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Friday, June 19, 1835.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln and Bowling Green witness deed of Alexander Latimer and Eunice J. Latimer to Henry Anno for 240 acres, for which Anno pays $1,000. Sangamon County Deed Book H, 393, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois Springfield.

Monday, June 19, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Daniel Webster is escorted into town from Berlin, 15 miles west of Springfield, by Capt. E. H. Merryman's Artillery. Webster attends barbecue given at Porter's Grove on west side of town and delivers stirring address to large crowd.Sangamo Journal, 24 June 1837. Morgan Circuit Court opens two-week session at Jacksonville.]

Tuesday, June 19, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files with the Sangamon County Circuit Court a declaration in the assumpsit suit McNair v. Adams. He asks for $1,000 in damages. Treat and Campbell represent the defendant.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

In Edward Crow & Co. v. Garrett, Lincoln writes, signs, and files with the court the bill of complaint and bond for costs.Record.

[In Harwood v. Forsythe & Buckner, the Morgan County Circuit Court Clerk files a declaration, praecipe, and bond for costs which Lincoln wrote and mailed to Jacksonville the day before.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.]

Friday, June 19, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs assignment of errors in James & Leonard v. Hughill.File.

Saturday, June 19, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Joshua F. Speed, of Louisville, Kentucky, about a Sangamon County Justice of the Peace case. Lincoln represents brothers Archibald and William Trailor, who stand accused of Archibald Fisher's murder. Dr. Gilmore claimed that Fisher was still alive, and the court released the Trailors. Lincoln writes, "Thus stands this curious affair now. When the doctor's story was first made public, it was amusing to scan and contemplate the countenances, and hear the remarks of those who had been actively engaged in the search for the dead body. Some looked quizical, some melancholly, and some furiously angry." Lincoln adds that one observer "said it was too damned bad, to have so much trouble, and no hanging after all." Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 19 June 1841, CW, 1:254-58.

Monday, June 19, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Samuel Wyckoff and Dennis Forrest, owners of adjoining tracts of land in Sangamon County, dispute small strip. They submit question to Lincoln and sign agreement, which he draws up, to abide by his decision.Arbitration Award to Samuel Wyckoff, 3 July 1843, CW, 1:326-27.

Wednesday, June 19, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

Great Whig meeting is held in Peoria—5,000 to 8,000 estimated attendance. Archibald Williams of Quincy is chosen president. Speeches are made by Lincoln, Baker, Morrison, Anderson, Kilpatrick, Sweet, Bond, and Dr. McDowell and Uriel Wright of St. Louis. Lincoln is chairman of committee on resolutions. Resolutions Adopted by the Whig Convention at Peoria, Illinois, 19 June 1844, CW, 1:338-40; Sangamo Journal, 27 June 1844; Quincy Whig, 26 June 1844.

Saturday, June 19, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln deposits $7.50 in his account in bill receivable from G. Smith. Irwin Ledger.

Monday, June 19, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

"Do you know any democrats who will vote for Taylor?" inquires Lincoln of R. S. Thomas, "and if so, what are their names? Do you know any Whigs who will not vote for him? and if so, what are their names? and for whom will they vote? Please answer this just as soon as it is received."Abraham Lincoln to Richard S. Thomas, 19 June 1848, CW, 1:479.

He votes to refer memorial from Chicago River and Harbor Convention to Committee on Commerce. Resolution is adopted 133-56.Globe.

Tuesday, June 19, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes to Thomas Ewing recommending N. G. Wilcox for receiver of Land Office at Stillwater, Minnesota. Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Ewing, 19 June 1849, CW, 2:55.

Wednesday, June 19, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and Logan insert notice of pending suit of Burkhardt et al. v. Browne et al. in Illinois Journal.

Tuesday, June 19, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is one of defendants' solicitors in Correll et al. v. McDaniel et al., suit to break will. Jury tries case, but is unable to agree and is dismissed (see November 30, 1855). Another case, in which Lincoln & Herndon appear for plaintiff, is settled by agreement, defendant paying $35 and costs. Organ and Kessler, defendants in liquor case who defaulted on June 12, 1855, put up $100 for their appearance next term. Record.

Thursday, June 19, 1856.+-

Urbana, IL.

[In Philadelphia, where first Republican National Convention is in session, Lincoln's name is presented for Vice-Presidency. He receives 110 votes, but William L. Dayton of New Jersey is nominated as Fremont's running mate.]

Saturday, June 19, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Sydney Spring and Andrew McCallen about candidates for legislature in their districts. He writes to James W. Somers, Urbana attorney, on law case. Abraham Lincoln to Sydney Spring, 19 June 1858, CW, 2:470; Abraham Lincoln to Andrew McCallen, 19 June 1858, CW, 2:469; Abraham Lincoln to James W. Somers, 19 June 1858, CW, 2:469-70.

In U.S. Circuit Court Hamilton v. Cooper, in which Lincoln filed declaration May 26, 1858, is called. Defendant defaults, and judgment for $2,289.15 is awarded plaintiff. Record.

