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Monday, July 18, 1836.+-

Varsell's Farm on Sugar Creek, Sangamon County, IL.

Seventeen candidates meet at Varsell farm in southern Sangamon County. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 July 1836, 2:2.

Lincoln takes leading part in campaign, "espousing the Whig side of all questions . . . [and] manifesting skill and tact." R. L. Wilson to William H. Herndon, 10 February 1866, William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

Tuesday, July 18, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Ewing of Fayette leads fight to repeal law moving capital to Springfield. Lincoln's motion to table Ewing's amendment fails. Select committee is appointed to report on bill and amendment. On committee are Reddick of Macon, Voris of Peoria, Turney of Wayne, Ewing, and Lincoln.House Journal.

Thursday, July 18, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is appointed commissioner to convey 50-acre tract awarded to complainant in Joseph St. John v. W. D. Chilton et al. In Spear et al. v. Newton & Newton, time is given defendant to answer by September 1, 1839. I. S. Britton is appointed auditor. Stuart & Lincoln and Logan & Baker appear for plaintiff, David Spear.Record.

[Judge Wm. Thomas presides for Judge Treat July 18, 1839, July 19, 1839, July 20, 1839.] Lincoln writes court decree for Johnson Whaley, plaintiff, to sell real estate in Whaley v. McElyea et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, July 18, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln asks that Trotter v. Thomas be continued for failure to serve process in time. He gets judgment by default for $200 in Simpson v. Hesser. In Rucker v. Early et al., he is appointed guardian ad litem for George N. Early and Jacob M. Early, infant defendants.Record.

Thursday, July 18, 1844.+-

Vandalia, IL.

At morning meeting resolutions of thanks to Simeon Francis, temporary chairman, and to Thornton for good work he is to do tomorrow, are passed. They resolve to put "shoulders to the wheel." Crowd increases and it is estimated 5,000 men and 1,000 women will be on hand tomorrow.Sangamo Journal, 25 July 1844, 8 August 1844.

Saturday, July 18, 1846.+-

Lacon, IL.

Whig Party congressional candidate Lincoln campaigns in Lacon, Illinois, where he speaks about the tariff issue, "the Mexican war, [and the] annexation of Texas." A newspaper reports, "Mr. Lincoln is one of the strongest men of our State—possessing a well disciplined, clear and comprehensive mind—a mind able to grasp any subject within the range of the statesman. Of his election we have no doubt; in the event of which his constituents of all parties may safely repose confidence in his ability, and fidelity to their interests." Illinois Gazette (Lacon), 25 July 1846, 2:5.

Tuesday, July 18, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes against amendment to appropriations bill striking out appropriation for Savannah River. It is defeated by negative vote of speaker, 85-85. He votes to agree to conference committee's report on bill for prosecution of war and on other amendments to appropriations bill.Globe; Journal.

Thursday, July 18, 1850.+-

Chicago, IL.

Hoyt trial. [Mrs. Lincoln buys merchandise, 50¢. Irwin Ledger.]

Wednesday, July 18, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln returns home, and is busy in U.S. Circuit Court. With Logan, he files exceptions to auditor's report in Bank of Missouri v. Ryan et al. On their motion, leave is given to take further testimony. Defendant Ryan is also ordered to answer by first Monday in Sept. [September 3, 1855] Record.

Friday, July 18, 1856.+-

Sterling, IL.

Lincoln speaks at another Fremont and Bissell meeting. "A grand rally," Chicago Democratic Press (July 17, 1856, July 19, 1856) characterizes it. Lincoln speaks here for old time's sake. Robert L. Wilson, one of the Long Nine, invited him. IHi—Trans, 1908, 323-26.

Saturday, July 18, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL and Springfield, IL.

Lincoln returns home. Abraham Lincoln to Gustave P. Koerner, 19 July 1857, CW, 2:410-11.

Monday, July 18, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL and En route.

[Robert buys vinegar at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.]

Wednesday, July 18, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Republican presidential nominee Lincoln writes to U.S. Senator Hannibal Hamlin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee. Lincoln cannot recall whether or not he and Hamlin, of Maine, had previously met. Lincoln writes, "It appears to me that you and I ought to be acquainted, and accordingly I write this as a sort of introduction of myself to you. You first entered the Senate during the single term I was a member of the House of Representatives, but I have no recollection that we were introduced." Lincoln adds, "The prospect of Republican success now appears very flattering, so far as I can perceive. Do you see anything to the contrary?" Abraham Lincoln to Hannibal Hamlin, 18 July 1860, CW, 4:84-85.

Thursday, July 18, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

"Met the President crossing Pennsylvania Avenue, striding like a crane in a bulrush swamp . . . evidently in a hurry, on his way to the White House," President writes Sec. Chase for help in patronage to avoid "a difficulty, or rupture" with Sen. King (N.Y.) and Cong. Galusha A. Grow (Pa.). Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 18 July 1861, CW, 4:452.

Friday, July 18, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Senators Lyman Trumbull (Ill.) and James R. Doolittle (Wis.) interview Lincoln regarding appointments. Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, 18 July 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 18 July 1862, CW, 5:332.

[Mrs. Lincoln, Robert, and Tad return to Washington from their northern tour. National Republican (Washington, DC), 21 July 1862, 2:2.]

Saturday, July 18, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President and Judge Adv. Gen. Holt spend six hours reviewing courtmartial sentences. Lincoln averse to death sentence for cowardice. Hay, Letters and Diary; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 18 July 1863, CW, 6:335; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 18 July 1863, CW, 6:335; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 18 July 1863, CW, 6:335-36; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 18 July 1863, CW, 6:336; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 18 July 1863, CW, 6:336; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 18 July 1863, CW, 6:336; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 18 July 1863, CW, 6:336; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 18 July 1863, CW, 6:336; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 18 July 1863, CW, 6:337.

To Hay, Lincoln remarks on case of Capt. James M. Cutts, Jr., (See October 26, 1863) charged with furtively watching woman undress, that Cutts should be elevated to "peerage" with title of "Count Peeper." Hay, Letters and Diary.

Lincoln's pronunciation resembles name of Count Piper, Swedish diplomat.

Monday, July 18, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President issues call for 500,000 Volunteers. Proclamation Calling for 500,000 Volunteers, 18 July 1864, CW, 7:448-49.

J. R. Gilmore reports to Lincoln on interview with President Davis: South fighting for independence and not slavery; terms of peace must be based on recognition of independence. James R. Gilmore, Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War (Boston: Page, 1898), 288-89.

E. J. Moore, sixth Pennsylvania district, discusses appointments with President. More to Cameron, 25 July 1864, Simon Cameron Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President converts loan certificates for $26,181.40 into U.S. stocks. Washington Chronicle, 17 October 1864.

Telegraphs Gen. Sherman who opposes sending recruiting officers into Confederate States: "We here, will do what we consistently can to save you from difficulties arising out of it. May I ask therefore that you will give your hearty cooperation?" Abraham Lincoln to William T. Sherman, 18 July 1864, CW, 7:449-50.

President states position of his government regarding peace, in document to be delivered by Horace Greeley and John Hay to persons in Canada purporting to represent Confederate States: "Any proposition which embraces the restoration of peace, the integrity of the whole Union, and the abandonment of slavery, and which comes by and with an authority that can control the armies now at war against the United States will be received and considered by the Executive government of the United States, and will be met by liberal terms on other substantial and collateral points; and the bearer, or bearers thereof shall have safe-conduct both ways." Abraham Lincoln to Whom It May Concern, 18 July 1864, CW, 7:451.