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Thursday, September 17, 1835.+-

New Salem, IL (?)

[Mail comes to New Salem from Springfield on Saturday of each week on route to Warren County Court House (Monmouth). On return trip it reaches New Salem on Thursdays. Apparently Lincoln is in post office only these two days.IHi—Trans., 1926, 122.]

Monday, September 17, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Tazewell Circuit Court convenes at Tremont for four-day term. Judge Jesse B. Thomas, Jr. appoints Antrim Campbell prosecuting attorney pro tem.]

Tuesday, September 17, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes deed for John Houston, who signs.Deed Book O, 632; Photocopy.

Thursday, September 17, 1840.+-

Equality, IL.

Lincoln replies to Lamborn's speech. Register, 25 September 1840, 2 October 1840.

Friday, September 17, 1841.+-

En route to Tremont, IL.

Journey from Springfield to Tremont requires day. Court opened yesterday for six-day term. [In Field v. Averill & Lowell, court awards plaintiff $364.50 and costs by default when Lincoln does not appear to defend.Record.]

Saturday, September 17, 1842.+-

Tremont, IL.

Logan & Lincoln get judgment for $277.35 in Justice & Justice v. Garth.Record.

Lincoln receives note from James Shields who has come to Tremont to get satisfaction re "Rebecca" letters. Lincoln replies that Shields' note is too general. Shields' second note asks if Lincoln is author of article in "Journal" of September 2, 1842, headed "The Lost Townships" and signed "Becca."Abraham Lincoln to James Shields, 17 September 1842, CW, 1:299-300.

Thursday, September 17, 1846.+-

Metamora, IL.

Woodford Circuit Court convenes for three-day session. [Sangamon County Temperance Union lists dates of meeting of 27 Societies in Sangamon County. Lincoln is speaker at meetings in Sangamon County in 1846 and 1847.]

Friday, September 17, 1847+-

Springfield, IL.

Writes letter to President James K. Polk recommending E. B. Zabriskie, Illinois veteran of the Mexican War, for an appointment in the army. Abraham Lincoln to James K. Polk, 17 September 1847, Stephen A. Douglas Papers, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Monday, September 17, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Preparing to go on circuit, Lincoln buys umbrella (75¢), and $2.13 in other merchandise. Irwin Ledger.

Friday, September 17, 1852.+-

Pekin, IL.

Pekin and Peoria. Erastus Briggs, agent Harris Lime Rock Co. v. Harris, attachment case, Lincoln for plaintiff, is "continued for publication" on his motion. Record.

Concluding his court work, Lincoln goes to Peoria in evening to make campaign speech. "The Court House not being able to hold the throng, the speech was made outdoors—We are informed that it was a most capital speech, and told," reports Illinois Journal (September 22, 1852). Peoria Democratic Press, (22 September 1852)

,however, describes speech as "one of the most miserable failures we ever witnessed." Speech at Peoria, Illinois, 17 September 1852, CW, 2:158-59.

Monday, September 17, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes court order in Jane Allen v. Robert Allen Jr.Photocopy.

He then leaves for Cincinnati.

Wednesday, September 17, 1856.+-

Urbana, IL.

All-day Fremont rally is held. In morning crowd assembles in grove east of Urbana and hears speeches by Herndon, Lovejoy, Scott, and Norton. "A most sumptuous repast was then served up by the ladies of Urbana, after which the people again assembled at different stands." Lincoln and Fithian speak from one stand, Wilson (of Indiana) and Bross from other. Chicago Democratic Press, 22 September 1856.

Thursday, September 17, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

Defense occupies day in presentation of testimony. Chicago Press, 18 September 1857.

Friday, September 17, 1858.+-

Mattoon, IL.

Lincoln arrives at 6 A.M. Both he and Douglas spend day and night in Mattoon. Henry C. Whitney, Life on the Circuit with Lincoln (Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1892), 464-65; Chicago Tribune, 21 September 1858.

Saturday, September 17, 1859.+-

Dayton, OH, Hamilton, OH, Cincinnati, OH.

Between trains Lincoln speaks nearly two hours in Dayton. He stops also at Hamilton and makes short speech to crowd awaiting him. Arriving in Cincinnati, he and Mrs. Lincoln are escorted to Burnet House. At 8 P.M. he speaks in Market House Square. Daniel J. Ryan, "Lincoln and Ohio," Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 32:63ff; Speech at Dayton, Ohio, 17 September 1859, CW, 3:436-62.

Tuesday, September 17, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President writes Gen. Scott: "Inform me what can be, and ought to be done as a recognition of the gallantry of the officers who fought with Gen. [Nathaniel] Lyon at Wilson's creek?" [Action in Mo., 10 August 1861]; Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 17 September 1861, CW, 4:526-27.

Sec. Chase hands President telegram from Gen. Sherman regarding available troops. Chase to Sherman, 17 September 1861, William T. Sherman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, September 17, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President at Gen. Halleck's office in conference with former Sen. Johnson (Md.) and army captain from Harper's Ferry, Va. Donald, Chase Diaries, 147.

At Soldiers' Home completes second draft of preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Randall, Lincoln, 2:159.

Pays $12.62, closing harness account. Lutz Account Book.

Thursday, September 17, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Sec. Chase in morning conference with President in White House. Former Gov. Newell (N.J.) interviews Lincoln on behalf of deserter. Official Records—Armies 548; Abraham Lincoln to George G. Meade, 17 September 1863, CW, 6:460-61.

President requests Sec. Chase to see Mr. Church [probably Lawrence S. Church of Woodstock] and Mr. Farwell [probably Charles B. Farwell of Chicago], gentlemen from Illinois. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 17 September 1863, CW, 6:460.

Wife of Capt. John S. Struthers calls and asks President that her husband be allowed to resign. Lincoln writes Sec. Stanton : "I would be for accepting it, on the general principle, that we are rapidly getting an over proportion of officers." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 17 September 1863, CW, 6:462.

Drafts order concerning writ of habeas corpus, whereby military officers will not produce their prisoners in obedience to such writs. Draft of Order Concerning Writ of Habeas Corpus, [17 September 1863], CW, 6:460.

Orders Gen. Schenck to send Maj. Hayner to Washington with "facts in relation to the misconduct of the people on the Eastern Shore of Virginia." Abraham Lincoln to Robert C. Schenck, 17 September 1863, CW, 6:461-62.

Saturday, September 17, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet convenes in special meeting to consider return of plantations in Louisiana to claimants. Bates, Diary.

Committee from District of Columbia calls on President and asks two weeks' postponement of draft. President replies that similar delegations were coming from other parts of the country and doubts that he can make an exception for the District but promises to see the Secretary of War on the matter. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 19 September 1864, 3d ed., 2:5.

Lincoln telegraphs General William T. Sherman: "I feel great interest in the subjects of your despatch mentioning corn and Sorghum, & a contemplated visit to you." Abraham Lincoln to William T. Sherman, 17 September 1864, CW, 8:9-10.

[Private Secretary John Hay returns to his duties at the Executive Mansion after absence of five or six weeks. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 19 September 1864, 3d ed., 2:5.]