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Friday, June 14, 1816.+-

Hardin County, KY.

[Thomas Lincoln is summoned to answer to Knob Creek ejectment suit.Equity Papers Miscellaneous Bundle, Hardin Circuit Court.]

Thursday, June 14, 1821.+-

Spencer County, IN.

[Elizabeth Johnston Lincoln, eldest of Abraham's two stepsisters, marries Dennis F. Hanks, first cousin of Nancy Hanks Lincoln.Marriage Register, Spencer County; LK, No. 19.]

Thursday, June 14, 1832.+-

En route to Illinois River.

Capt. Iles, charged with delivery of Col. Taylor's letter of June 13, 1832 to Gen. Atkinson, probably leaves Dixon's Ferry this morning for Illinois River. On 12th Gen. Atkinson moved his headquarters from Ottawa to Fort Wilbourn, recently erected near Crosiar's ferry on south side of Illinois River at foot of rapids. Fort is one and one-half miles below Little Vermilion River at head of steamboat navigation.IHi—BHWC, Taylor to Atkinson, 13 June 1832; Johnston Journal, 12 June 1832; Sangamo Journal, 28 June 1832; John M. Peck, A Gazetteer of Illinois (Jacksonville, IL: Goudy, 1834), 219.

Wednesday, June 14, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln closes accounts as New Salem postmaster. William Carpenter, Springfield postmaster, records: "For cash rec'd of A. Lincoln late P. M. New Salem $248.63."Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem, 68.

Lincoln writes his first "Sampson's Ghost" letter. He asks James Adams, who has attacked state house commissioners, to remember his own house stand on "disputed ground."Sangamo Journal, 17 June 1837.

Friday, June 14, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files, for Charles R. Hurst, plaintiff, praecipe in Hurst v. Smith & Taggart. He asks clerk of Sangamon Circuit Court to issue summons directed to sheriff of Morgan County. He writes bill in chancery in Bruner v. Bruner et al., Tazewell Circuit Court case, signing for plaintiff.Photocopy.

Monday, June 14, 1841.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Menard Circuit Court opens two-day term. Waggoner et al. v. Eastep is continued on motion of Lincoln, solicitor for complainant. In Allen v. Patterson, defendant defaults and judgment for $328.34 is awarded plaintiff, client of Logan & Lincoln.Record.

Tuesday, June 14, 1842.+-

Petersburg, IL.

In the Menard County Circuit Court, Lincoln represents John Allen in the case of Allen v. Hill. After hearing the testimony and the attorneys' arguments, the jury finds Hill guilty of assault and battery and assesses $20 in damages plus the court costs. In Plummer & Wilson v. Hoey & Hoey, Lincoln represents plaintiffs John G. Wilson and William F. Plummer. The parties agree to ask the court to dismiss the case. Judge Treat dismisses the case and orders the Hoeys to pay the court costs. The court dismisses the appeal case of Cleaveland v. Meadows and orders Lincoln's client James Meadows to pay the court costs. The jury finds in favor of Isaac Cogdal, Lincoln's client, in the appeal case of Barnett v. Cogdal. The court orders appellee Clardy Barnett to pay the court costs. Judgment, 14 June 1842, Allen v. Hill, General Record A, 121; Judgment, 14 June 1842, Plummer & Wilson v. Hoey & Hoey, Record A, 118; Judgment, 14 June 1842, Cleaveland v. Meadows, General Record A, 119; Judgment, 14 June 1842, Barnett v. Cogdal, General Record A, 119, all in Menard County Circuit Court, Menard County Courthouse, Petersburg, IL.

Wednesday, June 14, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

In morning Lincoln goes to Land Office to inquire further into school lands.Abraham Lincoln to Richard S. Thomas, 13 June 1848, CW, 1:478-79.

He attends House, where bill to establish post routes and naval appropriations bill are under consideration.Journal.

Friday, June 14, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and Herndon write legal notice for "Illinois Journal" stating that bill has been filed and subpoena issued to foreclose mortgage in John Shaw & Co. v. Alsop. They also write notice of petition for divorce in Susanna Gillman v. Benjamin M. Gillman. Illinois Journal, 18 June 1850.

Tuesday, June 14, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

"The amount of business . . . does not seem to be very great, and owing to the excessively warm weather, there is no disposition on the part of the members of the bar to crowd it forward . . . We are not surprised at this, for even we, who are working men, find it difficult to bear up under the high temperature of the season." Register, 15 June 1853.

Of Lincoln's 14 cases, two replevin suits come to trial. He wins one and loses one. Record.

