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Saturday, September 1, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Concerned about failure of associate counsel in McCormick v. Talcott et al. to keep him informed of developments, Lincoln writes Manny & Co., asking whether case is to be heard September 20, 1855, as originally planned. Abraham Lincoln to John H. Manny and Company, 1 September 1855, CW, 2:325.

To secure loan made Tuesday, Isaac Lindsay and wife give Lincoln mortgage on two lots in business section of Springfield. Mortgage Record 1, 69.

Lincoln buys box of pills from his druggist. Pratt, Personal Finances, 151.

Monday, September 3, 1855.+-

[Lincoln, IL.

Logan Circuit Court convenes.]

Tuesday, September 4, 1855.+-

[Lincoln, IL.

[Sometime during week Lincoln tries Kelly v. Evans, in regard to which he wrote A. L. Brewer March 11, 1855. Defendant contests case, but Lincoln obtains judgment for his client for full amount. Abraham Lincoln to Anson L. Brewer, 5 November 1855, CW, 2:327.]

Wednesday, September 5, 1855.+-

[Lincoln, IL.

Lincoln attends sheriff's sale resulting from Stigleman et al. v. Bruce. He writes memorandum of sales. Photocopy.

Thursday, September 6, 1855.+-

Carlinville, IL.

Lincoln has important case in Macoupin Circuit Court, brought from St. Clair County on change of venue, Clark & Morrison v. Page et al.. Trumbull and Koerner represent complainants, Lincoln and Underwood defendants, St. Louis bankers and financiers. Lincoln writes order of court which gives both parties leave to amend their pleas filed and continues case (see February 18, 1856). Record; Files.

Monday, September 10, 1855.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[Forecasting his autumn activities to Love-joy August 11, 1855, Lincoln wrote: "I can be seen . . . at Bloomington at any time from the 10th. to the 17th. of September."]

Tuesday, September 11, 1855.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln has trespass case in McLean Circuit Court, Goff v. Illinois Central RR. By agreement case is submitted to court. Court takes it under advisement. Damages of $275 are later awarded plaintiff. Record.

Wednesday, September 12, 1855.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln writes and sends to Metamora bond in Moore v. Clark, signing "Gridley & Lincoln for appellant." Photocopy.

Friday, September 14, 1855.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln draws on James F. Joy, through Theron Pardee, for $150. This represents fee of $10 each for 15 cases against Illinois Central which Lincoln had handled in McLean and DeWitt counties since September 1854. Abraham Lincoln to James F. Joy, 14 September 1855, CW, 2:325.

Saturday, September 15, 1855.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[Lincoln's account with Corneau & Diller, drugs, is charged 75¢ for box of "Lubins Extract" and 40¢ for box of "Ox Marrow." Pratt, Personal Finances, 151.]

Monday, September 17, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes court order in Jane Allen v. Robert Allen Jr.Photocopy.

He then leaves for Cincinnati.

Tuesday, September 18, 1855.+-

En route.

Wednesday, September 19, 1855.+-

Cincinnati, OH.

Lincoln writes to James F. Joy of Illinois Central Railroad, who has responded to Lincoln's September 14, 1855 draft on company as though he never heard of Lincoln. Joy telegraphed Lincoln on 17th, who received it at railroad depot. "I ran to the Telegraph office and answered briefly, and was near being left by the cars." He recapitulates his railroad services. "The charge I made was very reasonable." Abraham Lincoln to James F. Joy, 19 September 1855, CW, 2:326.

Thursday, September 20, 1855.+-

Cincinnati, OH.

[McCormick v. Manny, set for hearing at Cincinnati to suit Judge McLean, commences. Distinguished counsel represent both parties—Edward M. Dickerson and Reverdy Johnson for McCormick; George Harding, Edwin M. Stanton , and Lincoln for Manny. Lincoln is prepared to make strong effort to win case. William M. Dickson, "Abraham Lincoln at Cincinnati," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 69 (June 1884):62.]

Friday, September 21, 1855.+-

Cincinnati, OH.

[Harding and Stanton , unfavorably impressed with Lincoln's appearance, ignore him, and he does not participate in trial. Though feeling rebuff keenly, he remains in Cincinnati approximately a week. "Freed from any care in the law case that brought him here, it was to him a week of relaxation," wrote his host, William M. Dickson, Cincinnati lawyer and husband of Mrs. Lincoln's cousin. William M. Dickson, "Abraham Lincoln at Cincinnati," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 69 (June 1884):62.]

Saturday, September 22, 1855.+-

Cincinnati, OH.

[Lincoln visits points of interest in Cincinnati. One such is estate of Nicholas Longworth, where he becomes interested in grounds and conservatories. He meets Longworth, who has no idea of his visitor's identity. William M. Dickson, "Abraham Lincoln at Cincinnati," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 69 (June 1884):62.]

Monday, September 24, 1855.+-

Cincinnati, OH.

[One day Lincoln spends visiting suburbs of Cincinnati—Walnut Hills, Mount Auburn, Clifton, and Spring Grove Cemetery. He becomes interested in statuary on large estate he visits, and is mortified that he cannot identify one. William M. Dickson, "Abraham Lincoln at Cincinnati," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 69 (June 1884):62.

In Springfield, estate of Dempsey Tucker pays Lincoln & Herndon $10 for services. Probate File.]

Tuesday, September 25, 1855.+-

Cincinnati, OH.

[Another day Lincoln devotes to county and city courts, spending entire morning in Room No. 1 of Superior Court, where eccentric jurist and wit, Bellamy Storer, presides. Lincoln enjoys proceedings immensely and says tohis companion: "I wish we had that judge in Illinois. I think he would share with me the fatherhood of the legal jokes of the Illinois bar." William M. Dickson, "Abraham Lincoln at Cincinnati," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 69 (June 1884):62.]

Wednesday, September 26, 1855.+-

Cincinnati, OH.

[This is probably day on which Lincoln leaves for home. He says to his hostess: "You have made my stay here most agreeable, and I am a thousand times obliged to you; but in reply to your request for me to come again I must say to you I never expect to be in Cincinnati again. I have nothing against the city, but things have so happened here as to make it undesirable for me ever to return." William M. Dickson, "Abraham Lincoln at Cincinnati," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 69 (June 1884):62.]