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Tuesday, February 10, 1835.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln votes to table bills providing for education of orphan children, and for killing wolves. He votes for Jesse B. Thomas, Jr., Democrat, who is elected attorney general, and for John J. Hardin for states' attorney, first judicial district, who is defeated by Stephen A. Douglas.House Journal.

Friday, February 10, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln votes against act to forbid circulation of state bank notes smaller than $5. He writes and reports from committee on Finance bill to relocate part of state road from Springfield to Lewiston. It is read twice and ordered engrossed.House Journal; Photocopy; Bill Introduced in Illinois Legislature to Relocate part of a State Road from Springfield to Lewiston, [10 February 1837], CW, 1:71-72.

Saturday, February 10, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

["Journal" contains column of letters (one signed W. L. May), expressing same strictures on Douglas' nomination for Congress found in Lincoln's two letters signed "A Conservative," which appeared January 27, 1838 and February 3, 1838. Lincoln is probably author of all except that signed by May.IHi—Journal, XXIX, 136.]

Monday, February 10, 1840.+-

Peoria, IL.

All day Whig "Festival" closes with dinner at Clinton House. Lincoln is praised for fearlessly and eloquently exposing iniquities of subtreasury scheme in his address.Peoria Register, 15 February 1840.

Wednesday, February 10, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Bill authorizing debtors to discharge indebtedness in Illinois internal improvement scrip is passed 57-33, Lincoln voting aye. His name appears on seven roll calls resulting from moves of Whig members to forestall passage of new judiciary bill, council of revision having vetoed act. Bill finally passes 46-43.House Journal.

Thursday, February 10, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln give notice to defendant that writ to attachment has been sued out in Sangamon Circuit Court in Beebe v. Dunn. Several lots in Athens, Illinois are described in attachment.Sangamo Journal, 10 February 1842.

Friday, February 10, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Martin and B. S. Edwards, attorneys for defendant, continue argument in Edwards et al. v. Helm.Record.

Saturday, February 10, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan resists motion made yesterday in Lazell v. Francis. Court refuses remand, and overrules Logan's motion to amend judgment in relation to costs in Spear v. Campbell (SC). McDonald v. Fithian et al., and Davis v. Harkness, are taken under advisement. Decree of lower court is later affirmed in both cases.Record; 6 Ill. 173-269.

Monday, February 10, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Thomas & Pinckard v. Negus & Robbins, Lincoln for plaintiff with Martin argues demurrer to writ of error. Case is settled January 10, 1846, and Lincoln's only connection with it is on this day. Record; Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln's account is charged $3.12 for trimmings taken up by Biddle, Lincoln's tailor. Irwin Ledger.

Tuesday, February 10, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

[If Lincoln fulfils intention expressed January 14, 1846 in letter to B. F. James, he leaves to canvass counties to north for nomination to Congress. Democratic state convention meets in House of Representatives.Sangamo Journal, 12 February 1846.]

Wednesday, February 10, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln acknowledges service of notice in Young v. Hanon et al., Christian County chancery case. Lincoln & Herndon are for defendants. Photocopy.

Thursday, February 10, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes aye on motion to print copies of memorial from representatives of Society of Friends of New England praying speedy termination of war. It passes, 98-88.Globe.

Saturday, February 10, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln attends House. Journal.

Monday, February 10, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

House of Representatives passes Illinois Central incorporation bill by unanimous vote. House Journal.

Wednesday, February 10, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon have four cases in U.S. Circuit Court. In Emmitt v. Barret, continued from yesterday, court grants continuance (see July 6, 1858). In Lawrence v. Coler, before court January 25, 1858, defendant defaults, and Lincoln & Herndon take judgment for $1,716.72. Two cases are Davis & Co. suits, which court refers to master in chancery. Record.

Thursday, February 10, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Southworth, Slanson & Co. v. Petzer comes to trial in U.S. Circuit Court. By agreement jury is waived and case submitted to court. Verdict is for plaintiffs, whose damages are assessed at $507.12. Lincoln & Herndon represents defendant. Record.

Lincoln pays $1.75 to John F. Baker, through his account at Smith's store, for load of wood. Pratt, Personal Finances, 154.

Friday, February 10, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court one case of Lincoln's, Joyner v. Bowen & Marvel, is continued. Record.

Lincoln writes to Major W. Packard, McLean County treasurer, about taxes on William Florville's land. Lincoln forgot to pay them. Abraham Lincoln to Major W. Packard, 10 February 1860, CW, 3:518.

Sunday, February 10, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln spends day with Springfield friends. N.Y. Tribune, 12 February 1861.

In late afternoon discusses unfinished lawsuits with W. H. Herndon at their offices and requests that office sign, "Lincoln and Herndon," remain and that Herndon conduct firm's business until Lincoln returns. They walk together until near Lincoln's home. Henry B. Rankin, Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln (New York: Putnam, 1916), 145, 220.

