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Saturday, March 19, 1836.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Lincoln, Ninian W. Edwards, and Robert L. Wilson announce as candidates for legislature. John T. Stuart announces for Congress.Sangamo Journal, 19 March 1836.]

Monday, March 19, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Morgan Circuit Court convenes at Jacksonville for two-week session. Judge Jesse B. Thomas, Jr., presides. Josiah Lamborn and firm of William Thomas & William Brown have most cases. John J. Hardin and Murray McConnel are among term's leading lawyers.Record.]

Saturday, March 19, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, deposits $30 cash into Abraham Lincoln's account with a Springfield store/bank. Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 19 March 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Tuesday, March 19, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln have nine cases in court. Ball v. Field is tried before jury; Webb v. Jacobs they win by default. In Irwin v. Wilbourn, justice of peace is ruled to send up papers. Three cases are continued and one dismissed. By agreement, Beidler v. Woodruff is set for hearing Thursday. They win Thayer & Co. v. Canfield, assumpsit suit. They appear for plaintiff in all except last two cases.Record.

Wednesday, March 19, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Defendant in Valentine v. Delany enters his exceptions to deposition of Joseph Ormsbee. Exception is sustained and deposition excluded, whereupon plaintiff dismisses suit. Brayman appears for plaintiff and Logan & Lincoln for defendant. Clements asks Logan & Lincoln to pay James Burtle out of proceeds of judgment obtained against Cloyd. Lincoln agrees if amount is not over $10.Record; Endorsement: Thomas Clements to Logan & Lincoln, 19 March 1845, CW, 1:344.

Lincoln arranges and writes two agreements. For plaintiff in Taylor v. Von Phul and McGill, assumpsit, parties agree to hearing in two days. Dispute between Andrew Elliott and John Berry will be decided by David H. Smith. Lincoln signs for Elliott, Lamborn for Berry.Record; Photocopy.

Thursday, March 19, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

On Lincoln's motion, Preston v. Brassfield is dismissed. He appears for plaintiff in Miles v. Lawrence and obtains leave to file replication to defendant's plea. This is assumpsit suit brought from Menard County on change of venue.Record.

Lincoln writes answer of Josiah F. Fletcher in Garvey v. Fortune and Garvey.Photocopy.

Friday, March 19, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

By agreement, McLelland & Dulty v. Tinsley is tried without jury. Davis and Edwards represent plaintiffs, Logan and Lincoln defendants. Court takes it under advisement. In Mallory v. Ross judgment of justice's court is affirmed and case dismissed. Lincoln and Campbell are attorneys for appellant. Record.

Lincoln writes, for defendants, demurrer to cross bill in Thompson et ux. v. Broadwell et al.. Lincoln's notice to take deposition, for plaintiff in Wagoner & Wagoner v. Wagoner et al., is filed in Menard County Circuit Court at Petersburg. Photocopy.

Monday, March 19, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

[Sangamon Circuit Court convenes for spring term.]

Tuesday, March 19, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Four of Lincoln & Herndon's cases are called in Circuit Court. One is dismissed by agreement. In another, defendants default and they recover debt of $92.23 and $158.17 damages. In third, Webster & Huntington v. French et al., remanded by Supreme Court January 19, 1850, they secure leave to file supplemental bill. Fourth case is continued. Record.

For Penny v. McHenry et al., Lincoln writes the deposition of defense witness, James M. Robinson. He writes and signs supplemental bill in chancery for plaintiffs in Webster & Huntington v. French et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, March 19, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

In People v. McHenry & Graves, jury finds Lincoln & Herndon's client, McHenry, guilty of adultery; they move for new trial. In Gillett v. Henrietta et ux., defendants, their opponents, default. Two other cases are continued. Record.

Friday, March 19, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Five of Lincoln & Herndon's cases come before Circuit Court. In Herndon v. Todd et ux., assumpsit suit brought by junior partner, defendant defaults and Herndon is awarded damages of $100.50. Lincoln writes, signs, and files declaration in Iles v. Johnston & Brigham, and wins when defendants default and are assessed $418.19 damages. In Wallace v. Witmer and James P. Langford, Lincoln writes Daniel W. Witmer's affidavit and has it sworn and files. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, March 19, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to W. D. Briggs, attorney in Tazewell County, telling him how to proceed in attachment case about which Briggs asked his advice. Abraham Lincoln to William D. Briggs, 19 March 1853, CW, 2:192.

