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Saturday, November 12, 1831.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln writes bond for deed for James Eastep. Eastep agrees to convey to Solomon Teter within five years land in St. Clair County "which falls to my wife as an heir of Abraham Teter deceased."Document Drawn for James Eastep, 12 November 1831, CW, 1:3-4.

Sunday, November 12, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln takes deposition of Stephen Dewey, the clerk of Fulton County Circuit Court. Dewey's testimony contradicts statements made by James Adams in his case with the heirs of Joeseph Anderson Wright et al. v. Adams.William H. Townsend, Lincoln the Litigant (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1925), 104.

Monday, November 12, 1838.+-

Rushville, IL.

Attorneys in publicized case of Wright et al. v. Adams appear in Schuyler Circuit Court, change of venue from Sangamon, and agree to continuance to next term.Record.

Tuesday, November 12, 1839.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Lincoln writes praecipe in Clark et al. v. Holland, for plaintiffs, Henry Clark, James Baxter, and William Baxter, trespass and damages ($500).Photocopy.

Thursday, November 12, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln, representing complainants in Braucher v. Sayles et al., hear report of commissioners that real estate is not suitable to partition; court orders it sold. William F. Elkin is appointed to make sale.Record.

Friday, November 12, 1841.+-

Petersburg, IL.

[Sangamo Journal announces that Lincoln declines being candidate for governor.]

Tuesday, November 12, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Jury awards plaintiff $200 in Vaneaton v. Vaneaton. Logan & Lincoln represent defendant. They winMcConnell v. Mayberry, ejectment suit. Plaintiff is ruled to show cause in Clements v. Cloyd why he should not give security for costs; in Chatterton v. Curran, defendant files plea. Logan & Lincoln represent plaintiff in these two cases. Six cases are continued.Record.

Lincoln buys groceries: 6¾ pounds loaf sugar, $1.25; half-pound gunpowder tea, 75¢. Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Wednesday, November 12, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Trailor v. Goodacre is dismissed by agreement at cost of plaintiff, who retains property in question. Yocum v. Newsom is continued on motion of defendant, at his cost, and Thayer v. Farrell is set for trial Monday. Logan, Lincoln & Herndon represent plaintiff in second case and Logan & Lincoln plaintiff in first and last cases listed.Record.

Thursday, November 12, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Jury is called in Law v. Keedy, assumpsit; plaintiff takes nonsuit. Lincoln & Herndon appear for plaintiff in this case and in Hampton v. Wadkins. In this case jury, unable to agree, is discharged. Robbins and Lincoln lose Merrill v. Jewett and Hitchcock, appeal in which they appear for appellant.Record.

Lincoln writes bill in Cooper v. Crosby and Robbins.Photocopy.

Friday, November 12, 1852.+-

Decatur, IL.

In Turpin v. Wilson, jury is waived and court orders that plaintiff recover $5 and costs. Defendant, Lincoln's client, appealed from justice's decision awarding plaintiff same amount "for injuries done to one large sow and pigs by dogs." Lincoln and Thorpe take nonsuit with leave to reinstate in Peck v. Froman, trespass. Record.

Saturday, November 12, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln takes depositions of Ninian W. Edwards and Eliphalet B. Hawley in Oldham & Hemingway suit. Both swear that so far as they know, neither they nor any member of the firm of Rankin & Edwards ever paid Lincoln "any money belonging to said Oldham, Todd & Co. on any account whatever." William H. Townsend, Abraham Lincoln, Defendant: Lincoln's Most Interesting Lawsuit (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923), 30-32.

Sunday, November 12, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Browning detailed account of election results. "Yates is beaten from 100 to 150. The whole thing was done in Morgan & Scott counties; in all the rest of the District we did better then we expected. . . . We now understand here that Mr. Williams is beaten also. Schuyler and Brown are said to have played thunder. . . . It looks as if Anti Nebraska will have the H. R—the Senate doubtful." Abraham Lincoln to Orville H. Browning, 12 November 1854, CW, 2:286-87.

Wednesday, November 12, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Ewing that although "Index" forgery was "very malicious and wicked," he does not believe much can be done about it. "If you had a local paper there to simply denounce it as a forgery, that would be well enough; but I doubt whether anything else can be done with it, to advantage." Abraham Lincoln to Robert M. Ewing, 12 November 1856, CW, 2:381.

Friday, November 12, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Sangamon County Circuit Court, Lincoln & Herndon represent the plaintiff Benjamin F. Irwin in the case of Irwin v. Willis. Irwin is suing William Willis for some money that Willis owes to Irwin. The Court swears in a jury which hears the "evidence and arguments of counsel." The jury finds in favor of Irwin and assesses $349 in damages. Judgment, 12 November 1858, Irwin v. Willis, Record R, 370; Judgment Docket, 12 November 1858, Irwin v. Willis, Judgment Docket E, fol. 316, both in Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL .

Saturday, November 12, 1859.+-

Chicago, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys 10 pounds sugar, candles, matches, and blacking at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.]

Monday, November 12, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Reporter writes: "The news from the South produces no perceptible effect here, and fails to induce the least change in Mr. Lincoln's determination to withhold all intimations as to his policy. . . . The hunters for office have not yet assembled here in great force, but a brisk business is done with letters." N.Y. Tribune, 13 November 1860.

Tuesday, November 12, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President replies to address presented by delegation from Baltimore: "The Government of the United States has been diligently engaged in endeavoring . . . to save Baltimore and Maryland from the danger of complete ruin through an unnecessary and unnatural rebellion." Reply to Delegation of Baltimore Citizens, 15 November 1861, CW, 5:24.

Lincoln writes to Joseph Holt, who is traveling to Missouri as part of a government commission to report on the controversy surrounding military policies in that state. Lincoln acknowledges Holt's suggestions regarding various military assignments. Lincoln notes that his good friend, David Davis, serves on the commission with Holt, and he adds, "[I] assure you, you were never associated with a better man." Joseph Holt to Abraham Lincoln, 2 November 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 12 November 1861, CW, 5:21-22.

President and John Hay, assistant secretary to President, have tea in evening with family of Assistant Secretary of the Navy Fox. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, November 12, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President attends wedding of Kate Chase, daughter of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, and Senator William Sprague (R.I.) for a few minutes without Mrs. Lincoln. Hay, Letters and Diary; "Castine" [Noah Brooks], Washington, 14 November 1863, in Sacramento Union (CA), 12 December 1863.

"Mr. Lincoln and most of the Cabinet were there [Chase wedding] and many General officers in uniform." Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 13 November 1863; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 13 November 1863, 2d ed., 2:5.

Lincoln requests J. D. Defrees: "Please see this girl who works in your [Government printing] office, and find out about her brother, and come and tell me." [Her brother, impressed into Confederate service, was taken prisoner by Union forces.] Abraham Lincoln to John D. Defrees, 12 November 1863, CW, 7:12.

Saturday, November 12, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Col. Julius C. Kretchmar, 103d New York Volunteers, and sends him to Gen. Marsena R. Patrick, provost marshal general, Army of Potomac. Abraham Lincoln to Marsena R. Patrick, 12 November 1864, CW, 8:105-6.

Receives former Cong. Bingham (Ohio) regarding pass for Mrs. E. M. Bradley of Kentucky. Endorsement, [c. 12 November 1864], CW, 8:104.

Notifies Gen. John A. Logan that leave for him to visit Washington was granted some days ago, subject to countermand by Gen. Sherman. Abraham Lincoln to John A. Logan, 12 November 1864, CW, 8:105.