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357. Stephen T. Logan (William H. Herndon Interview).

[1865 — 66]

Judge Logan

Says — In the great debate in 1839 in the 2d Presbyterian Church — the time when Lincoln made his published Speech to be seen in the Sangamon Journal of Mch 1840. that he — Logan — Baker — Lincoln & Browning as whigs had a debate with — S. A. Douglas — Calhoun. Lamborn & J. B. Thomas, as democrats —

L. further Says — Lincoln & Calhoun — Logan & Campbell held an other debate in the Court House in Hoffman's row as whigs, in 1844, against Calhoun & Campbell as Democrats. The subject was the Tariff — Clay &c — The Speeches of 1839 were on Van Buren and the Sub Treasury — &c — all of which he thinks —

Judge Logan Says — I was Judge of the Cir Court of Sangamon Co. in 1855 — held to about 1838 — resigned — Elected again in 1839 & held the office about two Months — resigned (see 1st Scammon at beginning of the vol where the dates Can be Seen Herndon)

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2695; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:206 — 7



1. A mistake for 1835.

2. A listing of all Illinois Supreme Court justices, circuit judges, and attorneys general from 1818 to 1840: J. Young Scammon, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois (1840).

3. On the back of the document: (note — White says he was Elected 6th day of May 1857 — Judge Rices Curcuit made in 1857).