Results 17 entries found

Saturday, September 3, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

At auditor's office Lincoln picks up warrant No. 8456, $250, Judge Davis' salary for quarter ending August 30, 1853. Warrant Register, Auditor's Office.

Monday, September 5, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Before departure on circuit, Lincoln has another adjustment made on his buggy, 50ยข iron band. Obed Lewis Account Books.

[Logan Circuit Court begins its session.]

Wednesday, September 7, 1853.+-

Mount Pulaski, IL.

Lincoln gets judgment against G. W. Turley for $116.90. Abraham Lincoln to Lewis M. Hays, 8 September 1853, CW, 2:201-2.

Thursday, September 8, 1853.+-

Mount Pulaski, IL.

Lincoln writes to L. M. Hays asking him how he wishes him to send money awarded in Turley case. "I am following the Circuit," he says, "and shall be at Bloomington, Ills., two weeks, ending on the 24th of this month, from which place I will send you the money, if you will have a letter to reach me there on or before the last named day." Abraham Lincoln to Lewis M. Hays, 8 September 1853, CW, 2:201-2.

Monday, September 12, 1853.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln learns that McLean County is proposing to tax Illinois Central Railroad property. Company offers to retain him. Before accepting he writes to T. R. Webber, clerk of Champaign Circuit Court: "As this will be the same question I have had under consideration for you, . . . you have the prior right to my services; if you choose to secure me a fee something near such as I can get from the other side. The question . . . is the largest law question that can now be got up in the State; and therefore, in justice to myself, I can not afford, if I can help it, to miss a fee altogether." Abraham Lincoln to Thompson R. Webber, 12 September 1853, CW, 2:202.

Tuesday, September 13, 1853.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln writes to Kinkead about Oldham & Hemingway suit: "Your letter . . . has been forwarded to me. . . . The matter now takes me at great disadvantage, in this, that it will cost me more to leave the Circuit . . . and attend to taking proof, than it would to give up the claim. . . . Without a bill of particulars . . . any proof I can possibly take, will be wide of the mark. . . . Can they not be ruled to give a Bill of particulars?"Abraham Lincoln to George B. Kinkead, 13 September 1853, CW, 2:203-4.

Thursday, September 15, 1853.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Hawks, Osborn & Co. v. Major, in which jury was unable to agree April 12, 1853, comes to trial again. Jury finds for plaintiff who is represented by Lincoln and Holmes. Gridley is attorney for defendant. Lincoln secures leave to amend his declaration in Woodworth v. Cox. Record.

Friday, September 16, 1853.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln moves to quash indictment in People v. Hendryx, perjury. His motion is argued and overruled. He then secures change of venue to Champaign County and files bond for defendant's appearance. Record.

Monday, September 19, 1853.+-

Bloomington, IL.

In Buck v. Allin, debt, Lincoln moves for continuance on ground of plaintiff's failure to file copy of instrument sued on within time required by statute. His motion is allowed. Record.

Tuesday, September 20, 1853.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln loses divorce case, William McCorkle v. Nancy McCorkle, when court awards divorce without alimony. Court sets his fee at $15. Record.

Wednesday, September 21, 1853.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln and Orme for defendant secure continuance in Jackson v. Miller, trespass vi et armis. Record.

Lincoln, as counsel, pays all costs except fees of sheriff of Sangamon County in William Florville v. James Allin et al., decree for deed. Judgment Docket III, 3.

Thursday, September 22, 1853.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln writes notice to Oldham & Hemingway, stating that he will take depositions in their suit against him from John T. Stuart at Springfield November 12, 1853, from H. E. Dummer and others at Beardstown November 15, 1853, and from William F. Thornton and others at Shelbyville November 8, 1853. Notice to Thomas Hemingway and Edward Oldham, 22 September 1853, CW, 2:204.

Saturday, September 24, 1853.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys and charges "Opera Flannel" and three collars, two of which cost $3.25 each. Pratt, Personal Finances, 146.]

Monday, September 26, 1853.+-

Metamora, IL.

Five of Lincoln's cases come before Woodford Circuit Court on first day of term. He dismisses one, his opponents dismiss another, and three are continued. Record.

Wednesday, September 28, 1853.+-

Metamora, IL.

Signing Gridley's name, Lincoln writes and files plaintiff's replication in Richardson v. Jennings & Jennings. Photocopy.

Thursday, September 29, 1853.+-

Metamora, IL.

In Adams v. Woodford County, Illinois, appeal, jury finds for plaintiff and assesses his damages at $296.85. Clark and Purple are attorneys for plaintiff, Haskill, Brown, and Lincoln for defendant. Gingrich v. Evans et al. is continued. Record.

Friday, September 30, 1853.+-

Peoria, IL.

Lincoln draws diagram of lands involved in Gingrich v. Evans et al. Below he writes: "I am to get a certificate as to who entered the different parts of the above section and bring to Woodford Circuit Court next term. Sept. 30, 1853." Photocopy.

Lincoln receives letter from Kinkead informing him that bill of particulars has been filed in Oldham case. "I now feel that the case is entirely manage[a]ble," he replies. Abraham Lincoln to George B. Kinkead, 30 September 1853, CW, 2:205.