Tuesday, June 19, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

"Lincoln is well and doing well," writes Herndon to Trumbull. "Has thousands of letters daily, many visitors every hour from all sections. He is bored, bored badly." Lyman Trumbull Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln, indignant, writes Galloway of Ohio: "Messrs. Follett, Foster & Co's Life of me is not by my authority; and I have scarcely been so much astounded by anything, as by their public announcement that it is authorized by me." He asks Galloway to "look it over, & exclude what you may think would embarrass the party—bearing in mind, at all times, that I authorize nothing—will be responsible fornothing." Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, 19 June 1860, CW, 4:79-80.

Wednesday, June 19, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

In the morning, President Lincoln and Secretary of War Simon Cameron review two Pennsylvania regiments. Sun (Baltimore, MD), 20 June 1861, 2:2.

Confers with Adjt. Gen. Thomas on military appointments. Abraham Lincoln to Lorenzo Thomas, 19 June 1861, CW, 4:413.

President Lincoln writes to Ninian W. Edwards, who is married to Elizabeth Todd, Mary Lincoln's sister. Edwards, of Springfield, Illinois, wrote to Lincoln seeking a government position. Lincoln explains, "I thought I would inquire into the thing and write you, but the extraordinary pressure upon me diverted me from it, and soon it passed out of my mind. . . . I am unwilling, of course, that you should be deprived of a chance to make something, if it can be done without injustice to the Government, or to any individual." Abraham Lincoln to Ninian W. Edwards, 19 June 1861, CW, 4:412.

From the entrance of the White House, President Lincoln watches as the First Massachusetts Regiment, under the command of Colonel Robert Cowdin, passes in review. A newspaper reports, "After the column . . . passed the President, the crowd of lookers on made a rush toward him to greet him and shake hands. The stampede and competition to obtain a recognition from his Excellency was so great that the guard of the regiment had to interfere to prevent the crowd from killing the President with kindness. What made the crowd more unpleasant to the President was that he had been standing beneath a broiling sun during the passing of the regiment, and was quite fatigued." Afterward, Lincoln meets with various individuals, including the President of the Boston and Worcester Railroad, Ginery Twitchell. Lincoln then "took his leave, saying that he was very busy preparing for the assembling of Congress." New York Herald, 20 June 1861, 1:1-2; Warren H. Cudworth, History of the First Regiment (Massachusetts Infantry) (Boston: Walker, Fuller, and Company, 1866), 28-29.

Announces that he will receive no visitors until the opening of the special session of Congress on July 4, 1861. National Republican (Washington, DC), 20 June 1861, 2:3; New York Times, 20 June 1861.

In the evening, President Lincoln and his wife, Mary, visit the Navy Yard, where they watch New York's 71st Regiment perform drills. A newspaper reports, "The usual salute was fired." New York Daily Tribune, 20 June 1861, 4:6.

Thursday, June 19, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President, accompanied by Sec. Stanton and Gen. Wadsworth, reviews Scott Cavalry Regiment. Boston Advertiser, 20 June 1862.

Secretary of Senate ordered to "wait upon Presdt. of U.S. and inform him that, in the absence of the V.P., the Senate has chosen the Honorable Solomon Foot Presdt. of the Senate pro tempore." Memorandum, 19 June 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President approves act securing freedom to all persons within U.S. territories. Stat. L., XII, 432.

Writes Gen. McClellan: "If large re-inforcements are going from Richmond to Jackson, it proves one of two things, either that they are very strong at Richmond, or do not mean to defend the place desperately." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 19 June 1862, CW, 5:277.

Friday, June 19, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President replies to committee appointed by planters of state of Louisiana regarding reorganization of state government. Abraham Lincoln to E. E. Malhiot, Bradish Johnson, and Thomas Cottman, 19 June 1863, CW, 6:287-89.

President Lincoln meets with Boston Mayor Frederick W. Lincoln, who represents a "commission" now in Washington "to consult the President with reference to the defenses of Boston." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 19 June 1863, 2:4.

Receives news that Rear Admiral Andrew H. Foote, suffering from incurable disease, is in critical condition. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 19 June 1863, 2d ed., Extra, 2:2, 4.

Instructs John Nicolay to inform Chicago Tribune that President will be glad to receive copies "so long as in your kindness you may please to send it." Nicolay to Tribune Company, 19 June 1863, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sunday, June 19, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.,

President telegraphs Mrs. Lincoln at Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York: "Tad arrived safely, and all well." Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, 19 June 1864, CW, 7:401.

Attends funeral of 18 women killed in explosion at Arsenal and buried in Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St. SE., on eastern branch of Potomac, about one and a half miles from Capitol. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 20 June 1864, 2d ed., 3:1-2; N.Y. Herald, 20 June 1864; Chicago Tribune, 20 June 1864.

Accompanied by John Hay, visits Ford's Theatre for sacred concert. William R. Thayer, The Life and Letters of John Hay, 2 vols. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1915), 1:147; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 20 June 1864, 2d ed., 3:2.