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Wednesday, April 1, 1857.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Day is taken up with examination of witnesses in Wyant case. Bloomington Pantagraph, 15 April 1857.

[In Springfield, Lincoln's buggy is repaired at his carriage shop. Obed Lewis Account Books.]

Thursday, April 2, 1857.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Again examination of witnesses occupies court for entire day. Bloomington Pantagraph, 15 April 1857.

Friday, April 3, 1857.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Arguments commence in Wyant case. Hogg opens for prosecution and Orme and Swett follow for defendant. Court adjourns before Swett finishes. Bloomington Pantagraph, 15 April 1857.

Saturday, April 4, 1857.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Swett speaks all morning. Lincoln, making concluding argument for prosecution, commences at one o'clock and does not finish until six, when case is given to jury. Shortly after midnight jury returns verdict of acquittal. Bloomington Pantagraph, 15 April 1857; Sherman D. Wakefield, How Lincoln Became President: The Part Played by Bloomington, Illinois, and Certain of Its Citizens in Preparing Him for the Presidency and Securing his Nomination and Election (New York: Wilson-Erickson, 1936), 74-78.

Monday, April 6, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

For Jesse K. Dubois, auditor, Lincoln writes legal opinion on duty of auditor under new bank law passed at last session of legislature. Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois, 6 April 1857, CW, 2:393.

Mrs. Lincoln buys and charges 16 pounds cotton batting. Pratt, Personal Finances, 148.

Tuesday, April 7, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Herndon, and prominent Missouri politician—probably Frank Blair—have conversation in Lincoln's office regarding Republicanism in border states in 1860. They plan to have Republican party endorsed by "Missouri Democrat" of St. Louis, then by Louisville "Journal," then by some paper, to be selected later, in Virginia. Joseph F. Newton, Lincoln and Herndon (Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1910), 114, 124.

Monday, April 13, 1857.+-

Metamora, IL.

Lincoln writes report of commissioners and court decree in Saltonstall v. Saltonstall et al.Photocopy.

Tuesday, April 14, 1857.+-

Metamora, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys $3.31 worth of calico and chintz. Pratt, Personal Finances, 148.]

Wednesday, April 15, 1857.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln draws up agreement between Benjamin S. Prettyman and Thomas Snell settling suits pending in Tazewell Circuit Court. Photocopy.

Tuesday, April 21, 1857.+-

Urbana, IL.

Lincoln writes to Thomas Meharry of Pleasant Hill, Ind., giving opinion of Meharry's claim to land in Vermilion and Champaign County. Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Meharry, 21 April 1857, CW, 2:393-94.

Wednesday, April 22, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln returns to Springfield, arriving during evening. Illinois State Journal, 24 April 1857.

Thursday, April 23, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

The case of Browning v. Springfield, Illinois, is back in the Sangamon County Circuit Court, where the court hears "the argument of counsel" after which the court takes "time to consider" the matter. While walking in Springfield, plaintiff Oliver Browning fell and broke his leg. He retained Abraham Lincoln and William Herndon and sued the city for neglecting to keep its streets in repair. The jury found for the city, and Browning appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court, which reversed and remanded the judgment back to the circuit court. Opinion, December 1855 Term, Browning v. Springfield, Illinois, Journal & Opinion Record SC CGD 1855-1861, 55-59, Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Order, 23 April 1857, Browning v. Springfield, Illinois, Record P, 1856-1857, 402, Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois State Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL; Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 24 April 1857, 2:3.

Friday, April 24, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln participates in two cases in Circuit Court. In Stigleman, Johnson & Co. v. Paddleford & Norton, jury of inquiry assesses damages of plaintiffs, whom Lincoln & Herndon represent, at $1,504.55. In chancery case, McGraw v. Adams et al., exceptions are ordered filed by April 30, 1857. Lincoln & Herndon appear for complainant. Illinois State Journal, 25 April 1857.

Saturday, April 25, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln makes last stand in Correll et al. v. McDaniel et al., will case in which jury found against him November 30, 1855. On technical grounds, Lincoln & Herndon resist complainants' motion to enter decree, but their objections are overruled. Illinois State Journal, 27 April 1857.

Lincoln writes court order. Photocopy.

Monday, April 27, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes agreement filed in Correll et al. v. McDaniel et al., signing "Conkling, Lincoln & Herndon for defts for whom they have filed answer." Photocopy.

Thursday, April 30, 1857.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln writes part of indictment in People v. Littler. Original owned by King Hostick, Springfield, Ill.