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Wednesday, April 17, 1833.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Jacob Bale, Tilman Hornbuckle, and John Close of New Salem serve on the jury in State Bank of Illinois v. Bowling. The jury returns a verdict in favor of the defendant.Record.

Monday, April 17, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Macoupin Circuit Court convenes at Carlinville.]

Tuesday, April 17, 1838.+-

Tremont, IL.

Lincoln, the plaintiff's attorney in Kellogg v. Crain, requests a change of venue to the Peoria County Circuit Court because the judge has participated as an attorney in the case.Record.

Wednesday, April 17, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Sangamon County Circuit Court, Lincoln files a bill for injunction in the case of Ball et al. v. Lockridge et al. Lincoln and John T. Stuart represent plaintiffs Japhet A. Ball, Smith Ball, John S. Ball, and David Black. The plaintiffs are suing Elijah H. Lockridge, Joseph Lockridge, and William A. Lockridge for an injunction to prevent them from executing two judgments against the plaintiffs. In the bill for injunction, Lincoln argues that the Lockridges do not hold the title to a sawmill and a lot that the Balls and Black purchased from them. The plaintiffs seek to stop payments to the defendants until or unless the defendants can prove that they hold a legal title to the property. Stephen A. Douglass, Stephen T. Logan, and John D. Urquhart represent the Lockridges. Bill for Injunction, filed 17 April 1839, Ball et al. v. Lockridge et al., Tokyo Lincoln Center, Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan.

Monday, April 17, 1843.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln attends opening of six-day term of McLean Court. [Springfield elects Whig mayor and aldermen pledged to pay third installment of $16,666.66 due state on $50,000 promised in 1837 when capital was moved to Springfield.Alton Telegraph, 22 April 1843.]

Thursday, April 17, 1845.+-

Metamora, IL.

Woodford Circuit Court opens two-day term. Rice v. Barney, trespass, is dismissed by agreement, each party paying his own costs. Lincoln appears for plaintiff.Record.

Saturday, April 17, 1847.+-

Metamora, IL.

Tabor v. Higginbotham, ejectment suit, is settled by agreement between Peters, attorney for plaintiff, and Lincoln and Merriman for defendant. Record.

Monday, April 17, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes to authorize Committee on Ways and Means to inquire into expediency of repealing all duties on French products provided France will reciprocate with respect to American products. It passes 99-85. He votes to suspend rules to permit introduction of resolution requesting President to inform House whether Gen. Scott has been suspended from his command, and if so, for what reason. It fails.Globe.

Wednesday, April 17, 1850.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln loses People v. Vandeventer when jury finds defendant guilty on charge of assault and battery and court imposes fine of $30 and costs. Record.

Lincoln writes instructions to jury. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, April 17, 1851.+-

Bloomington, IL.

In Fell v. McIntire, ejectment, plaintiff files declaration and defendant's plea, "thereto which issue is joined and case continued." Record.

Saturday, April 17, 1852.+-

Metamora, IL.

In the Woodford County Circuit Court, a jury decides against Abner A. Wolf in the case of Ramsey and Welsh v. Wolf. Lincoln takes the affidavit of Samuel L. Fleming, Wolf's attorney. Later in the day, Fleming asks the court to set aside the verdict, and he files the affidavit in which he argues for a new trial. Judge David Davis continues the case until the fall term. In the case of Taylor v. Sands et al., involving an incomplete land sale, Lincoln and Asahel Gridley represent plaintiff Sylvenus Taylor. Lincoln writes a replication to the defendants' answers, and the parties agree to continue the case until the next term. Affidavit, 17 April 1852, Ramsey and Welsh v. Wolf, Henry Horner Lincoln Collection, IHi, Springfield, IL; Order, 17 April 1852, Ramsey and Welsh v. Wolf, Common Law Record A, 241, Woodford County Circuit Court, Woodford County Courthouse, Eureka, IL; Replication (copy), 17 April 1852, Taylor v. Sands et al., copy files, Henry Horner Lincoln Collection, IHi, Springfield, IL; Decree, c. April 1852, Taylor v. Sands et al., Chancery Record A, 117, Woodford County Circuit Court, Woodford County Courthouse, Eureka, IL.

Monday, April 17, 1854.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Jury is called in another Illinois Central case, but plaintiff drops suit and case is dismissed. Record.

Tuesday, April 17, 1855.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Eighth Circuit Bar reconvenes and Lincoln presents resolution on death of David B. Campbell. Record; Resolutions on the Death of David B. Campbell, [17] April 1855, CW, 2:310-11.

Judge Davis and John T. Stuart make brief remarks, and meeting adjourns. Illinois Journal, 27 April 1855.

Lincoln writes and sends to Clinton papers in DeWitt County case: declaration and praecipe in Dungey v. Spencer. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, April 17, 1856.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Pike v. Shaffer is before court. Defense files affidavit and moves to continue, which is granted. Record.

Saturday, April 17, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the U. S. Circuit Court, Lincoln & Herndon, Orville Hickman Browning, and Nehemiah H. Bushnell file a declaration and a praecipe for the plaintiff Mary Macready in the case of Macready v. Alton, Illinois. Macready is suing the city of Alton for $20,000 in damages. She fell into a hole and injured herself while walking on a sidewalk in Alton. Macready claims that the City allowed "a deep and dangerous excavation to be and remain in one of the public sidewalks." Further, the City did not "warn and notify persons upon said sidewalk, of the excavation." Declaration, Praecipe, filed 17 April 1858, Macready v. Alton, Illinois, Record Group 21, case file 335; Clerk's Docket, 17 April 1858, Macready v. Alton, Illinois, Record Group 21, [Clerk's] General Docket, Vol. 1, fol. 67, U. S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Illinois, both in National Archives and Records Administration, Great Lakes Region, Chicago, IL.

Wednesday, April 17, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Company of Marylanders calls upon President and urges reinforcement of Fort McHenry, Md. N.Y. Times, 18 April 1861.

Lincoln confers with Gen. Scott on matters pertaining to Harper's Ferry, Va., Gosport Navy Yard, Va., and defense of Washington. Scott's Daily Report No. 15, 17 April 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Interviews George T. Whittington of Alexandria, Va., and recommends that Sec. Seward send him to Richmond to "make observations for us." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 17 April 1861, CW, 8:416-17.

Thursday, April 17, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

XML error in Log entry

Friday, April 17, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

Sunday, April 17, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives invitation from William J. Albert, president, Maryland Sanitary Commission Fair, to be his guest while in Baltimore for fair on 18th. Albert to Lincoln, 17 March 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.