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Wednesday, February 17, 1836.+-

Petersburg, IL.

"I hereby certify that the town of Petersburgh has been surveyed according to law, and that this is a correct plat of the same. A. Lincoln." Sangamon County Deed Record, Book I, 293.

[John Bennett, Petersburg hotel keeper in 1836, recalled in 1882 that Lincoln "spent most of the month of March in Petersburg, finishing up the survey and planning the town he had commenced the year before." Osborn A. Oldroyd, ed., The Lincoln Memorial: Album Immortelles (Springfield, IL: Lincoln Publishing, 1890), 558.]

Friday, February 17, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Senate bill for permanent location of capital is before House. Motion to organize board to examine geographical center of state as possible site is defeated. Bill is tabled 39 to 38.House Journal.

Monday, February 17, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes declaration in Tydings & Widney v. Hathaway & Fullenwider, and signs "Stuart & Lincoln." Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Old Hickory, Democratic campaign paper, appears for first time today. Both Old Hickory and The Old Soldier continue until November election. On February 25, 1840, Judge Thomas C. Browne of Illinois Supreme Court wrote to Henry Eddy that The Old Soldier had 8,000 subscribers and that he expected 20,000. IHi—Eddy Mss., transcripts.]

Wednesday, February 17, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

On Lincoln's motion, Springfield and Alton Turnpike Co. bill is taken from table and placed in orders of day. He moves to amend Springfield charter to allow all entitled to vote for state officers to hold office.House Journal.

Thursday, February 17, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, purchases $37.81 worth of merchandise from a Springfield store and charges it to Abraham Lincoln's account.Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 17 February 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Friday, February 17, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Supreme Court refuses to take jurisdiction of plaintiff's application for injunction in State Bank of Illinois v. Condell, Jones & Co.Record.

Saturday, February 17, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws $15 cash from his account for pocket money.Irwin Ledger.

Monday, February 17, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Plaintiff is ordered to file abstracts in Blankenship v. Center by February 24, 1845. Logan & Lincoln are attorneys for plaintiff. Rogers v. Dickey, appeal from Sangamon County, is submitted to court on written arguments by Scammon for plaintiff and Lincoln for defendant. Record.

Wednesday, February 17, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

By consent of parties, order of continuance in Welch et al. v. Sykes is vacated. Record.

Thursday, February 17, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Loan bill passes 192-14, Lincoln voting for it.Journal.

Lincoln writes to fellow Whig Congressman Thomas S. Flournoy, of Virginia, "In answer to your enquiries." Lincoln explains, "I am in favor of Gen: [Zachary] Taylor as the whig candidate for the Presidency because I am satisfied we can elect him, that he would give us a whig administration, and that we can not elect any other whig." As for Illinois, Lincoln predicts that a Taylor candidacy "would certainly give us one additional member of Congress...and probably would give us the electoral vote of the state . . . but the majority against us there, is so great, that I can no more than express my belief that we can carry the state." He writes William H. Young of Mount Pulaski, Mexican War veteran, that he will attend to Young's bounty land claim. "Hurra for Gen: Taylor." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas S. Flournoy, 17 February 1848, CW, 1:452-53.

Saturday, February 17, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln attends House. Journal.

From William Brown and Richard Yates he receives papers relating to bounty land and pension claimed by Mrs. Eliza Pearson. He receives letter from C. R. Welles inquiring about letter and money given to Lincoln to deliver to Young & Brothers in St. Louis on his way to Washington. Abraham Lincoln to William Brown and Richard Yates, 19 February 1849, CW, 2:27-28; Abraham Lincoln to Charles R. Welles, 20 February 1849, CW, 2:29-30.

Monday, February 17, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Legislature adjourns.]

Friday, February 17, 1854.+-

Chicago, IL?

[During morning visitors from Springfield are escorted around city. At five o'clock banquet with many toasts is served at Tremont House. At ten a ball begins. Illinois Journal, 20 February 1854.]

Sunday, February 17, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Out of patience, Lincoln replies to letter from Miles, who has mortgage on land worth $1,200 to secure debt of $203.41. "Suppose I foreclose," he asks, "you will bid the same; if nobody bids more, all will be well; but somebody will bid more; and then how will you stand? You will have to let the land go for that sum; or bid higher, and advance the cash for all above that sum. Don't you see?" Abraham Lincoln to George U. Miles, [17 February 1856], CW, 2:332.

