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Tuesday, September 12, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is one of attorneys in Rice v. Lindsay, a case before justice of the peace Thomas Moffett.Stuart & Lincoln fee book.

Thursday, September 12, 1839.+-

Pittsfield, IL.

Lincoln writes two pleas which E. D. Baker signs in Finch & Finch v. Job Gardner. Suit is to collect for horses, harness, and omnibus used on mail line between Columbus and Naples.Files.

Tuesday, September 12, 1843.+-

Tremont, IL.

Defendants default in Cromwell & McNaghton v. Baker & Tazewell County, Illinois; plaintiff is awarded $2,123.23. Leonard is attorney for plaintiff, Logan & Lincoln for defendant.Record.

Thursday, September 12, 1844.+-

Metamora, IL.

Woodford Circuit Court opens for two-day term. Pillsbury and Alexander v. Baker and Sunderland, action in debt, is dismissed by plaintiffs. In Boggs v. Overton, defendant moves to quash bill of costs. After argument, court overrules motion and orders that plaintiff recover his costs. Lincoln appears for defendant in each case. Record.

Saturday, September 12, 1846.+-

Tremont, IL.

Defendant files demurrer to complainants' bill in Phillips et ux. v. Merriam et al. Court hears argument and overrules demurrer. On Lincoln's motion, complainant is granted leave to amend bill, defendant to answer before December 1, 1846. Record.

Lincoln writes part of decree in Keen v. Keen.Photocopy.

Tuesday, September 12, 1848.+-

Worcester, MA.

Lincoln speaks at city hall.Speech at Worcester, Massachusetts, 12 September 1848, CW, 2:1-5.

"He has a very tall and thin figure, with an intellectual face, showing a searching mind, and a cool judgment," reports Boston Advertiser, September 14, 1848. "He spoke in a clear and cool, and very eloquent manner, for an hour and a half, carrying the audience with him in his able arguments and brilliant illustrations."

Wednesday, September 12, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon represent the complainants in Webster & Huntington v. French et al. Three defendants default. Four defendants file demurrers which the court sustained. In Moffett v. Lewis & Johnson, in which Lincoln & Herndon represent the complainant, the court permits them to file a bill of exceptions for appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court. Preparing for the appeal, Lincoln writes the exhibits he filed for evidence during the trial, and a memorandum of process by which decision was reached. Then he writes court decree and order granting appeal. In Watson v. Sangamon and Morgan Railroad the court refers the case to arbitrators. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

At his office, Lincoln talks to George D. Berry, from Christian County, who wishes to sue John S. Cagle for trespass. Lincoln writes declaration alleging that Cagle caused Berry's daughter Elizabeth to bear illegitimate child and be sick for nine months. Lincoln & Herndon ask $1,000 damages, asking clerk of Christian County to file declaration and subpoena eight witnesses. Record.

Lincoln writes two patronage letters. He recommends Hart Fellows of Schuyler County for Oregon appointment to Secretary of State Clayton. He tells Elisha Embree of Indiana that he has already made a recommendation for secretary of Oregon Territory. Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton, 12 September 1849, CW, 2:62; Abraham Lincoln to Elisha Embree, 12 September 1849, CW, 2:63.

Thursday, September 12, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln fills in writ of scire facias for appearance of Jabez Capps, defendant, in case of Enos et al. v. Capps. He files writ with clerk of Supreme Court. Photocopy.

Monday, September 12, 1853.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln learns that McLean County is proposing to tax Illinois Central Railroad property. Company offers to retain him. Before accepting he writes to T. R. Webber, clerk of Champaign Circuit Court: "As this will be the same question I have had under consideration for you, . . . you have the prior right to my services; if you choose to secure me a fee something near such as I can get from the other side. The question . . . is the largest law question that can now be got up in the State; and therefore, in justice to myself, I can not afford, if I can help it, to miss a fee altogether." Abraham Lincoln to Thompson R. Webber, 12 September 1853, CW, 2:202.

Tuesday, September 12, 1854.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln addresses German Anti-Nebraska meeting. "The speech was clear and unanswerable, for it was a plain statement of facts, and of sound, strong argument; it was eloquent, for he spoke the deep convictions of truth from a heart warmed with the love of his country, and the love of freedom." Bloomington Pantagraph, 20 September 1854; Speech at Bloomington, Illinois, 12 September 1854, CW, 2:230-33.

Wednesday, September 12, 1855.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln writes and sends to Metamora bond in Moore v. Clark, signing "Gridley & Lincoln for appellant." Photocopy.

Friday, September 12, 1856.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Pike v. Shaffer, Lincoln for plaintiff, is continued at plaintiff's costs. Reynolds & Fuller v. Steele et al., trespass, is tried by jury. Lincoln, for defense, gets acquittals for Steele and Price, while Platt and Davidson are found guilty and assessed $600 damages. Record.

