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Monday, April 2, 1855.+-

Lincoln, IL.

[No Logan Circuit Court records for this term are known to exist, but Lincoln's presence at spring term is shown by his letters of March 16, 1855 and July 27, 1855 to A. L. Brewer. Abraham Lincoln to Anson L. Brewer, 16 March 1855, CW, 2:308-9; Abraham Lincoln to Anson L. Brewer, 27 July 1855, CW, 2:315-16.]

Monday, April 9, 1855.+-

Bloomington, IL.

McLean Circuit Court opens with meeting of bar called in consequence of death of D. B. Campbell, state's attorney. John T. Stuart is chosen chairman, W. W. Orme secretary. On Lincoln's motion, committee of A. Lincoln, A. Gridley, C. H. Moore, John Clark, and A. H. Saltonstall is instructed to draft resolutions. Record.

Tuesday, April 10, 1855.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln attends to cases for Illinois Central. Abraham Lincoln to James F. Joy, 14 September 1855, CW, 2:325; Abraham Lincoln to James F. Joy, 19 September 1855, CW, 2:326.

Wednesday, April 11, 1855.+-

Bloomington, IL.

One Illinois Central case in which Lincoln appears is Bishop v. Illinois Central RR, decided against company April 20, 1854. New trial was granted, and case is continued. Record.

Tuesday, April 17, 1855.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Eighth Circuit Bar reconvenes and Lincoln presents resolution on death of David B. Campbell. Record; Resolutions on the Death of David B. Campbell, [17] April 1855, CW, 2:310-11.

Judge Davis and John T. Stuart make brief remarks, and meeting adjourns. Illinois Journal, 27 April 1855.

Lincoln writes and sends to Clinton papers in DeWitt County case: declaration and praecipe in Dungey v. Spencer. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, April 19, 1855.+-

Bloomington, IL.

In Ward & Miller v. Illinois Central RR, jury is sworn, and defendant's attorneys dismiss appeal. Record.

Saturday, April 21, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, signing firm name, writes and files praecipe in Lewis v. Dawson et al. in Sangamon Circuit Court. Photocopy.

Monday, April 23, 1855.+-

Metamora, IL.

Woodford Circuit Court convenes for three days. Lincoln has one case—Gowen for use of William S. Denman & Co. v. Bilder, appeal—and that is settled by agreement. Judgment for $86.60 is entered in favor of plaintiff, his client, and execution stayed for 90 days. Record.

Tuesday, April 24, 1855.+-

Metamora, IL.

Lincoln has seven cases, six of which come to trial. He loses two tried by juries, while three of four tried by court are decided against his clients. Seventh case is settled by agreement, with judgment for $34.18 in favor of Lincoln's client. Record.

Wednesday, April 25, 1855.+-

Metamora, IL.

Lincoln, representing defendant, wins trespass suit before jury. As solicitor for petitioner he also dismisses divorce case. Record.

He writes summary of Coventry & Warwickshire Bank v. Whorrall. Photocopy.

Thursday, April 26, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes, and signs with 30 attorneys, endorsement of Stephen A. Corneau as Supreme Court clerk. Endorsement of Stephen A. Corneau, 26 April 1855, CW, 2:311.

Saturday, April 28, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has $7 worth of repairs made on buggy (new shaft, singletree and bar, repairing shaft iron, setting four tires, repairing seat) at Lewis' carriage shop. Obed Lewis Account Books.

Monday, April 30, 1855.+-

Pekin, IL.

Spring term of Tazewell Circuit Court commences. Only two of Lincoln's cases are called. In one defendant defaults and writ of scire facias is issued; in other, Lincoln and Parker, representing plaintiff, dismiss suit at their client's costs. Record.

Lincoln writes and signs "Saltonstall & Lincoln" to cross-bill in Lucy Matthews v. Josiah Matthews. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.