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Wednesday, October 1, 1834.+-

Monmouth, IL.

Peter Van Bergen files plat of New Boston, which Lincoln surveyed, with Warren County recorder and pays $6 fee. [Lincoln is probably with Van Bergen.] Warren County Entry Book, 1:38-39, Warren County Courthouse, Monmouth, IL.

Monday, October 1, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

On unspecified day this month Stuart & Lincoln collect $250 fee from Allen and Stone in case against R. W. Center, evidently settled out of court.Clipping from Stuart & Lincoln cash book; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, October 1, 1839.+-

Tremont, IL.

Lincoln writes and files affidavit of Alexander H. Kellogg, defendant, in Ware v. Kellogg. He writes, signs, and files defendants' pleas and answer in Kimball Dow v. Riley Averill & Alfred Lowell.Photocopy.

Saturday, October 1, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln have 13 bankrupt petitions in the U.S. District Court. Several are not heard until Monday.Record.

Wednesday, October 1, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Mrs. Lincoln buys six yards domestic ($1), 2 spools thread (13¢), and has her seamstress pick them up at Irwin's store, together with $5.72 in groceries.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

[Champaign Circuit Court convenes for one-day term at Urbana.]

Thursday, October 1, 1846.+-

Clinton, IL.

DeWitt Circuit Court convenes for two-day term. In Bushnell et al. v. Knapp, bill is filed showing original claimant has left state. Record.

Friday, October 1, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL?

"If you will let Mr. E. G. Johns have any amount of oil not exceeding ten dollars in value," writes Lincoln to Messrs. Converse & Priest, "I will pay you the money for it in three months from date."Abraham Lincoln to Converse & Priest, 1 October 1847, CW, 1:405.

[Johns was Springfield house painter.]

Sunday, October 1, 1848.+-

Buffalo, NY and En route?

Globe embarks for Chicago, give or take one day. Distance to Chicago is 1047 miles, and can be covered in 60 hours. That is "record" time, by shortest distance, and Globe goes out of its way to Milwaukee.St. Louis Gazette, 9 July 1839.

Monday, October 1, 1849.+-

Bloomington, IL.

McLean Circuit Court convenes. Lincoln is given leave to amend complainant's bill in Allin v. Allin, divorce. Record.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys second half gallon of vinegar, for 12¢. Bunn Journal.]

Wednesday, October 1, 1851.+-

Bloomington, IL.

"Circuit C. is now in session," observes Whig. "The following are the lawyers in attendance: Lincoln & Campbell, Spg.; W. Parker, Pekin; Emerson, Wait, Post & Burr of Decatur; C. H. Moore, Clinton; A. Gridley, Wm. H. Holmes, J. M. Scott, J. H. Wickizer, A. McWilliams, Wm. H. Hanna & ____ Hill of Bloomington. We understand the docket is small, & very little business to do."

Friday, October 1, 1852.+-

Bloomington, IL.

In Brown et al. v. Sanford & Booth, decided September 27, 1852, court orders that plaintiffs recover debts of $26 and $135 owed to defendant Booth. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Record.

[Lincoln subscribes to projected Illinois State University one scholarship ($300). He later pays $18 interest per year rather than pay pledge. IHi—Journal, XXXI, 58-59.]

Monday, October 1, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

U.S. Court for Southern District of Illinois holds its first session, with Samuel Treat on bench. Lincoln has one case, Doyle et al. v. Lewis et al.. He and Stephen T. Logan represent complainants, Stuart and Edwards defendants. Attorneys agree to continuance. Record.

Wednesday, October 1, 1856.+-

En route to Alton, IL.

Friday, October 1, 1858.+-

Pittsfield, IL.

In afternoon Lincoln is driven in wagon drawn by six black horses from Ross home to town square, where he speaks for two hours. ISLA—Statement of W. C. Dickson, 5 August 1928, Ms.

After meeting, Calvin Jackson, photographer, makes two ambrotypes of him. Frederick H. Meserve, The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln (New York: privately printed, 1911), 46.

Tradition has it that Lincoln and J. K. Moore start for Naples, and spend night at home of Aaron Tyler. ISLA—Letter of E. S. Hoyt, 3 March 1929.

Saturday, October 1, 1859.+-

Beloit, WI and Janesville, WI.