The day before he departs for Washington, D. C., Lincoln meets with his law partner William H. Herndon in their office. The two men go "over the books" and make plans "for the completion of all unsettled and unfinished matters." Herndon recalls that Lincoln looks at the law partnership's "sign-board" and comments, "Let it hang there undisturbed." William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik, Abraham Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, 2 vols., (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1902), 2:192-94.

Tells Herndon he had not thought there would be need for farewell speech. Henry B. Rankin, Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln (New York: Putnam, 1916), 226.

Visits Carl Schurz in his room for another conversation. Carl Schurz, Intimate Letters of Carl Schurz, 1841-1869, trans and ed. by Joseph Schafer (Madison, WI: n.p., 1928), 247.

Monday, February 10, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Willie is reported much better today, but Tad is thought to have contracted same illness. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 10 February 1862, 2d ed., 2:1.

President not attending to much public business owing to severe illness of son. N.Y. Tribune, 12 February 1862.

Tuesday, February 10, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President designates Gens. Hunter and Saxton together with three civilians as persons authorized to select lands for government use within state of South Carolina. Abraham Lincoln to David Hunter and Others, 10 February 1863, CW, 6:98-99.

Sends to Senate report from secretary of state regarding visit of H. Mercier to Richmond last April. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 10 February 1863, CW, 6:99.

Gen. Butler calls and asks President to send Philip Reade to West Point. Memorandum: Appointment of Philip Reade, 10 February 1863, CW, 6:99.

Sec. Welles presents to President name of Col. William Hawley for brigadier general. Welles, Diary.

White House personnel, probably Mrs. Lincoln, borrows book, "Cunningham Nell Gwynn," from Library of Congress. [Peter Cunningham, Story of Nell Gwynn; and the Sayings of Charles II, London, 1852.] Borrowers' Ledger 1861-63, 348, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lincoln entertains Gen. and Mrs. Heintzelman in evening. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, February 10, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President devotes morning to courtmartial cases. Receives public at 1 P.M. Carpenter, Six Months, 39.

Delegation of 18 gentlemen from convention at Allegheny City, Pa., calls on President to discuss amending Constitution in favor of freedom. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 12 February 1864, 3:1; Washington Chronicle, 15 February 1864.

President's private stables, brick building between Executive Mansion and Treasury Dept., "took fire and burned down" at 8:30 P.M. Nicolay to Hay, 10 February 1864, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

In the evening, a fire destroys President Lincoln's "private stables." A newspaper reports, "[Mr.] Cooper, the President's private coachman, left the stable to get his supper about 8 o'clock, and he was first notified of the fire by the President himself, who discovered the smoke . . . The building . . . contained . . . six horses, all of which were burned to death . . . One of these ponies was all the more highly prized, in consequence of having once been the property of Willie, the deceased son of Mr. and Mrs. President Lincoln." Robert W. McBride, Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln (Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1926), 44-46; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 11 February 1864, 3:1.

President's two horses, John Nicolay's two horses, and Tad's two ponies are lost. Washington Chronicle, 11 February 1864.

Hours later, "Lincoln and others were standing in the East Room looking at the still burning stables. Lincoln was weeping. Tad explained it was because Willie's pony was there." Robert W. McBride, Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln (Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1926), 44-45.

Mrs. Lincoln continues to send flowers to Sanitary Fair. Washington Chronicle, 10 February 1864.

Friday, February 10, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends to House of Representatives copies of all documents pertaining to Hampton Roads Conference. Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 10 February 1865, CW, 8:274-85.

Confers with Col. Eaton regarding dispute in Congress relative to shifting Freedmen's Bureau from War Dept. to Treasury Dept. Abraham Lincoln to John Eaton, 10 February 1865, CW, 8:274.

Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

Sen. Davis (Ky.) calls on President to discuss release of certain prisoners of war. Endorsement Concerning Garrett Davis, 13 February 1865, CW, 8:293-94.

[Irwin withdraws $24 from Springfield Marine Bank to pay insurance on Lincoln's Springfield home. Pratt, Personal Finances, 178.]

President encloses to Rear Adm. Porter "joint resolution . . . tendering the thanks of Congress to yourself, the officers and men under your command, for their gallantry and good conduct in the capture of Fort Fisher." Abraham Lincoln to David D. Porter, 10 February 1865, CW, 8:285.

Transmits to Senate report from secretary of state "concerning recent conversations or communications with insurgents." Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 10 February 1865, CW, 8:286-87.

Writes A. H. Stephens: "According to our agreement, your nephew, Lieut. Stephens, goes to you, bearing this note. Please, in return, to select and send to me, that officer of the same rank, imprisoned at Richmond, whose physical condition most urgently requires his release." Abraham Lincoln to Alexander H. Stephens, 10 February 1865, CW, 8:287-88.

In the evening, President Lincoln and Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Ambrose E. Burnside attend Ford's Theatre to watch a performance of the comedy, Everybody's Friend, followed by the farce, Love in Livery. A newspaper reports, "The audience welcomed the distinguished visitors with the most vociferous cheering, the orchestra struck up 'Hail to the Chief,' and for some moments the performance on the stage was altogether suspended. The President and General Grant remained until the close of the programme." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 10 February 1865, 1:3, 3:1; 11 February 1865, 2:6.