Results 18 entries found

Thursday, December 16, 1830.+-

Decatur, IL.

Lincoln and John W. Reed appraise estrayed mare, "bright bay 14 hands high," at $30.Appraisal of an Estray, 16 December 1830, CW, 1:3.

Tuesday, December 16, 1834.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln writes report of Committee on Public Accounts and Expenditures concerning contingent fund. Hughes of St. Clair presents report to House. Lincoln also writes, and Hughes introduces, report of same committee concerning relief of Vandalia lot buyers.Photocopy; Report of Committee on Public Accounts and Expenditures Concerning the Contingent Fund, [16 December 1834], CW, 1:31; Report of Committee on Public Accounts and Expenditures Concerning Relief of Purchasers of Vandalia Lots, [16 December 1834], CW, 1:30-31.

Stuart introduces resolution requesting Illinois congressmen to secure franking privileges for members of legislature.House Journal.

Wednesday, December 16, 1835.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln votes with majority to engross and read third time Illinois and Michigan Canal bill, which passes.House Journal.

[Supreme Court convenes and remains in session until January 16, 1836.Record.]

Friday, December 16, 1836.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Dubois and Lincoln call for vote on amendment to "act to provide for receiving a distributive share of the surplus revenue of the United States on deposit." Lincoln votes nay on resolution: "That it is unconstitutional and foreign to the duties of . . . the Legislature to grant bills of divorce."House Journal.

Monday, December 16, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

House continues to discuss Kerr-Love contest. Resolution to seat Kerr loses 45 to 43. On resolution to seat Love, Lincoln moves to strike out words "until further testimony is heard on the subject." His amendment is adopted, but resolution to seat Love loses by tie vote, which pleases Whigs.House Journal.

Wednesday, December 16, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Resolution of Hardin of Morgan County to have citizens vote for or against constitutional convention at next General Assembly election is tabled. Lincoln votes with majority. Samuel McRoberts, Democrat, is elected to U.S. Senate over Cyrus Edwards, Whig, 77 to 50. Lincoln votes for Edwards.House Journal.

Thursday, December 16, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln wins People ex rel. Duncan v. Compton when court approves his motion of 14th. In U.S. Circuit Court in Brown et al. v. Little, plaintiff, Logan & Lincoln's client, gets judgment for $2,196.54. Court awards plaintiff $604 in Montelius & Fuller v. Blankenship.Record.

Friday, December 16, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Averill & Lowell v. Field is argued before Supreme Court by Lincoln for plaintiff and Bledsoe for defendant. In Greathouse & Chesnut v. Smith, appeal from Macoupin, appellant is ruled to file abstract by December 19, 1842. Brayman represents appellant and Lincoln appellee.Record.

Monday, December 16, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Beaumarchais, attorney for plaintiff in Kelly v. Garrett (SC), moves court for leave to withdraw transcript and to prepare abstract. Lincoln is plaintiff's other attorney, and Logan appears for defendant, which indicates their partnership has been dissolved.Record.

Lincoln deposits $5, his share of fee in Hiram Penny case.Irwin Ledger.

Tuesday, December 16, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

McCall v. Lesher et al. is argued by Logan for appellant and Lincoln for appellees. Donaldson v. Reynolds and Walker is continued in U.S. Circuit Court. Lincoln represents defendants.Record.

Mrs. Lincoln buys 1½ pounds cotton batting.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Wednesday, December 16, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

By consent of parties in Wren v. Moss et al. (SC), court orders decree of Peoria Circuit Court reversed with costs against Thomas Wren. Lincoln and Powell represent plaintiff and Peters defendants.Record.

Tuesday, December 16, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Judge Drummond arrives late at night. Register, 18 December 1851.]

Tuesday, December 16, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln withdraws $970 he deposited November 13, 1856. This is Mrs. Bullock's money, which Lincoln pays to "Francis & Pariell." Marine Bank Ledger.

In Circuit Court, three Lincoln & Herndon cases are called and continued. Record.

Lincoln exchanges gloves for another pair costing 25¢ more. Pratt, Personal Finances, 148.

Friday, December 16, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes $25 check, "Self for Bob," evidently Christmas money for his eldest son who is attending Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. DLC—Original.

Monday, December 16, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Hiram Barney confers with Lincoln about appointing Sec. Chase to succeed Chief Justice Taney, and Barney to succeed Chase as secretary of treasury. James N. Adams, "Lincoln and Hiram Barney," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 50 (Winter 1957):360.

Lincoln drafts letter to Senate for signature of Marshal Lamon regarding admission of slaves to District jail. Draft of Letter to the Senate Prepared for Ward H. Lamon, [16 December 1861], CW, 5:72.

Meets Sen. Chandler (Mich.) and Gen. Heintzelman on way to Seward's house. Heintzelman inquires about appointment for son to Military Academy. Lincoln suggests making application. At Seward's house President sends for Gen. McClellan. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Submits to Senate for consideration amendments to treaty of peace, friendship, commerce, and navigation concluded May 13, 1858, with Bolivia. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 16 December 1861, CW, 5:72-73.

Tuesday, December 16, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President approves change in date for execution of Minnesota Indians from December 19, 1862 to December 26, 1862. Abraham Lincoln to Henry H. Sibley, 16 December 1862, CW, 6:6-7.

Orders Gen. Curtis to investigate evacuation incident involving Nathaniel W. Watkins, halfbrother of Henry Clay, "and restore the old man to his home, if the public interest will admit." Abraham Lincoln to Samuel R. Curtis, 16 December 1862, CW, 6:6.

Wednesday, December 16, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

As public mark of esteem felt by U.S. for high character and steady friendship of John Bright, President pardons Alfred Rubery, youthful British subject sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment and to pay fine of $10,000 for aiding Confederacy. Pardon of Alfred Rubery, [16 December 1863?], CW, 7:71-72.

Confers for an hour with Congressman Fernando Wood (N.Y.), about amnesty for Northern sympathizers with rebellion. President's Amnesty Proclamation of December 8, 1863 is not specific with respect to Northern sympathizers. Chicago Tribune, 18 December 1863; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 16 December 1863, 2d ed., 2:4.

Lincoln interviews C. C. Fulton, introduced by Postmaster General Blair. Blair to Lincoln, 16 December 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Clement B. Barclay, of Pennsylvania, informs Lincoln that General John Buford cannot live through day, whereupon Lincoln appoints Buford major general in U.S. Army and Barclay carries news to dying hero. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 17 December 1863, 2d ed., 2:1.

Issues proclamation concerning discriminating duties of tonnage and imposts. Proclamation Concerning Discriminating Duties, 16 December 1863, CW, 7:72-73.

Lincoln writes to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and requests safe passage for the widow and relatives of one-time Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur. Former judge advocate John Lee seeks Lincoln's help in returning Elizabeth Upshur, her sister, and grandson to Washington, D. C. Lee explains, "Before the war," the trio had been summering in the Virginia mountains, "and did not come back." Lee vouches, "They are...excellent and innocent people." Lincoln writes, "I am so repeatedly applied to for leave to Mrs. Upshur...that I shall be obliged if you will permit it." John F. Lee to Montgomery Blair, 22 November 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 16 December 1863, CW, 7:74.

Friday, December 16, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President visits War Dept. telegraph office early in morning and sends congratulations to Gen. Thomas. Bates, Telegraph Office, 319; Abraham Lincoln to George H. Thomas, 16 December 1864, CW, 8:169.

Receives committee from Freedmen's Aid Society of Baltimore. Townsend to Lincoln, 14 December 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Introduces new attorney general, James Speed, at cabinet meeting. Welles, Diary.