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Saturday, October 14, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln file pleas for their clients Felix Green and Tarleton Lloyd in Torrey v. Green and Torrey v. Lloyd. The court grants Stuart & Lincoln's petition to sell land to pay widow's dower and debts in Carrico v. Carrico et al. The jury fails to agree on a verdict in Torrey v. Green and the court discharges the jury. Lincoln represents the defendant, William Green. The plaintiffs dismiss and pay all court costs in their case against Lincoln's clients, the defendants inLevick & Jenkins v. A. Withers & Co. In Fleming v. Ransdell, Lincoln files a subpoena for a defense witness, Charles S. Dorsey of Tazewell County.Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, October 14, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln attends meeting of town board. Trustees resolve: "That in the death of C. R. Matheny . . . the town lost an estimable and useful public citizen."Clerk's Minutes.

[McLean Circuit Court opens second week of two-week session at Bloomington.]

Monday, October 14, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Shelby Circuit Court convenes for two-day term at Shelbyville.]

Wednesday, October 14, 1846.+-

Charleston, IL.

Coles Circuit Court convenes. Lincoln writes to William Brown October 22, 1846: "I have just returned from Coles."Abraham Lincoln to William Brown, 22 October 1846, CW, 1:389.

He represents defendant in People v. Lester.Record.

Thursday, October 14, 1847.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln represents defendant in Linder v. Fleenor in Coles County Circuit Court. Jury finds defendant guilty of slander and assess plaintiff's damages at $1,000. He remits $950 of this amount. Record.

Pleas, joinders, and replication in Lincoln's handwriting are in Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Town is tense over impending slave trial.

Sunday, October 14, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln answers letter from Isaac Onstot, son of Henry Onstot who was cooper in New Salem when Lincoln lived there. Isaac wishes to be appointed postmaster at Havana. "When a Petition comes to me in relation to your Post-Master," promises Lincoln, "it shall be attended to at once." Abraham Lincoln to Isaac Onstott, 14 October 1849, CW, 2:66.

Monday, October 14, 1850.+-

Monticello, IL.

[Piatt Circuit Court convenes. No cases are docketed for Lincoln but his presence is assumed from his letter of November 6, 1850.]

Thursday, October 14, 1852.+-

Urbana, IL.

["From a correspondent at Pekin, who has traveled over every county of the 4th District," reports Journal, "we have received a letter which states that Knox's prospects are highly flattering, and adds, 'The hope is entertained in this section, that Illinois may be carried for Scott. Bebb has performed wonders.—Linder, Lincoln and Knox, have done good service. The question, however, is asked, 'What of the South?'"]

Friday, October 14, 1853.+-

Pekin, IL.

[James F. Joy telegraphs Lincoln at Springfield asking him to act as arbitrator in dispute over crossing between Illinois Central and Northern Indiana railroads. P. S. Blackendt telegraphs same inquiry. Frederick T. Hill, Lincoln the Lawyer (New York: Century Co., 1906), 250.]

Wednesday, October 14, 1857.+-

Clinton, IL.

Lincoln writes answer of Abram Emery in Humphreys & Humphreys v. Emery & Woodard. Photocopy.

Thursday, October 14, 1858.+-

En route from Quincy, IL to Alton, IL.

Lincoln and Douglas take passage on steamer City of Louisiana, reaching Alton at dawn next morning. Chicago Tribune, 18 October 1858.

Friday, October 14, 1859.+-

Clinton, IL.

Lincoln writes bill of exceptions in Combs v. Blount & Stubblefield, which Judge Davis signs, again sits as judge, hearing 16 cases, and in evening Republicans meet to celebrate victory in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Minnesota elections. Lincoln, Swett, and Weldon make "eloquent and stirring speeches." Judge's Docket; Photocopy; Illinois State Journal, 25 October 1859; Speech at Clinton, Illinois, 14 October 1859, CW, 3:487-89.

Sunday, October 14, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and his wife Mary host a dinner party at their home for several guests, including Thomas Corwin, a Republican congressman from Ohio and former governor of that state, and Lyman Trumbull, a United States senator from Illinois. Later in the evening, David Davis, judge of Illinois's eighth judicial circuit, and Illinois Secretary of State Ozias M. Hatch pay a visit to the Lincoln home as well. Davis wrote to his wife the following day and offered his impressions of his evening at the Lincolns': "Mrs. Lincoln seemed in high feather. Mr. Lincoln looked as if he had a heavy responsibility resting on him. The cares & responsibility of office will wear on him." Regarding Mary Lincoln, Davis added, "I don't think she would ever mesmerise any one. I am in hopes that she will not give her husband any trouble." David Davis to Sarah W. Davis, 15 October 1860, David Davis Family Papers, folder B-12, IHi, Springfield, IL; Josiah Morrow, ed., Life and Speeches of Thomas Corwin, Orator, Lawyer, and Statesman (Cincinnati, OH: W. H. Anderson & Co., 1896), 64-65; United States Biographical Dictionary: Illinois Volume (Chicago: American Biographical Publishing, 1876), 14; Portrait and Biographical Album of McLean County, Ill. (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887), 188; Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 20 November 1856, 2:2; Willard L. King, Lincoln's Manager David Davis (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1960), 135; David Davis to Sarah W. Davis, 15 October 1860, David Davis Family Papers, folder B-12, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Monday, October 14, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President authorizes Gen. Scott to suspend writ of habeas corpus in any place between Bangor, Maine, and Washington. Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 14 October 1861, CW, 4:554.

Committee from commissioners of industrial exhibition in England waits upon President and asks use of government vessel to transport American contributions to fair. N.Y. Tribune, 15 October 1861.

President directs Chief of Ordnance to order 25,000 Marsh breechloaders. Bruce, Tools of War, 108.

Tuesday, October 14, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President asks Atty. Gen. Bates to give an opinion on President's power to fill vacancy on Supreme Court during recess of Senate. Note, 15 October 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Orders military authorities to assist commissioner of public buildings to remove army bakery from basement of Capitol. Order to Remove Bakeries from the Capitol, 14 October 1862, CW, 5:463.

Requests all having military and naval authority under U.S. within state of Louisiana to aid former Cong. John E. Bouligny (La.) of that state in elections of members to Congress of U.S., and perhaps legislature, state officers, and U.S. senators. Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. Butler, George F. Shepley and Others, 14 October 1862, CW, 5:462-63.

Sends note: "Capt. Dahlgren may let 'Tad' have a little gun that he can not hurt himself with." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 14 October 1862, CW, 5:463.

Wednesday, October 14, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President telegraphs Gov. Curtin (Pa.) regarding election returns: "How does it stand." Abraham Lincoln to Andrew G. Curtin, [14 October] 186[3], CW, 6:513.

Sec. Welles at White House congratulates President on election results in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Welles, Diary.

President recognizes Esteban Roberts as consul of Republic of Chile at New York. Washington Chronicle, 16 October 1863.

Exchanges cordial letters with Thurlow Weed: "I am sure if we could meet we would not part with any unpleasant impression on either side." Abraham Lincoln to Thurlow Weed, 14 October 1863, CW, 6:513-14.

Friday, October 14, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President decides that second congressional district in Philadelphia is entitled to additional credit on draft. Abraham Lincoln to James B. Fry, 14 October 1864, CW, 8:48.

Inquires of Sec. Welles as to President attending funeral of Chief Justice Taney. Welles, Diary.