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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Treat, Judge Samuel; Davis, Judge David. 'Judges Samuel Treat and David Davis (William H. Herndon Notes)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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381. Judges Samuel Treat and David Davis (William H. Herndon Notes) [1].

[1865 — 66]

Judge Treat

Judge Treats Circuit was Called 8 Judicial curcuit —

Was appointed District Court 1855

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Appointed Cir Judge in 1838 — 14 Counties
Judge of Supm Court 1841 —
Supm Judge 1848

Judge Davis Succeeded Judge Treat
Lincolns 1s appearance

England vs. Clrk [2]

Judge Treats time actually on the Bench was 6 Mo — on an average — Each year

Sometimes 5 Mondays in a Week — Lincoln didn't Come — we did

Want of will — want of Administrative ability; he did not fully foresee all — : he did not organize by a solid plan: hence his Adm didn't run smooth — Had no foresight — no Care for the future. He was frequently seen in the Street hunting wood — Hay and when asked &c would say it is not my way

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3980; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:184

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Treat, Judge Samuel; Davis, Judge David. 'Judges Samuel Treat and David Davis (William H. Herndon Notes)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon483c.html
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