DECEMBER 26. [One of the Lincoln boys brings home from John Williams" store a pair of "Linen Kid Gloves." H. E. Pratt, 149.]
DECEMBER 28. "What does the New-York Tribune mean by it's constant eulogising, and admiring, and magnifying Douglas?" Lincoln writes Trumbull from Bloomington, where he is still attending McLean Circuit Court. If the "Tribune" continues to praise him to its thousands of Illinois readers, defections will result. "I am not complaining. I only wish a fair understanding." He also writes to William H. Davenport, client, explaining why Davenport v. Sconce and Don Carlos has been delayed in Vermilion Circuit Court. CW, II, 429-30.
JANUARY 2. Springfield. In U.S. Circuit Court Lincoln files declaration in James Emmett v. James A. Barrett. Plaintiff is suing to collect promissory note for $4,816.61. Files.
JANUARY 4. U.S. Circuit Court convenes with Samuel H. Treat on bench. Lincoln enters motions in several cases. Record. In name of Lincoln & Herndon, he signs order promising to pay G. W. Hawes & Co. $2 on receipt of copy of State "Gazetteer of Illinois" for 1858 and 1859. Privately Owned.
JANUARY 5. To Robert A. Kinzie of Chicago Lincoln writes: "I suppose you are aware that Johnson and Jones are at law about a portion of the made land attached to your addition to Chicago & and [sic] on the North side of the Harbor. I have been engaged, as an attorney on Jones' side; and if you have no objection to do so, I shall be obliged if you will answer the following questions. . . . " CW, II, 430-31. Lincoln writes assignment of errors in Supreme Court case of McDaniel et al. v. Correll et al., signing "Conkling & Lincoln & Herndon." DLC--HW.
JANUARY 6. Lincoln appears in U.S. Circuit Court in two cases. In Taylor and Davis v. Young, he and Davis, defendant's attorneys, confess judgment in sum of one cent damages and costs. In S. C.. Davis & Co. v. Allen and Allen, Lincoln files plaintiff's replication. Record.
JANUARY 7. Lincoln writes and signs petition to review Brundage v. Camp in Sangamon Circuit Court. DLC--HW.
JANUARY 8. In U.S. Circuit Court seven of cases Lincoln is handling for S. C. Davis & Co. of St. Louis come up for trial. In all of them defendants default, and judgments ranging from $700 to more than $5,000 are ob-