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Saturday, October 13, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Truett trial, Logan contends that Early, a larger man, carried upraised chair as deadly weapon, and Truett thought he intended to strike him. Prosecution asserts that Truett came to Spottswood's Hotel with gun and picked quarrel. Truett is acquitted. Lincoln's plea to jury is in part responsible for verdict.Peoria Register, 20 October 1838; ISLA—Bulletin, No. 12.

For Thomas Payne, Lincoln bids $222 for 74 acres of land sold at auction by Sheriff Elkin on writ of execution against Nicholas Bryan.Photocopy.

Wednesday, October 13, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files in Supreme Court appellant's bond for $729 in Field v. Averill & Lowell.Photocopy.

Monday, October 13, 1845.+-

Danville, IL.

[Edgar Circuit Court opens four-day term at Paris.]

Saturday, October 13, 1849.+-

Mount Pulaski, IL?

[Mrs. Lincoln's Saturday shopping comes to 75¢ in "sundries." Bunn Journal.]

Monday, October 13, 1851.+-

Monticello, IL.

Piatt Circuit Court convenes. Barry v. Sword, appeal, is continued at plaintiff's costs. Moore and Lincoln are attorneys for plaintiff. Record; Docket.

Wednesday, October 13, 1852.+-

Urbana, IL.

Williams and Lincoln lose assumpsit suit, Barnett v. Bishop, when jury finds for defendant. Their motion for new trial is rejected. Matheny v. McKee, appeal, is dismissed by agreement between Somers for plaintiff and Lincoln for defendant. Ligget v. Frazier, trespass, change of venue from Vermilion, Lincoln for defense, is tried by jury, which fails to agree and case is continued. Record.

Saturday, October 13, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln apparently mails $4 fee to St. Louis surveyor general. Photocopy.

Monday, October 13, 1856.+-

Clinton, IL.

Republicans mark opening of DeWitt Circuit Court with political rally. "The day was cold, gloomy, windy and dusty, and in consequence, the procession, though respectable in numbers, was not what it otherwise would have been. Speeches were made in the afternoon and evening by Judge Scott, Judge Dickey, Hon. A. Lincoln, L. Swett, Esq., L. Weldon, Esq., of Clinton, and Mr. Rosette of Springfield." Bloomington Pantagraph, 22 October 1856.

Tuesday, October 13, 1857.+-

Clinton, IL.

Lincoln has case in DeWitt Circuit Court, fall term of which commenced October 5, 1857. With Swett and Orme he appears for plaintiff, Lewis Bunn, in Bunn v. Spencer, assumpsit. Moore represents defendant. Jury fails to agree, and case is continued. Record.

Wednesday, October 13, 1858.+-

Quincy, IL.

Sixth joint debate takes place. Lincoln arrived on morning train from Macomb. Crowd meets him at depot and escorts him to residence of O. H. Browning. Debate occupies afternoon. Republicans end day with "splendid torchlight procession." Illinois State Journal, 16 October 1858; Sixth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas, at Quincy, Illinois, 13 October 1858, CW, 3:245-83.

Thursday, October 13, 1859.+-

Clinton, IL.

[Robert buys five pounds coffee and box of salt at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.]

Saturday, October 13, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Judge William D. Kelley gratefully accepting inscription to Lincoln in Kelley's new legal work. He thanks John M. Read of Pennsylvania for two framed engravings, and says he is rejoicing over Oct. election results. Abraham Lincoln to William D. Kelley, 13 October 1860, CW, 4:127.

Sunday, October 13, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President and Sec. Seward attend divine service during visit to camps in Virginia. N.Y. Times, 14 October 1861.

Monday, October 13, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President and Vice President Hamlin "talk all night" at Soldiers' Home about military situation and Gen. McClellan. Charles E. Hamlin, Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin (Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1899), 442.

Lincoln again urges McClellan to fight. Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 13 October 1862, CW, 5:460-62.

Tuesday, October 13, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

At noon cabinet meeting President reads dispatch from Gen. Meade stating that, if not attacked by Gen. R. E. Lee, he will attack Lee. Welles, Diary.

President informs I. W. McVeagh: "We have frequent despatches from Gen. Meade, and up to ten o'clock last night, nothing had happened giving either side any marked advantage." Abraham Lincoln to I. Wayne McVeagh, 13 October 1863, CW, 6:512.

Replies to inquiry of Cong. Moorhead (Pa.) regarding publication of military dispatches by saying: "Not unless you think it necessary." Abraham Lincoln to James K. Moorhead, 13 October 1863, CW, 6:512.

Thursday, October 13, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Sec. Welles reports President happy over election returns. Welles, Diary.

Lincoln again at War Dept. telegraph office for reports on state elections. Randall, Lincoln, 4:235.

Estimates electoral vote in November election as 120 "Union Vote, for President" and 114 "Supposed Copperhead Vote." Estimated Electoral Vote, 13 October 1864, CW, 8:46.

Informs John Hay that he is in no hurry to replace Chief Justice Taney, who died last night. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Answers request of Gov. Morton (Ind.) that troops on furlough not return until after Presidential election: "I said [to Gen. Sherman] that any soldiers he could spare for October need not to remain for November." Abraham Lincoln to Oliver P. Morton, 13 October 1864, CW, 8:46-47.