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Wednesday, November 19, 1834.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and Berry are made parties to judgment obtained in Sangamon Circuit Court by Peter Van Bergen against William G. Green April 29, 1834. On October 11, 1834 Berry turned over horse to Radford at agreed value of $35, and on October 19, 1834 paid balance due Radford, therefore judgment is reduced by order of court to $154 owed to Van Bergen.Record; Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem, 72.

[Lincoln and Berry are unable to pay judgment, and sheriff levies on their personal possessions, including Lincoln's horse, saddle, bridle, and surveying instruments. James Short buys and returns them to Lincoln.Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem, 73-74.]

Saturday, November 19, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

[Meeting of Sangamon citizens is held in Springfield to discuss internal improvements and to adopt measures to bring action by legislature. Sangamon delegation is instructed to vote for general system of internal improvements.Sangamo Journal, 3 December 1836.]

Tuesday, November 19, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Week of political debate begins. Cyrus Walker leads off for Whigs and Douglas replies. Lincoln closes debate.Register, 23 November 1839.

terms it plot of "two pluck one," and accuses Lincoln of an assumed clownishness he is advised to correct. He files replication in Atwood & Jones v. Douglas & Wright.Record.

Friday, November 19, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Throckmorton & Everett v. Dockum, ejectment suit, is tried. Court finds defendant guilty of withholding possession of premises and awards estate in fee simple. Logan & Lincoln also win Maines v. Braucher when jury awards plaintiff damages of $186. Master in chancery reports allegations true in petition of Wallace v. Wallace. Divorce granted.Record.

Saturday, November 19, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln file a notice to the creditors of Henry Arnold of a preliminary hearing on December 9, 1842, in the bankruptcy case In re Arnold, before Judge Pope in the U.S. District Court.Record.

Tuesday, November 19, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Thayer v. Farrell is continued with consent to take and retake depositions. In Ware v. Ball, defendant is ordered to pay master-in-chancery $561.77 by March 15, 1844 or land described in bill will be sold. Welles represents plaintiff and Robbins, Logan & Lincoln defendant.Record.

Wednesday, November 19, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln v. Smith, executor of William Trailor, is tried by court, which awards plaintiffs $100 and costs. (See also May 26, 1847.) Lincoln withdraws defendant's appearance in Blankenship v. Northcut, and plaintiff dismisses case. Two cases are continued.Record.

Thursday, November 19, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

People v. Vigal, indictment for assault, is continued with defendant, Lincoln's client, giving bail for $200. InThompson and wife v. Broadwell et al. plaintiffs are awarded judgment by default. Robbins is attorney for plaintiffs and Logan, Lincoln & Herndon for defendants.Record.

Monday, November 19, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

In "Illinois Journal" Lincoln reads notice of article printed in Chicago "Journal" giving account of intemperate speech delivered by Usher F. Linder in Illinois legislature, and supposedly endorsed by Lincoln and other Whigs, denouncing Thomas Ewing for appointment of Butterfield. Abraham Lincoln to the Editor of the Chicago Journal, 21 November 1849, CW, 2:68.

Tuesday, November 19, 1850.+-

Taylorville, IL.

Lincoln files affidavit for defendant in People v. Brown. Files.

Lincoln writes and signs answer of William Yates in Barrett & Barrett v. Eastham et al.. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, November 19, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon Circuit Court convenes. Six of Lincoln & Herndon's cases are called. In two cases motions are entered, two others are set for hearing later in term, and two are continued until next year. Record.

Wednesday, November 19, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Murder case comes to trial. Theodore Anderson and Jane Anderson are charged with murder, in May 1856, of George Anderson, uncle of Theodore and husband of Jane. Logan, Lincoln, and Rosette represent Theodore Anderson; Stuart and Edwards, Lewis, and Campbell appear for Jane Anderson. Most of first day of trial is taken up with selection of jury from panel of 240. Illinois State Journal, 20 November 1856, 22 November 1856.

Thursday, November 19, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

[William Armstrong is brought before bar. Defense moves accussed be admitted to bail. Motion is denied. Record.]

Friday, November 19, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

"I am glad I made the late race," Lincoln writes to his old friend A. G. Henry. "It gave me a hearing on the great and durable question of the age, which I could have had in no other way; and though I now sink out of view, and shall be forgotten, I believe I have made some marks which will tell for the cause of civil liberty long after I am gone." To Henry Asbury, E. A. Paine, and Anson Miller, political supporters, he writes encouragement. Abraham Lincoln to Anson G. Henry, 19 November 1858, CW, 3:339-40; Abraham Lincoln to Henry Asbury, 19 November 1858, CW, 3:339; Abraham Lincoln to Eleazar A. Paine, 19 November 1858, CW, 3:340; Abraham Lincoln to Anson S. Miller, 19 November 1858, CW, 3:340.

Saturday, November 19, 1859.+-

Mt. Vernon, IL and En route to Springfield, IL.

Lincoln probably returns to Springfield by train. Judge's Docket, November 1859 Term, People v. Illinois Central RR, Court Docket A 1st GD 1849-1870, Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.

Monday, November 19, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes three acknowledgments of congratulations, including one to his old friend Speed: "I shall be at Chicago Thursday the 22nd. Inst. and one or two succeeding days. Could you not meet me there? Mary thinks of going with me; and therefore I suggest that Mrs. S. accompany you." Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 19 November 1860, CW, 4:141; Abraham Lincoln to Henry Asbury, 19 November 1860, CW, 4:140; Abraham Lincoln to Park Benjamin, 19 November 1860, CW, 4:140-41.

