NIU Libraries Digitization Projects
Lincoln/Net Prairie Fire Illinois During the Civil War Illinois During the Gilded Age Mark Twain's Mississippi Back to Digitization Projects Contact Us
BACK

Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Kelly, Joseph J; Moore, C. H. 'Joseph J. Kelly & C. H. Moore to William H. Herndon' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon246.html


Previous section

Next section

189. Joseph J. Kelly & C. H. Moore to William H. Herndon.

Clinton, April 24 1866

Dear Sir,

Your letter of 18th Inst. asking for certain information, relative to Mr. Lincoln's first appearance in this court &c. just received, and with pleasure I furnish you the information asked for, and have also referred your letter to C. H. Moore Esqr, who will add such incidents in relation to Mr. Lincoln as may occur to him, and which doubtless will be interesting.

1st There was no court held in this county in 1838 — the County was not organized until 1839. — Mr. Lincoln first appeared (as of record) at May Term 1840.

2d Mr. Lincoln last appeared at Oct. Term 1859.

3d Two Terms holden in 1840

4th " " " "1859.

5 No resident Atty in 1840. C. H. Moore Esqr became a resident Atty, here in 1841.

6th In 1859 there were the following resident Attys C. H. Moore — L. Weldon — E. H. Palmer — S. F. Lewis — H. S. Greene — H. G. Wismer. [1]

7th. When Mr. Lincoln first appeared there were on the docket 8 crim. causes — 18 common Law causes — and one chancery cause.

When he last appeared (1859) there were 57 crim. 407 Com. Law & 88 chy causes on docket.

Yours Respectfully
Joseph J. Kelly Clerk
Circuit Court.

His first Case was the people vs Turner for Murder, S A Douglas A Lincoln & K Benedict for the defense, Campbell & Colton [2] for the people

-- 247 --

The defendant was acquitted

I cannot tell you any thing but what you know

Moore

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2549; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:284 — 85

-- nts --

Previous section

Next section


Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Kelly, Joseph J; Moore, C. H. 'Joseph J. Kelly & C. H. Moore to William H. Herndon' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon246.html
Powered by PhiloLogic