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Monday, August 13, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes praecipe for Albert G. Williams, plaintiff, and files notice with clerk of Sangamon Circuit Court to issue summons, and enters himself security for costs, in suit of Williams v. Cabiness & Cabiness.IHi—Original.

[Greene Circuit Court is in session.]

Thursday, August 13, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files complainant's amended bill in Hornsby v. Ragsdale et al., in Sangamon Circuit Court.Record.

[Fourteenth issue of The Old Soldier is published. Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), Issue 14, 13 August 1840.]

Sunday, August 13, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

[Senate remains in session all night and at 10 A.M. passes Oregon bill with House provision excluding slavery by applying "restrictions and prohibitions" of Northwest Ordinance.Globe.]

Monday, August 13, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Representing complainants William Fithian and Condell, Jones & Co. in, Fithian v. Mobley et al. and Condell, Jones & Co. v. Dresser et ux., Lincoln writes and signs two bills of foreclosure. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, August 13, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Mrs. Lincoln buys four yards of calico ($1) at John Williams & Co. Pratt, Personal Finances, 145.

Friday, August 13, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Sangamon County Circuit Court, Lincoln files a declaration in the case of Grubb v. John Frink & Co. Lincoln and William Herndon represent the plaintiff Samuel Grubb, who is suing Martin Walker and John Frink. Grubb was a passenger on Walker and Frink's stagecoach when it overturned during a trip from Rushville, Illinois to Frederick, Illinois. Grubb suffered "cut[s], bruise[s], and . . . bon[e]" fractures. Lincoln attributes the accident to the defendants' "carelessness [and] negligence." Grubb "was . . . prevented from . . . attending to his . . . affairs . . . and lost . . . great . . . profits." Grubb seeks to recover $100 in medical expenses and $1,000 in damages. Declaration, filed 13 August 1852, Grubb v. John Frink & Co., Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, August 13, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes newspaper advertisement of sale of land, Mrs. Bullock's, at public auction Saturday afternoon. Advertisement, 13 August 1855, CW, 2:317.

Friday, August 13, 1858.+-

Havana, IL.

Beardstown citizens give Lincoln sendoff as he takes passage for Havana. Arriving there in afternoon while Douglas is speaking, he is met at wharf by crowd and escorted to residence of Francis Law. Illinois State Journal, 20 August 1858; Chicago Tribune, 20 August 1858.

Saturday, August 13, 1859.+-

Council Bluffs, IA.

Lincoln addresses large audience at Concert Hall. Council Bluffs "Nonpareil" comments: "The clear and lucid manner, in which he set forth the true principles of the Republican party—the dexterity with which he applied the political scalpel to the Democratic carcass—beggars all description at our hands." Following Lincoln, Judge Test of Council Bluffs, formerly of Indiana, speaks, followed by reception at home of W. H. M. Pusey, which virtually everyone in town attends. Council Bluffs Nonpareil, 20 August 1859; Speech at Council Bluffs, Iowa, 13 August 1859, CW, 3:396-97; Annals of Iowa, IV, 260-62.

[Lincoln's drug store account is charged for soap and "Hair Balsom," and Mrs. Lincoln buys six handkerchiefs at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 152, 158.]

Monday, August 13, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

J. Henry Brown, Pennsylvania artist, arrives with letter of introduction from John M. Read, Pennsylvania Republican. Lincoln consents to sit for miniature painted on ivory. "We walked together. . . ," wrote Brown, "to a daguerrean establishment. I had a half dozen of ambrotypes taken of him before I could get one to suit me." InFtwL—Brown Journal, Ms., Photocopy.

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

He writes to "Mrs. Snedeker" acknowledging letter and box of peaches from "Daughters of Abraham." Original owned by Mrs. Eugene McCoil, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Tuesday, August 13, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Gen. Anderson, appointed to command in Kentucky on completion of convalescence, dines with President. Gen. McClellan spends most of evening at White House. Anderson to wife, 13 August 1861, Robert Anderson Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; N.Y. Tribune, 14 August 1861.

Lincoln writes Sec. Cameron: "Let now Brigadier Genl. David Hunter be a Major General of Volunteers . . . let George H. Stoneman, and William F. Smith, both now in the service, each be a Brigadier General of Volunteers. Also Henry W. Benham, a Brigadier General of Volunteers." Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 13 August 1861, CW, 4:483.

Wednesday, August 13, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Delegation from Delaware, headed by Cong. George P. Fisher (Del.) discusses with President effects of draft in state, and military situation in general. Fisher to Lincoln, 14 August 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Gen. Cassius M. Clay "struts around" White House, anxious to go back to Russia. Albert A. Woldman, Lincoln and the Russians (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1952), 120.

Thursday, August 13, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln writes to Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt regarding Major Alexander Montgomery's dismissal from the Army. Montgomery allegedly remarked that "President Lincoln ought to have his dam'd black heart cut out for issuing his proclamation of Emancipation." Lincoln writes, "As the principal charge, can be given the appearance at least of being merely personally offensive to me, and as [Montgomery] denies it, I think he should have a Court-Martial, rather than to abide my arbitrary dismissal. Please give him the Court-Martial if he desires it." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 13 August 1863, CW, 6:385; John S. Cosgrove to Alexander Montgomery, 17 October 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Group of Republican leaders including Sen. Harris (N.Y.) and Gov. David Tod (Ohio) confers at White House with President. N.Y. Herald, 14 August 1863.

Lincoln and John Hay visit Capitol to see progress of rebuilding program. Hay, Letters and Diary.

President interviews Silas M. Hamilton of Baltimore, who has a plan for bringing North Carolina "once more into terms of harmony with the mother government of these States." Hamilton to Lincoln, 15 August 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, August 13, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Gen. Robert Anderson is dinner guest. CW, 8:550.