Donn Piatt and R. C. Schenck of Ohio arrive in Springfield, take tea with Lincoln at home, and sit far into night discussing situation. Illinois State Journal, 20 November 1860; Donn Piatt, Memories of Men Who Saved the Union (New York: Bedford, Clarke, 1887), 29-34.

Tuesday, November 19, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln refuses to accept resignation of Col. Lamon as U.S. marshal for District of Columbia. N.Y. Times, 20 November 1861.

Wednesday, November 19, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives J. Wesley Greene, Pittsburgh businessman, at White House for interview to hear about two conversations Greene claims to have had with President Davis. Stanton to Lincoln, 19 November 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Memorandum Concerning J. Wesley Greene, [December 1862?], CW, 5:517-18.

Orders Atty. Gen. Bates to issue pardon to Gen. Edwin R. Price (CSA), who resigned his commission and went home. Abraham Lincoln to Edward Bates, 19 November 1862, CW, 5:500-1.

Thursday, November 19, 1863.+-

Gettysburg, PA and Washington, DC.

According to Nicolay's account, after breakfast at Wills house, Lincoln retires to his room, where Nicolay joins him, and completes preparation of his speech. John G. Nicolay, "Lincoln's Gettysburg Address," The Century Magazine 25:598.

About 10 A.M. President, dressed in black, wearing white gauntlets and usual crepe around hat in memory of Willie, leaves Wills house to join procession. Receives round after round of "three hearty cheers," and shakes many hands as crowd gathers. Washington Chronicle, 21 November 1863.

Thousands welcome President in Gettysburg. Weather fine. Flags in Washington at half-mast in honor of dead in cemetery at Gettysburg. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 19 November 1863, 2d ed., 2:6.

Gov. Curtin (Pa.), who arrived last evening with numerous important people on special train from Harrisburg, Pa., remarks to Lincoln about serenade given Gov. Seymour (N.Y.), and Lincoln replies: "He deserves it. No man has shown greater interest and promptness in his cooperation with us." Rice, 514.

President mounts "a magnificent chestnut charger." Monaghan, Diplomat, 341.

Rides in procession to cemetery. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Procession delayed; starts to move about 11 A.M. LL, No. 1425.

Head of procession arrives at speaker's platform inside cemetery at 11:15 A.M. President receives military salute. President and members of cabinet, with group of military and civic dignitaries, occupy platform. "The President was received with marked respect and a perfect silence due to the solemnity of the occasion, every man among the immense gathering uncovering at his appearance." Washington Chronicle, 20 November 1863.

Lincoln shakes hands with Gov. Tod (Ohio), who introduces Gov.-elect John Brough (Ohio), and takes his place between chairs reserved for Sec. Seward and Edward Everett, orator to make principal address. At 11:40 A.M. Everett arrives, is introduced to President, and program music begins. Washington Chronicle, 21 November 1863.

Once during Everett's two-hour oration Lincoln stirs in his chair. "He took out his steel-bowed spectacles, put them on his nose, took two pages of manuscript from his pocket, looked them over and put them back." Monaghan, Diplomat, 341.

About 2 P.M. Lincoln "in a fine, free way, with more grace than is his wont" delivers Gettysburg Address. He holds manuscript but does not appear to read from it. John G. Nicolay, "Lincoln's Gettysburg Address," The Century Magazine 25:602; Dennett, Hay Diaries and Letters, 121; Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg, 19 November 1863, CW, 7:22-23.

Pronounces his "r" plainly, does not speak like Southerner. Henry B. Rankin, Intimate Character Sketches of Abraham Lincoln (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1924), 285.

On platform, after speech, President remarks to Marshal Lamon: "Lamon, that speech won't scour! It is a flat failure and the people are disappointed." Lamon, Recollections, 173.

John R. Young, recording speech in shorthand for Philadelphia "Press," leans across aisle and asks President if that is all. Lincoln replies, "Yes, for the present." John R. Young, Men and Memories: Personal Reminiscences, 2 vols., edited by May D. Russell Young (New York: F. T. Neely, 1901), 1:69.

President decides to hear address by Lt. Gov.-elect Charles Anderson (Pa.) at 4:30 P.M. in Presbyterian Church. Meets "old John Burns, the soldier of 1812, and the only man in Gettysburg who volunteered to defend it." Burns accompanies him and Sec. Seward to hear Anderson speak. President's special train leaves Gettysburg about 7 P.M. and arrives in Washington at 1:10 A.M. on Friday. Washington Chronicle, 21 November 1863.

Lincoln returns from Gettysburg with a mild form of smallpox (varioloid) and remains under half quarantine in White House for nearly three weeks. Bates, Diary, 30 November 1863; Welles, Diary, Dec.

Saturday, November 19, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President lifts blockade on Norfolk, Fernandina, Fla., and Pensacola, Fla. Washington Chronicle, 21 November 1864; Proclamation Concerning Blockade, 19 November 1864, CW, 8:115.

Issues second order to release Indian "Big Eagle" from confinement at Davenport, Iowa. Abraham Lincoln to Alfred Sully, 19 November 1864, CW, 8:116.