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Saturday, February 18, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Capital bill tabled yesterday is taken up. Motion to table until July 4, 1837 fails after discussion. On Lincoln's motion, bill is tabled until Monday. He also has tabled motion to submit bill to referendum. He votes yea on resolution to adjourn February 27, 1837.House Journal; William E. Baringer, Lincoln's Vandalia: A Pioneer Portrait (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1949), 105-7.

Monday, February 18, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Revenue bill is voted down 42 to 40, but vote is reconsidered and bill passes 37 to 32. Seven representatives from Sangamon vote yea on both ballots. Lincoln votes nay on postponing indefinitely bill to increase capital of state bank.House Journal.

Tuesday, February 18, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes, for Stuart & Lincoln, declaration and praecipe in Trotter v. Lasswell & Elkin.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, February 18, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln votes to reduce attorney general's salary from $1,500 to $1,000 but opposes similar move in respect to members of Supreme Court. I. N. Morris is elected president of board of canal commissioners. Lincoln votes for W. F. Thornton. He votes for Jacob Fry, who is elected acting commissioner of canal board.House Journal.

Saturday, February 18, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, as attorney for William P. Speed, writes and signs praecipe and bond for costs in Speed v. Boice. He writes agreement filed in State Bank v. Elkin et al., signing for codefendant and their attorneys, "Baker & Bledsoe & Logan & Lincoln."Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Photocopy.

Tuesday, February 18, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Appellant is ruled to assign errors by February 19, 1845 in Cunningham v. Fithian & Juneau. J. J. Brown and McRoberts represent appellant and Lincoln, Logan, and Baker appellees. Record.

Lincoln wrote reply in case in 1844, but action was postponed. Lincoln writes reply to petition, signing "Thomas & Lincoln," in Farmers and Mechanics Insurance Co. for use of Dunlap v. Young. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, February 18, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln for appellants and Constable for appellee try Welch et al. v. Sykes. Peters for appellees moves to have Garrett et ux. v. Stevenson & Wardwell remanded to Peoria County Circuit Court. Lincoln resists motion. Lincoln loses appeal in Wafer v. Storer et al. when Supreme Court affirms decision of Woodford County Circuit Court. Record.

Friday, February 18, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln answers roll calls on several private bills and presents petition from citizens of Edgar County requesting reduction of postal rates.Globe; Journal.

Monday, February 18, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs bill in chancery in Gatton et al. v. Turner & Ransom, Sangamon Circuit Court case. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, February 18, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln does paper work in three cases involving Alton & Sangamon Railroad Co. He writes and files declaration in suit against Joseph Klein. He revises declaration, which Herndon wrote, and writes praecipe in action against Thomas Kirkpatrick. In third suit, against John M. Burkhardt, he revises and files Herndon's declaration. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, February 18, 1854.+-

Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL?

[Visitors leave Chicago on Aurora 'extension' at 8:00 A.M. At noon they reach La Salle, where they dine. Returning through Bloomington, they arrive in Springfield at seven. Illinois Journal, 20 February 1854.]

Monday, February 18, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Gustave Koerner of Belleville: "You left here sooner than I expected; else I should have asked you on what terms you settled your fee in the case [Clark & Morrison v. Page et al., tried Sept. 6, 1855], in connection with which we met at Carlinville last fall. I think you said you had no objection to tell me. If you have not, please write me at once, as I wish to regulate my claim somewhat by yours." Abraham Lincoln to Gustave P. Koerner, 18 February 1856, CW, 2:332.

Thursday, February 18, 1858.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln talks politics with Norman B. Judd, who has just returned from Washington. "He says Douglas is dead—feels bad, is gloomy, miserable, knows he is lost." Joseph F. Newton, Lincoln and Herndon (Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1910), 143.

Judd tells Lincoln that if he wants to be senator, he must personally canvass central Illinois. Judd to Trumbull, 19 April 1858, Lyman Trumbull Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, February 18, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Counsel in People v. Illinois Central RR stipulate that in event of passage of bill now before legislature there should be no revaluation of property of company, nor appeal from 1857 assessment. Counsel for state agree to remove limit of $13,000,000 and leave valuation entirely to court. Lincoln is one of attorneys for railroad. 27 Ill. 66.

He buys cough remedies at his drug store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 152.

Monday, February 18, 1861.+-

Buffalo, NY and Albany, NY.

Several hundred persons and military escort witness Lincoln's departure by train at 5:45 A.M. Horace Greeley again on board. Stops made at New York towns of Batavia, Rochester, Clyde, Syracuse, Utica, Little Falls, Fonda, Amsterdam, and Schenectady. Illinois State Journal, 20 February 1861.

Mr. Bloomer, of Buffalo, "provides the party with dinner, a car being especially fitted up for that purpose." Cleveland Plain Dealer, 18 February 1861.

