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

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1857

JANUARY 2. Springfield. Lincoln gives Nathaniel Coffin receipt for fees for legal services to Illinois College. ISLA--Files.

JANUARY 4. Republican members of legislature caucus in Lincoln & Herndon office. Phillips, 104.

JANUARY 5. [Legislature and U.S. Circuit Court convene in Springfield.]

JANUARY 6. Lincoln writes testimonial for "American Statesmen," new book handed to him by T. V. Webb, canvasser for Derby, & Miller, New York, publishers. Lincoln & Herndon subscribed to book. CW, II, 388. [ Springfield session of Supreme Court commences.]

JANUARY 7. In U.S. Circuit Court Lincoln files plaintiff's declaration in Baker v. Baker. B. S. Edwards for defendant confesses to judgment for $1,300, amount of debt, plus $48.07 damages and costs. On motion of plaintiff's attorneys, Lincoln and Smith, new trial is granted in Coffin v. Palmer et al., ejectment. Record. Lincoln buys and charges $1 pair of slippers at John Williams & Co. H. E. Pratt, 148.

JANUARY 10. In Eddy, et al. v. Handsby et al. in U.S. Circuit Court, plaintiffs file declaration alleging nonpayment of promissory note for $1,384-20. Lincoln appears for defendants, files power of attorney, and confesses judgment in sum of $895.21. Court orders that plaintiff recover this amount from defendant. On Lincoln's motion, Henderson v. Weed is dismissed by agreement, at defendant's costs. Record.

JANUARY 12. William H. Bissell, first Republican governor of Illinois, is inaugurated. Evening celebration is held. Gustave Koerner makes first speech. Lincoln is among those who follow him. "The speeches were all characterized by great good feeling, and the enthusiasm of the audience often vented itself in rounds of applause." Illinois State Journal, Jan. 13.

JANUARY 13. In Tallman v. Harvey, ejectment case in U.S. Court, Lincoln and Clark file plaintitts declaration. On their motion defendant is ruled to plead in 20 days. Original owned by James A. Jones, Springfield, III.

JANUARY 14. Lincoln writes and files affidavit of S. R. Rowan, defendant in case in U.S. Court. Affiant says that when he was shown papers in case he saw no bond for costs, and that Lincoln and John A. McClernand are his attorneys. Ibid. "Son" is sent to John Williams store for two 25¢ cards of buttons. H. E. Pratt, 148.

JANUARY 16. Lincoln mails affidavit to circuit clerk at Bloomington to be

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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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