Wednesday, June 14, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

En route to Chicago, former President Millard Fillmore stops in Springfield, where Lincoln "introduce[s]" him to "a large concourse of citizens." A newspaper reports that in honor of the visit, "A national salute was . . . fired." "[Fillmore] expressed the highest admiration of this state . . . [and] confessed that he had no adequate idea of its immense resources until he had traversed its magnificent prairie." Illinois State Register (Springfield), 15 June 1854, 2:1.

Thursday, June 14, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon file pleas in two cases. In third, Robbins et ux. v. Taylor, they argue demurrer. Court takes matter under advisement. Record.

Monday, June 14, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the U.S. Circuit Court, Lincoln & Herndon defend John E. Madux in the case of VanBrunt & Watrons v. Madux. The New York City firm of VanBrunt & Watrons is suing Madux for $5,000 in damages. The plaintiffs charge that Madux failed to deliver 1,000 hogs that he had contracted to purchase for them in exchange for $7,700. The parties reach an agreement concerning a trial date, and Judge Samuel H. Treat orders a trial date of June 28. Narratio, filed 24 May 1858, VanBrunt & Watrons v. Madux, Record Group 21, case file 404; Order, 14 June 1858, VanBrunt & Watrons v. Madux, Record Group 21, General Records, Vol. 1, 365, both in U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Illinois, National Archives and Records Administration, Great Lakes Region, Chicago, IL.

Tuesday, June 14, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files documents in U.S. Circuit Court: declaration in Howland v. Peoria & Hannibal RR; and, in Clark v. Jones, his own affidavit and that of defendant. Files.

He takes tea at home of Jesse K. Dubois along with Browning, Williams, Grimshaw, and others. Browning, Diary.

Thursday, June 14, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes in Hicks' notebook memorandum on location of his Kentucky birthplace. He thanks Charles Sumner for sending speech, which he has not had time to read. Memorandum Concerning His Birthplace, 14 June 1860, CW, 4:75-76; Abraham Lincoln to Charles Sumner, 14 June 1860, CW, 4:76.

Browning spends evening at Lincoln home. Browning, Diary.

Friday, June 14, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President orders secretary of war: "Let Hon. John A. Dix be a Major General of Volunteers. Let Captain John Pope of the U.S.A. and Hon. Stephen A. Hurlbut of Ills. each be a Brigadier General, of (Illinois) volunteers." DNA—WR RG 94, Adjt. Gen. Off., Letters Received, Box 629; Memorandum: Appointment of John Pope and Stephen A. Hurlbut, 14 June 1861, CW, 4:407.

Lincoln and two boys at depot in afternoon to meet Mrs. Lincoln arriving from Philadelphia. Baltimore Sun, 15 June 1861.

Lincoln spends evening at Navy Yard. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 15 June 1861, 3:1.

Saturday, June 14, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln directs Atty. Gen. Bates to remit fine of $20 imposed on Hermann Kirchner, Washington restaurateur, for sending brandy to wounded soldier in neighboring house, if in his opinion President has legal power to order remittance. Abraham Lincoln to Edward Bates, 14 June 1862, CW, 5:270.

Sunday, June 14, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

At 5:50 p.m., President Lincoln telegraphs commander of the Army of the Potomac Major General Joseph Hooker regarding defensive strategies on Virginia battlefields. Lincoln writes, "So far as we can make out here, the enemy have [General Robert] Milroy surrounded at Winchester, and [General Robert] Tyler at Martinsburg. . . . If the head of Lee's army is at Martinsburg and the tail of it on the Plank road between Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, the animal must be very slim somewhere. Could you not break him?" Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 14 June 1863, CW, 6:273.

Meeting in evening at War Dept. consists of President, Secs. Stanton and Welles, and Gen. Halleck. Lincoln is "trying to find out what Lee's army is up to." Welles, Diary; Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President authorizes secretary of treasury to "co-operate by the revenue cutters under your direction with the navy in arresting rebel depredations on American commerce and transportation and in capturing rebels engaged therein." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 14 June 1863, CW, 6:272-73.

Replies to Hooker's dispatch inquiring if Winchester, Va., is surrounded: "I really fear—almost believe, it is. No communication has been had with it during the day, either at Martinsburg, or Harper's Ferry. . . . It is quite certain that a considerable force of the enemy is thereabout; and I fear it is an overwhelming one, compared with [Gen. Robert H.], Milroy[']s." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 14 June 1863, CW, 6:273-74.

Tuesday, June 14, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President communicates with Robert: "My dear Son Of course I will try to give the sittings for the 'Crayon.' Your Father." [Probably Col. David H. Strother, whose pseudonym was "Porte Crayon," writer and artist employed by "Harper's New Monthly Magazine."] Abraham Lincoln to Robert Todd Lincoln, 14 June 1864, CW, 7:392.

In conversation with Noah Brooks, Lincoln says that he will be satisfied if war in Virginia is over within a year. Brooks, Washington, 149.