WILLIAM H. HENRY 1882 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF AN EAGER LAW STUDENT AT CHADDOCK COLLEGE
QUINCY ILLINOIS IL 1882 Fair+
On offer is an original 1882 handwritten manuscript journal written by a law student at the Chaddock College in Quincy Illinois. The book begins: "Wm. H. Henry's Book Chaddock College, Jan. 11th, 1882. Record of cases give to the "Commercial Law Class" by "Chief Justice Long" and the decisions thereof during the winter term at "Chaddock College." "Will, Ever remember the fun we had in this class and how earnestly we argued. Research suggest this young man becomes a well known Indiana lawyer and member of the Socialist Party of America. Here are some snippets: 1st day, "left mine at home." You Old Man, Ray." A total of thirty-four handwritten pages having to do with the cases regarding; Canal boat damage, custody for a child, medical college donation, flour mill vs. Sheppard & Hopkings Co., broken marriage promise, promissory notes, undertakers case, Net Exchange Bank vs. William Reinhart, stolen horse and carriage, and other contracts. "Chaddock College Law Department, Quincy Ill, 1-14-82 Case 2 The plaintiff who was a merchant doing business in Quincy Ill. On the first day of May 1878 furnished clothing for the defender's child to the amount of $100. It appeared upon the trial that the defendant and his wife had lived unhappy together and that the wife had finely separated from him for good cause on account of ill-treatment. There had been a contest for the custody of their only child, age 10 years which had been awarded by the Supreme Court to the mother. The child continued to live with the mother against the father's will and he was ready to support it at his own house. She had no separate property sufficient for her own and child's support….." "Mock Court Law School Chaddock College Quincy Ill. 1882 Case 6 Miss A. sues B. for breach of promise of marriage alleging that mutual promise to marry on request was made between them on Jan. 1, 1877 and that she had on the 1 day of July 1878 requested the defendant to marry who had refused to do so. To this action B. makes two defenses. First that when the promise was made Miss. A. was under an engagement to marry another person, C. and that the fact of this prior engagement was not communicated to him. Second that when the engagement to the plaintiff was made, B., was in good health but that on the first day of June 1878 he became seriously ill and has so continued up to the time of this action and that on the first day of July last his health did not admit of his _________into the marriage contract with safety to himself and ………" After the cases are pages heading "Thomas W. Henry's Sale Book" There are quite a few names listed here and and research suggest most of them are from the Quincy area. Some of those last names are; Cassidy, Lawrance, Myers, Atkins, Dunlap, Jolley, Breeden, Caldwell, Walker, Reed, West, Brandon, Seaman, Moberly, and more. The journal has a marbled cover but it's not in good condition. The binding is also loose and it looks like there has been slight water damage. It measures about 7 ½" x 9 ½". F+.