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Friday, February 2, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lockridge v. Foster et al. (SC) and Lazell v. Francis (SC) are argued by Robbins for plaintiffs and Lincoln for defendants.Record.

(Logan and Lincoln win Lockridge v. Foster et al. when court affirms judgment of lower court February 10, 1844. 5 Ill. 569.) Lincoln's account is debited 34¢ for 5½ yards calico, and $1.47 for merchandise.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Saturday, February 3, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Wells Colton and Baker for plaintiffs and Lincoln for defendant argue case of Davis v. Harkness et al. before Supreme Court. Case is submitted.Record.

Lincoln deposits $61.50, and borrows $588 from Robert Irwin & Co., signing note for that sum in principal and interest, which is credited to his account.Irwin Ledger.

Monday, February 5, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln makes payment of $750 under contract of January 16, 1844 with Charles Dresser. Sum is to draw 12 per cent interest until Dresser fulfills contract.Record.

Money comes from Lincoln's account; he writes order to seller for $750.Irwin Ledger.

Tuesday, February 6, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Supreme Court affirms judgment of justice of peace court in Lazell v. Francis, argued by Robbins for appellant and Lincoln for appellee on February 2, 1844.Record.

J. S. Martin pays $9.25 into Lincoln's account.Irwin Ledger.

Wednesday, February 7, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Warner & Craig v. Helm et al. (SC), from Madison County, is argued by Strong for plaintiffs. Johnstone v. Weedman (SC), action of trover from DeWitt County, is submitted on briefs and abstracts, by Colton for plaintiff and Lincoln for defendant. Lincoln wins case when two days later judgment of lower court is affirmed.Record; 5 Ill. 495.

Thursday, February 8, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Argument begun yesterday in Warner & Craig v. Helm et al. is continued by Edwards, Stuart, and Martin for defendants and concluded by Lincoln for plaintiffs.Record.

Friday, February 9, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robbins, attorney for plaintiff in Lazell v. Francis, argues motion to have case remanded to lower court. Judgment of justice of peace court had been affirmed February 6, 1844. Lincoln represents defendant. Record.

Lincoln buys 25¢ worth of merchandise.Irwin Ledger.

Saturday, February 10, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan resists motion made yesterday in Lazell v. Francis. Court refuses remand, and overrules Logan's motion to amend judgment in relation to costs in Spear v. Campbell (SC). McDonald v. Fithian et al., and Davis v. Harkness, are taken under advisement. Decree of lower court is later affirmed in both cases.Record; 6 Ill. 173-269.

Monday, February 12, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys pair of socks for Robert, aged six months, for 13¢.Irwin Ledger.

Logan & Lincoln, for plaintiffs in Klein v. Irwin et al., and Irwin et al. v. Bell et al., file petitions for partition. Defendants are notified to appear at March term of the Sangamon County Circuit Court.Sangamo Journal, 15 February 1844.

[William H. Herndon writes to John J. Hardin in Washington: "We have had several Whig meetings in Springfield lately and they seem to have carried enthusiasm to its highest pitch.... At these `Clay Clubs' we sing old songs for `gallant Harry' and this with eloquent speaking from Logan, Lincoln and Baker You may well imagine the effect.... we have a meeting once or twice a week and we intend to keep them up till November.... I know that if you were in Morgan all would go well but I fear that the people of Morgan have lost what they are not able to replace. I know how this goes if Baker or Lincoln is missing at our meetings. It seems that something is lost." John J. Hardin Papers, Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL.]

Tuesday, February 13, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files petition in Klein v. Irwin et al.Photocopy.

Wednesday, February 14, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Richard S. Thomas of Virginia that he can find only one copy of President's message in town and that in state library. "If alive and well, I am sure to be with you on the 22nd. I will meet the trio of mighty adversaries you mention, in the best manner I can."Abraham Lincoln to Richard S. Thomas, 14 February 1844, CW, 1:332.

Thursday, February 15, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

"Mrs. Mosley" buys dollar's worth of nails and charges to Lincoln's account.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Friday, February 16, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Simeon Ryder about his chancery suit against Daniel Stringer and heirs of Edward Mitchell. On November 30, 1843, Logan & Lincoln obtained decree against Stringer in favor of Ryder for former's debt of $300 with interest at 7 per cent from January 1, 1836.Abraham Lincoln to Simeon Ryder, 16 February 1844, CW, 1:332.

[Illustrative of feeling between Whigs and Democrats in Springfield are these lines from Register: "Lincoln, another member of the Junto . . . is our jester and mountebank. . . . We have had him appointed a candidate for Clay elector. This we hope will buy him off from being a candidate for Congress. . . . We intend to send Lincoln to Linder's county (Coles) to make speeches. Lincoln is a long-legged varmint, and great at jumping . . . out of the windows of the State House. . . . He can make a speech which is all length and height like himself, and no breadth or thickness."]

Saturday, February 17, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws $15 cash from his account for pocket money.Irwin Ledger.

Tuesday, February 20, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys $100 bond of city of Springfield to finance payment of state house subscription.Bond Record Book.

Wednesday, February 21, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

"Baker, Lincoln, Logan and Stuart are making speeches every night at some one of the precincts in our County to crowded houses; we confidently expect to give 1000 majority in Sangamon County for Clay. . . . Logan and Lincoln address a meeting at Virginia tomorrow."William Butler to Hardin, John J. Hardin Papers, Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL.

Thursday, February 22, 1844.+-

Virginia, IL.

Whig meeting is held in court house in afternoon. Lincoln's speech in reply to Judge Pearson, dealing mainly with currency and bank issues, is applauded. Lincoln probably attends another meeting in evening.Sangamo Journal, 28 March 1844; Speeches in Virginia, Illinois, 22 February 1844, CW, 1:332-33.

A Virginia Van Buren man described Lincoln's speech in letter to "Register": " `Aunt Becky' felt it her duty to deliver herself of a soul stirring harangue. She opened her wise head—`broke up the fountains of the great deep' of natal depravity; and rained `a horrible tempest' of billingsgate, and vulgar party vituperation on the devoted head of Van Buren." After another speech, " `Aunt Becky' [Lincoln's 1842 nom de plume] kindly dismissed the coons till 9 o'clock next morning, when—dear old pious soul—she would like to hold a sort of love feast with them."Register, 15 March 1844.

Friday, February 23, 1844.+-

Virginia, IL.

"On the morning of the 23rd, addresses were received from Mr. Killpatrick and Mr. Lincoln. They portrayed the absurdities of locoism and the soundness of Whig principles."Sangamo Journal, 28 March 1844.

Saturday, February 24, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has trunk rack of his buggy repaired ($1) at carriage shop.Obed Lewis Account Books.

Wednesday, February 28, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes praecipe and bond for plaintiff in Johnson v. Wickersham. Photocopy.