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Saturday, July 16, 1836.+-

Athens, IL.

Lincoln probably keeps first of ten speaking engagements for legislative candidates announced in today's Sangamo Journal. [Robert L. Wilson wrote February 10, 1866: "We travelled on horse back from one grove to another. . . . The speaking would begin in the forenoon, the candidates speaking alternately until all who could speak had his turn."] Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 July 1836, 2:2; William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

Sunday, July 16, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln writes and mails to Stuart joinder of issue in Parker v. Braucher.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, July 16, 1838.+-

Jacksonville, IL?

[Morgan Circuit Court convenes at Jacksonville for six-day term. Judge Jesse B. Thomas, Jr. presides. Lincoln is present Saturday and may have attended entire week.Record.]

Tuesday, July 16, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln get judgment for $898 in Jacob Forsyth & Co. v. May & Truett and costs for defendants in Newton v. Henry & Herndon, state house commissioners. In Cannon v. Kenney, case involving sorrel horse, which later goes to Illinois Supreme Court, motion to instruct as in nonsuit is sustained and defendant granted costs. Lincoln writes bill of exceptions in Cannon v. Kenney. In Bevans v. Brown et al. he writes answer of John D. Bevans, defendant. He writes and signs process in Newsom v. Newton, Stuart & Lincoln for plaintiff, David Newsom. Record; Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, July 16, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Braucher v. Sayles et al., petition for partition of real estate is granted and three commissioners appointed. Lincoln writes order of court. He writes and signs affidavit that Jemima Sales, a defendant, resides out of state. On motion of plaintiff in Ransdell v. Calhoun, writ of inquiry is awarded. Stuart & Lincoln represent plaintiffs in both cases.Record; Photocopy.

Friday, July 16, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

People ex rel. Duncan v. Compton, sheriff of Coles County, and People ex rel. Duncan v. Thorn, sheriff of Lawrence County, are called by Supreme Court. Logan & Lincoln appear for defendant in first and Lincoln alone in second case. On motion of Brown, attorney for plaintiff, defendants are ruled to return fee bill and executions for costs within 20 days.Record.

In Sangamon Circuit Court cases, Lincoln writes agreements between his client Rhoda Hart and defendants in three cases, Hart v. Penny & Harrison, Hart v. McElwain & Mosteller, and Hart v. Harrison & Houghton, dismissing all charges. He writes papers in three other cases: declaration in Simpson v. Stockton; narration in Porter & Durham for use of Durham v. Bradley & Brenholts; bill in chancery in Lewis v. Elkin et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln buys $1.75 worth of merchandise from a Springfield merchant.Account (copy), 16 July 1841, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Tuesday, July 16, 1844.+-

Hillsboro, IL and Vandalia, IL.

Delegation moves on to Vandalia, arriving in afternoon. One who saw them en route remarked: "Old Sangamon, also, sent on a noble corps of choice spirits who, accompanied by an unsurpassable glee club, called forth thundering cheers as they passed." Evening is one of joy, mirth and song—and 26 salutes of cannon.Sangamo Journal, 25 July 1844, 8 August 1844.

Tuesday, July 16, 1850.+-

Chicago, IL.

Hoyt trial.

Thursday, July 16, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

Trial of Hoes v. Barclay et al. continues. Chicago Democrat, 17 July 1857.

Friday, July 16, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL and Bloomington, IL.

From Springfield Lincoln writes Joseph Gillespie, stressing importance of capturing Fillmore vote of 1856. In evening he is in Bloomington listening to Douglas. As soon as Douglas finishes, loud calls go up for Lincoln. After some hesitation he declines to speak. "This meeting," he says, "was called by the friends of Judge Douglas, and it would be improper for me to address it." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Gillespie, 16 July 1858, CW, 2:503-4; Remarks at Bloomington, Illinois, 16 July 1858, CW, 2:504; Edwin E. Sparks, ed., The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 (Springfield, IL: 1908), 50.

Monday, July 16, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Leonard Swett that he wants to see him and Judge Davis about their going to Pennsylvania. He gives Nicolay note of introduction to R. W. Thompson, with whom Nicolay is to confer. Abraham Lincoln to Leonard Swett, 16 July 1860, CW, 4:83-84; Abraham Lincoln to Richard W. Thompson, 16 July 1860, CW, 4:84.

Lincoln writes $5 check to Second Portugese Church, Springfield. Photocopy.

In the evening, Sanford's opera troupe "serenade[s]" Lincoln. A newspaper reports, "Those who had the pleasure of hearing it speak in the highest terms of [the troupe's] performance." Illinois Daily State Journal (Springfield), 18 July 1860, 3:2.

Tuesday, July 16, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President holds morning conference with Gen. Meigs regarding expedition against certain Southern ports. Extracts from Meigs Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Recommends such legislation by Congress as necessary for U.S. to participate in industrial fair in London. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, [16] July 1861, CW, 4:450-51.

In the evening, President Lincoln hosts a "reception." A newspaper reports, "Mrs. Lincoln never looked better, and drew around her a large circle of friend[s] and admirers." The "appearance of the old veteran, Gen. [Winfield] Scott" highlights the evening. The seventy-five-year-old Scott is the Commanding General of the U.S. Army. The report continues, "No sooner was it whispered through the east room that . . . Scott was with the President than every body rushed in that direction, and for a few moments the pressure of the crowd was really 'awful.'" Evening Star (Washington, DC), 17 July 1861, 2:1.

Wednesday, July 16, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln refers to Sec. Stanton letter from Ninian W. Edwards concerning raising troops. CW, 8:495.

Thursday, July 16, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Gov. Carney (Kans.) regarding right of governor to appoint military officers. Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Carney, 21 July 1863, CW, 6:339-40.

Saturday, July 16, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

O. H. Browning and Lincoln discuss for hour letter of Gen. Halleck to Sec. Stanton asking that Postmaster Gen. Blair be dismissed from cabinet. Browning, Diary.

President authorizes John Hay in New York to write safe-conduct order for Confederate representatives in Canada to travel to Washington. Abraham Lincoln to John Hay, 16 July 1864, CW, 7:443.

Attends Marine band concert at White House alone. Carpenter, Six Months, 168.