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Friday, June 1, 1855.+-

Danville, IL.

Court tries Partlow v. Partlow, petition for partition, and finds for plaintiff. Record.

Saturday, June 2, 1855.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln writes and files replication in Clark v. Hoxworth et al.Photocopy.

Sunday, June 3, 1855.+-

Urbana, IL.

Lincoln, Judge David Davis, and attorney Henry C. Whitney check in at a hotel in Urbana. American House Hotel Register, 3 June 1855, Champaign County Historical Archives, Urbana Free Library, Urbana, IL.

Monday, June 4, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

From Nathaniel Hay of Springfield Lincoln buys 2,000 bricks for foundation of fence. Hay's bill is $16. Files of Hay Estate, Probate Court.

Election to fill vacancy on Supreme Court, and on "Maine Law" prohibiting sale of intoxicants is held. Returns are not available, but there can be little question that Lincoln voted.

Thursday, June 7, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Henry C. Whitney: "Logan is worse beaten than any other man ever was since elections were invented—beaten more than 1200 in this county. It is conceded on all hands that the Prohibitory law is also beaten." Abraham Lincoln to Henry C. Whitney, 7 June 1855, CW, 2:313.

Monday, June 11, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Summer term of Sangamon Circuit Court opens with Judge Emerson on bench in place of David Davis. Lincoln & Herndon have 20 cases, 11 of which are dismissed or continued. In most others defendants default, and Lincoln & Herndon secure judgments for their clients. Four of these are for Jacob Bunn, Springfield grocer, and one—$190 in amount—is for Herndon himself. Record.

Lincoln writes agreement filed in Correll et al. v. McDaniel et al. He and Herndon are for defendant. Photocopy.

Tuesday, June 12, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Bunn v. Jackson, in which Lincoln & Herndon represent plaintiff, is tried by court, which finds for plaintiff and awards damages of $451.25. Among their other cases are two criminal actions. In first—indictment for selling whiskey without license—their clients default and their bond is declared forfeit. In second—manslaughter—they file affidavit for continuance, which is allowed. Record.

Wednesday, June 13, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Only one of Lincoln & Herndon's eight cases comes to trial. That is Booth & Allen for use of Booth v. Vandeusen, appeal from justice of peace. Court tries case, and affirms judgment of Justice of Peace Court in sum of $44.10. Lincoln & Herndon represent plaintiff. Record.

Thursday, June 14, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon file pleas in two cases. In third, Robbins et ux. v. Taylor, they argue demurrer. Court takes matter under advisement. Record.

Friday, June 15, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Court overrules Lincoln & Herndon's demurrer in part and sustains it in part. Aside from this, their court work is limited to securing continuances in two cases. Record.

Saturday, June 16, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robbins et ux. v. Taylor is settled by agreement, judgment for $110 and costs entered against defendant, Lincoln's client. Rusk v. Shoup, appeal from justice of peace, is tried by jury of six, which returns verdict for defendant, whom Lincoln & Herndon represent. Pleas are filed in several other cases. Record.

Monday, June 18, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln's court work takes little time. In one case agreement to refer question to master in chancery is made; in second suit master files his report. Record.

Tuesday, June 19, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is one of defendants' solicitors in Correll et al. v. McDaniel et al., suit to break will. Jury tries case, but is unable to agree and is dismissed (see November 30, 1855). Another case, in which Lincoln & Herndon appear for plaintiff, is settled by agreement, defendant paying $35 and costs. Organ and Kessler, defendants in liquor case who defaulted on June 12, 1855, put up $100 for their appearance next term. Record.

Wednesday, June 20, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

One chancery suit, Smith et al. v. Westenberger, is Lincoln & Herndon's court work for day. As solicitors for complainants they file amended bill. Respondent makes no defense, and is ordered to pay complainants $126, and to execute deed for land. Record.

Thursday, June 21, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon file pleas and enter motions in six cases. In seventh, Hall v. Crouch, they argue demurrer which defendant's attorneys filed. Demurrer is overruled, and defendant is given leave to plead. Record.

Friday, June 22, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Ten of Lincoln & Herndon's 12 cases are continued. Two are tried by court. In C. Freeman & Co. v. Tenney & Armington, defendants, whom they represent, are ordered to pay plaintiff $77.93. In Noble v. Gaines, appeal from justice's court, court finds for defendant, their client. Record.

Z. A. Enos, Sangamon County surveyor, completes survey of 36-acre tract near northwest Springfield which Lincoln is handling for Mrs. Maria L. Bullock of Lexington, Ky., Mrs. Lincoln's aunt. Surveyor's Record B, 172.

Saturday, June 23, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, acting for Mrs. Maria Bullock, sells farm land at public auction for sums aggregating $1,427.92¼. Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Maria L. Bullock, 31 August 1855, CW, 2:323-25.

In court, defendants in two chancery suits default, and Lincoln & Herndon secure orders for partition. As complainant's solicitors they dismiss third case, while fourth—their last—is continued. This is final day of summer term. Record.

Monday, June 25, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receives $143.68 in cash from purchasers of Bullock land. Acting as attorney for Mrs. Bullock, he deeds two tracts to purchasers, John Connelley and Nathaniel Hay, taking their notes in payment. Out of cash he pays costs of sale, which aggregate $42.70. Notes Drawn for Nathaniel and John Hay, 25 June 1855, CW, 2:313; Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Maria L. Bullock, 31 August 1855, CW, 2:323-25.

Wednesday, June 27, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln sends Mrs. Bullock certificate of deposit at Clark's Exchange Bank for $101, balance of cash collected Monday. Notes Drawn for Nathaniel and John Hay, 25 June 1855, CW, 2:313; Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Maria L. Bullock, 31 August 1855, CW, 2:323-25.

Friday, June 29, 1855.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln registers at Matteson House. Bloomington National Flag, 6 July 1855.

[Matteson House was shortly afterward called Pike House. Lincoln is probably on his way to Chicago, and stops off in Bloomington. Lincoln's account at Corneau & Diller, drugs, is charged 25¢ for bottle of vermifuge. Pratt, Personal Finances, 151.]