated [her] with extreme cruelty and torture." Additionally, in 1850, Stephen Beerup moved to California leaving Caroline and the couple's six children with "no means of support." Stephen Beerup fails to appear in court and the court declares him in default. The court grants the divorce and gives Caroline custody of the children. In Young v. Young, attachment suit, defendant defaults and plaintiff is awarded $209.25 damages. Lincoln & Herndon are attorneys for plaintiffs in all three cases. Pleas are filed in three other cases. Bill for Divorce, filed 4 March 1853, Beerup v. Beerup, Lincoln Collection, Brown University, John Hay Library, Providence, RI; Decree, 18 June 1853, Beerup v. Beerup, Record M 1853-1854, 285, Illinois State Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has $3 worth of repairs made on his buggy. Obed Lewis Account Books.

Monday, June 20, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Lowry, Lamb & Co. v. Jones, appeal, Lincoln & Herndon file exhibits for defendant. Complainant files exceptions to their answer. After argument, one exception is sustained, one overruled, and case is continued by agreement. Two other cases are continued. Record.

Tuesday, June 21, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Fourteen of Lincoln & Herndon's cases come before Circuit Court. Four are stricken from docket, three decided in their favor, they win two by default, and rest are continued. Record.

Lincoln writes and files by mail his bill for services to Gideon Hawley estate, Tazewell Circuit Court. Photocopy.

Lincoln writes note on letter from Nathaniel Coffin, treasurer of Illinois College, which inquires about Gilman et al. v. Hamilton et al.. Lincoln has had case continued. Endorsement: Nathaniel Coffin to Lincoln, [21 June 1853], CW, 2:198-99.

Wednesday, June 22, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes replication filed in Blackford et al. v. People and Daniel S. Hay, signing "Lincoln & Herndon for complainant." Photocopy.

Thursday, June 23, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Adam Adams: "The summer term of the U.S. court is close upon us. . . . I suppose you and your witness will be down; and I wish you to call at the Land Office at Dixon, and procure & bring with you the Register's certificate. . . . P.S. Since I wrote the above, Logan came in & proposed to continue the cause over this summer term. If you prefer doing this, Telegraph me at once." Abraham Lincoln to Adam Adams, 23 June 1853, CW, 2:199.

Lincoln sells at auction at "Court House door" 36 acres of land at northwest edge of Springfield owned by Mrs. Maria L. Bullock. Illinois Journal, 18 June 1853, 19 June 1853.

Saturday, June 25, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receives letter from T. J. Turner about Adams case. Abraham Lincoln to Thomas J. Turner, 27 June 1853, CW, 2:199-200.

Monday, June 27, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln answers letter from T. J. Turner. After further consideration of Logan's proposal for continuance, he hopes Adams will not agree to it. "I have the case fresh in my mind, and therefore wish to keep it going till it is finished." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas J. Turner, 27 June 1853, CW, 2:199-200.