Tuesday, February 17, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

In letter to Lyman Trumbull, Herndon says Lincoln is with him in office, and quotes Lincoln's analysis of apportionment bill pending in legislature. Lyman Trumbull Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, February 17, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robert takes home set of knitting needles from Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 154.

Friday, February 17, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes two letters. To D. L. Phillips he apologizes for not answering his letter of 13th sooner; he has been so busy he could not attend to it. He lists four judgments won January 20, 1858. He tells Eunice E. Howell of New York that he cannot "lecture for you this winter." Abraham Lincoln to David L. Phillips, 17 February 1860, CW, 3:520-21; Abraham Lincoln to Eunice E. Howell, 17 February 1860, CW, 3:520.

Sunday, February 17, 1861.+-

Buffalo, NY.

Former President Fillmore calls for Lincoln at 10 A.M. with carriage and takes him to Unitarian Church to hear Rev. George W. Hosmer. They return to hotel for Mrs. Lincoln, then drive to Fillmore's residence to dine. Back at hotel, Lincoln receives friends during afternoon; takes supper with family; afterwards attends service by Indian preacher, Father John Beason. Villard, Eve of '61, 90; N.Y. Times, 18 February 1861.

Monday, February 17, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

At night Sec. Stanton takes nomination of Gen. Grant as major general of volunteers to White House and President signs it. Notebook, February 1862, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes Stanton : "Some time ago I directed Henry M. Judah, of the regular Army, to be appointed a Brig. Genl. of volunteers. I understand my note on the subject, is lost or mislaid; and I now renew the direction." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 17 February 1862, CW, 5:135.

Tuesday, February 17, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President transmits to Senate treaty with Potawatomi Nation in Kansas. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 17 February 1863, CW, 6:109.

Reads to cabinet letters between himself and Cong.-elect Fernando Wood, former mayor of New York. Welles, Diary.

Consults with General Benjamin F. Butler regarding Butler's next command. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 17 February 1863, 2d ed., 2:4.

Interviews Thurlow Weed who asks that Charles Heintzelman be sent to West Point. Journal, 18 February 1863, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

At 7 P.M. receives W. H. Tyler, chairman, and members of New York committee bearing resolutions concerning colonization of Florida with "armed free labor colonies." Memorandum Concerning Interview with W. H. Tyler and Committee, 17 February 1863, CW, 6:108.

Lincoln writes to Major General William S. Rosecrans and reveals a strategy to offset Confederate "raids of rapidly moving small bodies of troops [that are] . . . harrassing, and discouraging loyal residents, supplying themselves with provisions, clothing, horses . . . surprising and capturing small detachments of our forces, and breaking our communications." Lincoln concludes, "I think we should organize proper forces, and make counter-raids." He asks, "What think you of trying to get up such a corps in your army?" Abraham Lincoln to William S. Rosecrans, 17 February 1863, CW, 6:108-9.

Wednesday, February 17, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President of Washington Lecture Association calls on Lincoln and invites him to attend lecture on "The Nation after the Ordeal of Battle." Invitation, 17 February 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln explains to William M. Fishback, of Little Rock, Ark., that Gen. Steele, commanding the military, must be master of situation leading to formation of state government; "but that it will probably be best for him to merely help the convention on it's own plan." Abraham Lincoln to William M. Fishback, 17 February 1864, CW, 7:189-90.

Instructs Steele to fix day for election; but it "is probably best that you merely assist the convention on their own plan." Abraham Lincoln to Frederick Steele, 17 February 1864, CW, 7:190-91.

Friday, February 17, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President issues proclamation convening Senate in extra session on March 4, 1865. Proclamation Convening the Senate in Extra Session, 17 February 1865, CW, 8:304.

Receives Washington McLean, publisher of Cincinnati "Enquirer," and gives him card to Sec. Stanton asking for release of Gen. Roger A. Pryor (CSA), former U.S. congressman from Virginia and newspaper editor. Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 24 February 1865, CW, 8:314-15; Forney to Lincoln, 18 February 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Confers from 3 to 4 P.M. with O. H. Browning on case of John Y. Beall, charged with violating rules of war and sentenced to death as spy. Browning, Diary.

Signs Army commission of Capt. Robert Lincoln. David C. Mearns, The Lincoln Papers: The Story of the Collection, with selections to July 4, 1861, 2 vols. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1948), 1:12.

Writes Judge Adv. Gen. Holt for concurrence in proposal to free group of Washington and Baltimore clothing merchants, convicted of illegal practices. Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 17 February 1865, CW, 8:303-4.