Lincoln and T. Lyle Dickey address Republican meeting in Major's Hall. Lincoln speaks with "great eloquence and power. He showed up the position of the Fillmore party in fine style, both as to its prospects of success, and as to the propriety of supporting a candidate whose greatest recommendation . . . is that he is neutral upon the one only great political question of the times." Bloomington Pantagraph, 17 September 1856; Speech at Bloomington, Illinois, 12 September 1856, CW, 2:375; Sherman D. Wakefield, How Lincoln Became President: The Part Played by Bloomington, Illinois, and Certain of Its Citizens in Preparing Him for the Presidency and Securing his Nomination and Election (New York: Wilson-Erickson, 1936), 71-72.

Saturday, September 12, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

Plaintiffs' attorneys continue to present evidence, adding oral testimony to depositions. Capt. Orrin Smith of Galena, one of their important witnesses, testifies and is cross-examined by Joseph Knox. Lincoln takes little part in proceedings, merely interrupting one witness to ask him to explain part of his testimony by referring to map. Chicago Press, 14 September 1857, 15 September 1857.

Sunday, September 12, 1858.+-

Highland, IL and Greenville, IL.

Lincoln travels from Highland to Greenville, "where unusual preparations have been made to receive him." Chicago Daily Press and Tribune (IL), 15 September 1858, 2:3.

Monday, September 12, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln credits $50 payment on promissory note of A. and J. Haines, and deposits money in his account. IHi—Lincoln Estate Inventory; Marine Bank Ledger.

Thursday, September 12, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln, on his way to State Dept., walks through White House garden during band concert "quite unnoticed by the crowd." Russell, Diary.

Writes Mrs. Fremont: "It is not exactly correct . . . to say that I sent Post-Master-General Blair to St. Louis to examine into that Department, and report. . . . No impression has been made on my mind against the honor or integrity of Gen. Fremont." Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. John C. Fremont, 12 September 1861, CW, 4:519-20.

Meets with Charles H. Foster, ostensible Congressman-elect from North Carolina, who offers brigade of Union soldiers from that state. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 12 September 1861, 2:2; New York Herald, 12 September 1861, 5:2.

Sends Joseph Holt of Kentucky, member of former President Buchanan's cabinet, copy of letter written to Fremont regarding latter's proclamation of August 30, 1861. Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 12 September 1861, CW, 4:520.

Friday, September 12, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

4 A.M. Sleepless President wires McClellan: "How does it look now?" Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 12 September 1862, CW, 5:418.

9 A.M. John Ross, chief of Cherokee Nation, confers with President about treaty relations. Ross to Lincoln, 16 September 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Brief cabinet meeting on military affairs. Welles, Diary.

Sec. Chase at White House confers with President about diplomatic post at St. Petersburg. Chase to Cameron, 12 September 1862, Simon Cameron Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President especially interested in troop movement in Maryland. Writes Gen. McClellan: "Receiving nothing from Harper's Ferry or Martinsburg to-day, and positive information from Wheeling that the line is cut, corroborates the idea that the enemy is recrossing the Potomac. Please do not let him get off without being hurt." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 12 September 1862, CW, 5:418.

Replies to statement by Gen. Boyle who reports withdrawing of troops from Louisville, Ky., is causing panic, by asking: "Where is the enemy which you dread in Louisville? How near to you?" Gen. Horatio G. Wright is responsible for Louisville and "for us here, to control him there on the ground would be a Babel of confusion." Abraham Lincoln to Jeremiah T. Boyle, 12 September 1862, CW, 5:416-17.

Answers Gov. Curtin (Pa.) "Your despatch asking for eighty thousand disciplined troops to be sent to Pennsylvania is received. Please consider. We have not to exceed eighty thousand disciplined troops, properly so called, this side of the mountains, . . . The best possible security for Pennsylvania is putting the strongest force possible into the enemies rear." Abraham Lincoln to Andrew G. Curtin, 12 September 1862, CW, 5:417.

Writes Mayor Henry (Philadelphia): "Please do not be offended when I assure you that, in my confident belief, Philadelphia is in no danger. . . . and could not be reached by the rebel Army in ten days, if no hinderance was interposed." Abraham Lincoln to Alexander Henry, 12 September 1862, CW, 5:417-18.

Saturday, September 12, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln expresses his "personal gratification" upon receipt of letter from former Cong. Josiah Quincy (Mass.), president of Harvard University. Abraham Lincoln to Josiah Quincy, 12 September 1863, CW, 6:443.

Sec. Seward arranges for F. L. Barreda to present letter of ceremony to President at 12 M. Seward to Lincoln, 10 September 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, September 12, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends congratulations to Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, on birth of son to Princess Marie Clotilde Napoleon, a cousin. Abraham Lincoln to Napoleon III, 12 September 1864, CW, 7:550-51.

Discusses with Norman Wiard, manufacturer of Wiard cannon, critical condition of private manufacturers of arms as result of government policy. Wiard to Lincoln, 12 December 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Begins general letter for "Union Mass Meeting at Buffalo" and decides against it for reasons of policy and time. Abraham Lincoln to Isaac M. Schermerhorn, 12 September 1864, CW, 8:1-2.

Suggests to Gen. Grant possibility of concentrating 10,000 men at Gen. Sheridan's camp for strike against Gen. Early. Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 12 September 1864, CW, 7:548.