Gov. Edwin D. Morgan (N.Y.) details five members of staff to accompany Lincoln to Albany. N.Y. Times, 15 February 1861.

Lincoln is traveling in car used few months previously by Prince of Wales. Harper, Press, 85.

At Syracuse Lincoln disappoints crowd of 10,000 by speaking from train instead of from platform in front of Globe Hotel. Villard, Eve of '61, 90-91.

Acknowledges remarks of welcome by mayor of Utica. At Schenectady does not mount special platform in replying to introduction by Judge Platt Potter of Supreme Court. N.Y. Times, 19 February 1861.

Receives enthusiastic welcome upon arrival in Albany at 2:30 P.M. Exchanges short speeches on train platform with Mayor George H. Thatcher before entering open carriage for ride to state Capitol, where he receives, and replies to, welcome by governor and staff. Immediately afterwards addresses joint meeting of legislature: "It is true that while I hold myself without mock modesty, the humblest of all individuals that have ever been elevated to the Presidency, I have a more difficult task to perform than any one of them. . . . I still have confidence that the Almighty, the Maker of the Universe will . . . bring us through this as He has through all the other difficulties of our country." Villard, Eve of '61, 91-92; N.Y. Tribune, 19 February 1861; Address to the Legislature at Albany, New York, 18 February 1861, CW, 4:225-26.

Thurlow Weed interviews Lincoln at Delavan House where presidential party is staying. Rail Splitters, political club, present bouquet. Committee to escort him to New York calls. Lincoln receives committee from Troy, N.Y., and accepts invitation for next day to "spend just as much time with you as the train permits." N.Y. Herald, 19 February 1861; Abraham Lincoln to M. I. Townsend and Committee, 18 February 1861, CW, 4:227.

Lincoln and Morgan families have evening meal at governor's mansion. Lincoln returns to Delavan House for levee at 9 P.M. and greets individually about 1,000 persons; also visits levee held for ladies. N.Y. Herald, 19 February 1861.

Tuesday, February 18, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cancels evening reception at the Executive Mansion because of children's illness. National Republican (Washington, DC), 18 February 1862, 2:1; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 18 February 1862, 2d ed., 2:1.

Wednesday, February 18, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Cong. Arnold (Ill.) accompanies Col. Joseph H. Tucker of Chicago to interview President on probability of getting Henry R. Tucker, not yet 16 years old, into West Point. Memorandum: Appointment of Henry R. Tucker, 18 February 1863, CW, 6:110.

President transmits to Senate additional article to treaty with Great Britain regarding suppression of African slave trade. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 18 February 1863, CW, 6:110.

Instructs Sec. Seward to convene cabinet at 10 A.M. tomorrow. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 18 February 1863, CW, 6:110-11.

Thursday, February 18, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President raises blockade on port of Brownsville, Tex. Proclamation Concerning Blockade, 18 February 1864, CW, 7:192-93; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 19 February 1864, 2d ed., 2:1.

Baltimore Constitutional Convention adopts resolutions endorsing Lincoln for reelection. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 19 February 1864, 2d ed., 2:2.

President interviews Gen. George R. Davis of Troy, N.Y., regarding "a case of peculiar hardship." Griswold to Lincoln, 18 February 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes to Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew, who complained, "[F]reemen and refugees from slavery, desiring to pass northward . . . seeking to better their fortunes . . . are forcibly and against their will detained." Lincoln suspects that Andrew's overriding objective is "to raise colored troops." Lincoln responds, "If . . . it be really true that Massachusetts wishes to afford a permanent home . . . for . . . colored persons . . . I shall be only too glad to know it. . . . I would not for a moment hinder from going, any person who is free by the terms of the proclamation or any of the acts of Congress." John A. Andrew to Abraham Lincoln, 12 February 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to John A. Andrew, 18 February 1864, CW, 7:191.

Saturday, February 18, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

In morning receives delegation from Massachusetts presented by Senator Henry Wilson (Mass.) and bearing a petition from nearly all State Senators and many State Representatives and Executive officials recommending Governor John A. Andrew for a position in the President's Cabinet. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 18 February 1865, 2d ed., 2:4.

President refuses request of Asst. Sec. Fox for pass permitting Mrs. Kate K. Picket to come through lines and suggests that Mrs. Fox make request. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Receives Sen. Pomeroy (Kans.) and Mr. King of Washington, DC, to discuss case of son, Norman L. King, pardoned from death sentence. Gurley to Lincoln, 17 February 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 11 February 1865, CW, 8:291.

Mrs. Lincoln holds regular Saturday afternoon reception, and the President assisted her in greeting guests. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 18 February 1865, 2d ed., 2:2; Washington Chronicle, 19 February 1865.

Writes check to "Self" for $761.00. CW, 8:581.