Results 18 entries found

Saturday, November 1, 1856.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

Thousands attend Fremont and Bissell meeting. "The Hons. A. Lincoln, W. H. Herndon, Swett and others addressed the crowd from different stands." Illinois State Journal, 3 November 1856.

Tuesday, November 4, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Election Day. Lincoln is 226th voter at Poll No. Two. Regardless of mud and cold, disagreeable weather, large crowd turns out. "We heard of a number of fights upon the streets, between drinking rowdies, but around the polls, everything was quiet and decorous." Illinois State Journal, 5 November 1856; Election Returns.

Tuesday, November 11, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receives letter from R. M. Ewing of Petersburg enclosing clipping from "Menard Index" reprinting purported article from N.Y. "Tribune." Article is spurious. Abraham Lincoln to Robert M. Ewing, 12 November 1856, CW, 2:381.

Wednesday, November 12, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Ewing that although "Index" forgery was "very malicious and wicked," he does not believe much can be done about it. "If you had a local paper there to simply denounce it as a forgery, that would be well enough; but I doubt whether anything else can be done with it, to advantage." Abraham Lincoln to Robert M. Ewing, 12 November 1856, CW, 2:381.

Thursday, November 13, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Acting for Mrs. Lincoln's aunt, Maria L. Bullock, Lincoln gives J. F. Amos, administrator of estate of Nathaniel Hay, receipts for $479.79 and $490.50. He deposits $970 to his account at the Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Co. Money is Mrs. Bullock's. Lincoln writes Richard Thorne of Ottawa, reporting victory of state ticket by 6,000 to 7,000 majority. He draws on Thorne for $20 to pay "some little expense bills [that] are on me." Receipts to Joshua F. Amos, 13 November 1856, CW, 2:381; Abraham Lincoln to Richard Thorne, 13 November 1856, CW, 2:381-82.

Friday, November 14, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files declaration and bond for costs in Henderson v. Weed in U.S. Circuit Court. ISLA—Files; NNP—Original.

Monday, November 17, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Fall term of Sangamon Circuit Court commences. Lincoln & Herndon have five cases. Two are dismissed by agreement; three are continued. Record.

Tuesday, November 18, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Ten Lincoln & Herndon cases are called, but only one is contested, Mills et al. v. Whitney & Taylor. Lincoln & Herndon represent plaintiff, White and Shutt defendant. After jury is sworn, evidence presented, and arguments made, plaintiffs take nonsuit. Record.

Lincoln writes S. W. Whitehouse's deposition in James L. Lamb & Co. v. Hill. He writes bond of defendants to support bastard child of Martha A. Morris in People ex rel. Morris v. Meacham. He writes court order. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Photocopy.

Wednesday, November 19, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Murder case comes to trial. Theodore Anderson and Jane Anderson are charged with murder, in May 1856, of George Anderson, uncle of Theodore and husband of Jane. Logan, Lincoln, and Rosette represent Theodore Anderson; Stuart and Edwards, Lewis, and Campbell appear for Jane Anderson. Most of first day of trial is taken up with selection of jury from panel of 240. Illinois State Journal, 20 November 1856, 22 November 1856.

Thursday, November 20, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Testimony in Anderson trial commences. Several witnesses are examined and cross-examined. Illinois State Journal, 22 November 1856.

Friday, November 21, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Anderson trial witnesses are examined with reference to bottle of strychnine found in Theodore Anderson's trunk, and relations between Theodore and Mrs. Anderson. Illinois State Journal, 24 November 1856.

Saturday, November 22, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Jury and counsel visit Anderson home and view spot where Anderson was found dead. Examination of witnesses resumes. Prosecution tries to bring out improper relations between Theodore and Mrs. Anderson, but without success. Illinois State Journal, 25 November 1856.

Monday, November 24, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Linder joins prosecution of Anderson case. Most of day is taken up with examination of Doctors Lord and Fowler, physicians who attended Anderson before his death, and conducted post mortem examination. They testify that they found strychnine in stomach of deceased, but give their opinion that death was caused by blow on head. Illinois State Journal, 26 November 1856.

Curtis J. Norton gives Lincoln power of attorney in Hoppin v. Norton et al.Photocopy.

Lincoln writes to Jonathan Haines, Pekin reaper manufacturer, instructing him how to take depositions of witnesses not present. Abraham Lincoln to Jonathan Haines, 24 November 1856, CW, 2:382.

Tuesday, November 25, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Doctors Ryan and Bell testify that Anderson died of strychnine poisoning. Defense witnesses testify to good character of both defendants, and establish alibi for Theodore. Others testify that Anderson's death was caused by blow on back of head as he emerged from privy. Illinois State Journal, 26 November 1856, 27 November 1856.

Wednesday, November 26, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Phebe Todd, sister of deceased, is star witness for defense. In addition to supporting Theodore's alibi, she testifies that on one night during Anderson's illness, she—not Mrs. Anderson—gave him his medicine. Doctors Wallace and Goltra testify that Anderson was killed by blow. Testimony closes at noon. McWilliams makes opening speech for prosecution. Illinois State Journal, 27 November 1856, 28 November 1856.

"Son" takes home "Glass Lantern," and Lincoln's account with John Williams & Co. is charged $1. Pratt, Personal Finances, 148.

Thursday, November 27, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Arguments in Anderson case continue. Stuart takes up morning and Edwards afternoon, for defense. Illinois State Journal, 28 November 1856.

Friday, November 28, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

McWilliams for state and Lincoln for defense take up entire day in Anderson case. Illinois State Journal, 28 November 1856.

Saturday, November 29, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Not until 9:00 P.M. are arguments in Anderson trial concluded. Logan closes for defense, Linder for prosecution. After deliberating several hours, jury brings in verdict of not guilty. Illinois State Journal, 28 November 1856, 1 December 1856.