Lincoln buys cambric and "Jaconet" ($2.13). Pratt, Personal Finances, 146.

Monday, March 19, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Due to failure of judge to appear, opening of spring term of Sangamon Circuit Court is deferred until Tuesday. In Probate Court Lincoln settles claim against estate of C. R. Welles, deceased. Record.

Lincoln writes to fellow attorney Henry E. Dummer, of Beardstown, Illinois, regarding Lincoln's former law partner. Lincoln writes, "[Stephen T.] Logan is willing to take the vacant seat on the [Illinois] Supreme [Court] Bench; but he is very anxious to not be beaten, if he is put on the track as a candidate. . . . I am quite anxious for Logan's election, first, because he will make the best Judge, & second because it would hurt his feelings to be beaten worse than it would almost any one else." Abraham Lincoln to Henry E. Dummer, 19 March 1855, CW, 2:309.

Wednesday, March 19, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Taylor v. Humphries, continued from July 10, 1855, is tried by jury in U.S. Circuit Court. Lincoln and Taylor represent plaintiff, Logan defendant. Verdict of jury, which Lincoln writes, finds plaintiff owner of premises in question and assesses his damages at one cent. Record; Files.

In Sangamon Circuit Court, Lincoln & Herndon obtain judgments in five cases. Record.

Saturday, March 19, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes $22.50 check to "J. W. Fracketton, Treasurer &c." DLC—Original.

Robert gets 10 pounds of sugar and four pounds of candles at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 154.

Monday, March 19, 1860.+-

Lincoln, IL.

Acting for defendant, Lincoln writes, signs, and files demurrer in Henrichsen v. Laughery in Logan Circuit Court. He writes agreement as to issue in Musick for use of Johnson v. Baughn & Jackson, which Young for defendant and Parks for plaintiff sign. Photocopy.

Tuesday, March 19, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

G. V. Fox confers with President about Fort Sumter, S.C. Tilley, 174-78. Cong. James M. Ashley (Ohio) sees President about appointment of Francis M. Case (Ohio) as surveyor general for Utah Territory. Ashley to Case, 19 March 1861, Salmon P. Chase Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Irwin withdraws $5.75 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]

Wednesday, March 19, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President calls special meeting of cabinet in morning, "purpose unknown." Philadelphia News, 20 March 1862.

Recognizes José Maria Duran as consul general of Mexican Republic at New York. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 22 March 1862, 2d ed., 2:4.

At 6 P.M. discusses with Sen. Browning (Ill.) gift of yacht from Cornelius Vanderbilt to navy. Browning introduces Peter Peckham and Mr. Taylor, inventors of new type of fuse. Browning, Diary.

In evening artist George P. A. Healy confers with President on placing in Executive Mansion series of paintings of Presidents ordered by Congress. Healy to Nicolay, 20 March 1862, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President Lincoln responds to Dr. Samuel B. Tobey, who is a prominent member of the Society of Friends in New England. Tobey wrote to Lincoln on behalf of the Society's members, known as Quakers, and suggested that the country's civil war could be resolved through peaceful "direct negotiation." Lincoln writes, "Engaged, as I am, in a great war, I fear it will be difficult for the world to understand how fully I appreciate the principles of peace . . . Grateful to the good people you represent for their prayers in behalf of our common country, I look forward hopefully to an early end of war, and return of peace." Society of Friends in New England to Abraham Lincoln, 5 February 1862; William Sprague to Abraham Lincoln, 8 February 1862, both in Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Samuel B. Tobey, 19 March 1862, CW, 5:165-66.

Thursday, March 19, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Gov. John A. Gurley (Arizona Terr.) and John N. Goodwin, chief justice, Arizona Territory, consult further with President about troops. Sec. Stanton and Postmaster Gen. Blair are present. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Washington Chronicle, 20 March 1863.

Saturday, March 19, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President recommends discharge of 16 Indians as named. DNA—WR RG 107, Off. Sec. War, EB 6, Entry 165.

Attends Saturday afternoon reception given by Mrs. Lincoln. Washington National Republican, 19 March 1864.

Sunday, March 19, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President approves Gen. Pope's plan of action for Missouri. Abraham Lincoln to John Pope, 19 March 1865, CW, 8:365-66.