Lincoln Day by Day: A Chronology, 1809-1865 - Vol. 2

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1852

JANUARY 1. Springfield. Lincoln buys $2.81 in merchandise. When Mrs. Lincoln needs two pieces of "Border," she sends neighbor, Edmund G. Johns, painter, to store. Irwin Journal and Ledger.

JANUARY 5. Lincoln, Archibald Williams, E. Peck, W. H. Herndon, Lyman Trumbull, Thomas L. Harris, R. S. Blackwell, G. Edmunds, Jr., and W. I. Ferguson sign call for meeting of citizens Thursday evening to express their views on Louis Kossuth and revolution in Hungary. Register; CW, II, 115.

JANUARY 8. Palmer and Gillespie for plaintiffs and Lincoln and Blackwell for defendant try Tuller et al. v. Voght, appeal from Jersey County, in Supreme Court. At 7 P.M. Kossuth meeting is held. Lincoln states purpose of meeting and he, Trumbull, and others speak. Lincoln is appointed to committee of seven to draw up resolutions. Registers. Mrs. Lincoln buys 2½ yards muslin (46¢) at John Williams' store. H. E. Pratt, 145.

JANUARY 9. Lincoln reports resolutions drawn up by committee. They express sympathy for Hungarian, Irish, and German revolutionists, denounce foreign intervention in domestic troubles, and assert that "it is the right of any people, sufficiently numerous for national independence, to throw off . . . their existing form of government, and to establish such other in its stead as they may choose." Register; CW, II, 115-16.

JANUARY 12. Lincoln and Blackwell lose Tuller et al. v. Voght. Circuit court decided that Tuller was liable for $1,000 damages for broken leg sustained by Voght when he was knocked off his horse by coach and four driven by Tuller's coachman. Supreme Court reverses decision and remands case with permission to Voght to amend his declaration. Record; 13 Ill. 271-77.

JANUARY 15. In Supreme Court Lincoln for plaintiff and Blackwell for defendant try Dorman et ux v,. Yost, appeal from decree of White Circuit Court authorizing administrator to sell real estate of decedent. Lincoln writes and signs assignment of errors. Record; DLC--HW.

JANUARY 16. Markeley et al. v. Ellis (SC), appeal from McLean County, Lincoln and Trumbull for defense, Wead for plaintiff, is continued. Record; Photo. Lincoln buys boots for Robert ($1.75) and 2¾ yards "Black Silk Nett" (56¢), and silk and ribbon ,$2.87) Irwin Journal; H. E. Pratt, 145.

JANUARY 19. Lincoln wins his appeal in Dorman et ux. v. Yost when Supreme Court reverses decision of Circuit Court. Record; 13 Ill. 127-31. Orville H. Browning of Quincy delivers lecture on "The Dignity of Labor"

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Advisory Committee iv
  • Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission v
  • Location Symbols vii
  • Abbreviation of Sources viii
  • 1849 3
  • 1851 46
  • 1852 67
  • 1854 90
  • 1855 136
  • 1857 187
  • 1859 207
  • Glossary of Legal Terms 305
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