Lincoln arrives at Beloit at noon, and speaks at Hanchett's Hall. In evening he makes speech in Janesville. Beloit Journal, 5 October 1859; Janesville Gazette, 4 October 1859; Speech at Beloit, Wisconsin, 1 October 1859, CW, 3:482-84; Speech at Janesville, Wisconsin, 1 October 1859, CW, 3:484-86; Wisconsin Hist. Coll., XIV, 134.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys 5 pounds sugar and five pounds coffee at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 159.]

Monday, October 1, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Seward, on tour of west, passes through Springfield. Lincoln is one of crowd at station to meet him, and they chat briefly. Crowd cheers both. Illinois State Journal, 2 October 1860.

Charge that Lincoln had slandered Jefferson is still circulating. To J. H. Reed, Aledo, Ill. editor, Lincoln sends emphatic denial. Abraham Lincoln to James H. Reed, 1 October 1860, CW, 4:124-25.

Tuesday, October 1, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President in cabinet meeting. Attorney General Bates complains of "lack of system in running government." Cabinet meets almost daily with Generals Scott and McClellan in regular attendance. Bates, Diary; N.Y. Times, 13 October 1861.

Lincoln is reading Moncure D. Conway's book, The Rejected Stone: or Insurrection vs. Resurrection in America, sent to him by Senator Charles Sumner (Mass.). Moncure D. Conway, Autobiography, Memoirs, and Experiences of Moncure Daniel Conway, 2 vols. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1904), 1:341.

Prepares memorandum for plan of campaign, to be conducted simultaneously with movement against Carolina coast, "to seize and hold a point on the Railroad connecting Virginia and Tennesse, [sic] near the Mountain pass called Cumberland Gap." Memorandum for a Plan of Campaign, [c. 1 October 1861], CW, 4:544-45.

Wednesday, October 1, 1862.+-

Harper's Ferry, VA.

At 6 A.M. President and party leave on special train to visit headquarters of Army of Potomac and battlefields in vicinity of Antietam, Md. Party consists of Gen. McClernand, Capt. Wright Rives of McClernand's staff, Marshal Lamon, Ozias M. Hatch, Illinois politician, John W. Garrett, president of B. & O. Railroad, and others. Arrives Harper's Ferry at noon. Maj. Lawrence Kip and Capt. Samuel S. Sumner escort President to Gen. Sumner's headquarters. In afternoon Gen. McClellan arrives from camp and with President reviews troops at Bolivar Heights. Lincoln spends night in Harper's Ferry. Lamon, Recollections, 147-48; LL, No. 1277; Official Records—Armies 1, XIX, pt. 1, 10; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 3 October 1862, 2d ed., 1:6.

Sends letter of congratulation to King William I of Prussia on birth of grandson. Abraham Lincoln to William I, 1 October 1862, CW, 5:448-49.

Thursday, October 1, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President sets forth duties of Gen. Schofield in command in Missouri: 1. Advance efficiency of military establishment. 2. Arrest individuals and suppress newspapers when they are working injury to military. 3. Remove inhabitants en masse at own discretion. 4. Do not engage in returning fugitive slaves nor in enticing slaves from their homes. 5. Allow no one to enlist Negro troops except upon orders. 6. Allow no one to confiscate property except upon orders. 7. Allow only those qualified under Missouri laws to vote. 8. So far as practicable, expel guerrillas, marauders, and murderers. Abraham Lincoln to John M. Schofield, 1 October 1863, CW, 6:492-93.

President's nephew, John Todd Grimsley, fails to meet entrance requirements at Naval Academy. Washington Chronicle, 2 October 1863.

Sen. Sherman (Ohio) and Judge David K. Cartter visit Lincoln in support of delegation from Missouri and Kansas. Butler, Correspondence, 3:116.

Lincoln writes Gov. Bradford (Md.): "Please be here in person at 12. M. Saturday to fix up definitely in writing" the matter about slaves of loyal Marylanders being enlisted along with other Negroes. Abraham Lincoln to Augustus W. Bradford, 1 October 1863, CW, 6:491.

Advises Sec. Usher: "I suppose [Newton] Edmunds [chief clerk in surveyor general's office for Dakota Territory] better be appointed Governor of Dakota." Abraham Lincoln to John P. Usher, 1 October 1863, CW, 6:494-95.

Saturday, October 1, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Calls on Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles at Navy Dept. regarding Rear Adm. Farragut's station in Gulf. Welles, Diary.

Issues order of thanks to 100-day troops from Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Washington Chronicle, 14 October 1864.

Promises Acting Sec. Otto to urge Congress to recognize claims for credit to purchase supplies for refugee Indians in Kansas. Abraham Lincoln to William T. Otto, 1 October 1864, CW, 8:34.