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Tuesday, July 19, 1814.+-

Hardin County, KY.

[Thomas Lincoln purchases "1 truck wagon" for eight and one-third cents at sale of Thomas Hill (probably child's homemade wagon).Will Book C, 254, Hardin County Court; Warren, Parentage and Childhood, 114.]

Thursday, July 19, 1832.+-

Havana, IL and En route to New Salem, IL.

[Sangamo Journal, at Lincoln's request, carries correction: "Some weeks ago [May 3] we gave a list of those candidates [eight] of this County (omitting, by accident the name of Capt. Lincoln, of New Salem,) who were on the frontier periling their lives in the service of their country."]

Saturday, July 19, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln probably attends public meeting at Andrew Heredith's mill at head of Lick Creek, ten miles southwest of Springfield. Meeting is held for "especial benefit of candidates for the legislature."Sangamo Journal, 12 July 1834.

Tuesday, July 19, 1836.+-

Mechanicsburg, IL.

Candidates for legislature hold meeting. Lincoln steps in to see that there is fair play when gang of roughs pick fight with John Neal. William H. Herndon Interview of James Gourley, in Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis, eds., Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998), 451; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 July 1836, 2:2.

Wednesday, July 19, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln reports "act to relocate a part of the State road leading from William Crow's in Morgan County, to Musick's Bridge in Sangamon County." On his motion, bill is amended by adding that "Bowling Green, Bennett Abel and John Bennett relocate so much of the State road leading from Springfield to Lewiston, as lies between New Salem and Petersburg."House Journal; Photocopy.

Amended bill, in Lincoln's hand, for building state house at Springfield is reported by select committee.Bill Amended in Illinois Legislature Relative to the Building of a State House at Springfield, [19 July 1837], CW, 1:84-85.

Friday, July 19, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln get judgments for plaintiffs of $113.66 in Sargent & West v. Ragsdell, and $1,177.81 in Fisk v. Lott et al. They represent complainant in two chancery cases of Mills v. Temple et al. One case is dismissed at defendant's cost and other continued. In Hunter v. Enos et al., Stuart & Lincoln, for plaintiff, file amended bill.Record.

Monday, July 19, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Holdridge v. Bayley, appeal from LaSalle County, is continued by consent of parties.Record.

[In Illinois Reports, 5, 124-26, Logan alone is listed as attorney for appellant. This is error as Lincoln aided in argument of appellant's case.]

Friday, July 19, 1844.+-

Vandalia, IL.

In the morning, Lincoln is in Vandalia, where supporters of Whig presidential candidate Henry Clay gather for a "Mass Convention." A newspaper reports that approximately 6,000 people attend, including "1000 ladies." The report adds, "A procession was formed at 11 o'clock, and marched to the Grove out the West end of the town, where they partook of a plentiful Barbecue." After lunch, the attendees return to town and listen to Lincoln and several others deliver "strong arguments in support of whig doctrines; and with thrilling eloquence."Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 25 July 1844, 2:2, 8 August 1844, 3:2-4.

Wednesday, July 19, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln reports and explains bill from Committee on Post Office and Post Roads providing for post routes. He also moves amendment, but bill is passed without it.Journal; Globe; Remarks in U. S. House of Representatives Concerning Bill to Establish Certain Post Routes, 19 July 1848, CW, 1:500.

Friday, July 19, 1850.+-

Chicago, IL.

Hoyt trial.

Saturday, July 19, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

After visit to telegraph office, Lincoln writes to Martin about telegram pertaining to Sangamon & Alton cases which Martin claims was sent from Springfield office. "The operator . . . declares that no such despach ever went from this office—at least, never in . . . February or March last. He then got up a correspondence with the operator at Alton, who . . . says . . . no such despach was ever, received there." Abraham Lincoln to William Martin, 19 July 1851, CW, 2:106.

Saturday, July 19, 1856.+-

Chicago, IL.

In the evening, Lincoln is in Chicago's Dearborn Park, where he delivers a speech. Partisan newspapers differ on Lincoln's effectiveness. A Democratic paper reports, "Lincoln's speech was the same old sterotyped one he got up some time since, about tearing down the fence and letting in the cows, &c., &c. To those who have heard it before, it was very dry and prosy, and with those who have not heard it, it made no impression whatever." A Republican paper notes, "The speaker was calm, clear and forcible . . . He demonstrated in the strongest manner, that the only issue now before us, is freedom or slavery, that the perpetuity of our institutions is dependent upon maintaining the former against the aggressions of the latter." Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield), 24 July 1856, 2:3; The Daily Democratic Press (Chicago, IL), 21 July 1856, 3:1.

Another Democratic reporter declares crowd so small that Lincoln begins by saying he is not accustomed to "addressing such small gatherings." Chicago Times, 22 July 1856; Speech at Chicago, Illinois, 19 July 1856, CW, 2:348-49.

Sunday, July 19, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln replies to letter from Gustave Koerner. Summarizing status of litigation affecting Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Co., he adds: "Will you please remember that our Sangamon Circuit Court commences Augt. 10—when I suppose our Quo Warranto case will come up, and when I shall be glad to have the benefit of your legal assistance." He writes to Lyman Porter & Co., Lafayette, Ind., merchants, that he can no longer regularly attend court in Tazewell County. He tells William H. Young, lawyer, that he and Herndon can join in case, but Lincoln will be in Chicago much of next term. Abraham Lincoln to Gustave P. Koerner, 19 July 1857, CW, 2:410-11; Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Porter and Company, 19 July 1857, CW, 2:411; Abraham Lincoln to William H. Young, 19 July 1857, CW, 2:411-12.

Monday, July 19, 1858.+-

Decatur, IL?

Lincoln & Herndon win $1,294.80 judgment in Ayer v. Willard, Macon County attachment case, when defendant fails to appear. Record.

Thursday, July 19, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Thomas M. Johnston, artist, calls on Lincoln, who promises to give him sitting next morning. Boston Globe, 15 February 1932.

Friday, July 19, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln sends to Senate draft of treaty with Delaware Indians. Recommends to Congress joint commission with Great Britain on development of fisheries. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 19 July 1861, CW, 4:453-54.

Asks Sec. Seward to call: "I wish to see you a moment this morning on a matter of no great moment." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 19 July 1861, CW, 4:454.

Spends evening with Sen. Browning (Ill.) and patronage seekers. Browning, Diary.

[E. V. Haughwont and Co., 488-92 Broadway, New York, submits bill for $166.00 for chandeliers purchased by Mrs. Lincoln. DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 141-665.]

Saturday, July 19, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Delegation of Senators waits upon President and full cabinet and endorses policy of subsisting troops on enemy, using slaves indiscriminately, and pushing war forward without delay, negotiation, or parley. N.Y. Tribune, 21 July 1862.

Gen. Dix, invited by President to take charge of exchange of prisoners, arrives in evening and leaves following day. Stanton to McClellan, 20 July 1862, George B. McClellan Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sunday, July 19, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President in excellent humor; scribbles doggerel for John Hay. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Sec. Seward makes appointment for President with Lord Lyons at Soldiers' Home, 8:30 P.M. Seward to Lincoln, 17 July 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, July 19, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President names three members of board of directors of Union Pacific Railroad and Telegraph Company. Appointment of Government Directors for Union Pacific Railroad, 19 July 1864, CW, 7:451-52.

Cabinet meets. Agenda includes riot in Coles County, Ill., of March 28, 1864, between soldiers on leave and "Copperheads," and controversy between Gov. Peirpoint (Va.) and Gen. Butler. Welles, Diary; Charles H. Coleman, Abraham Lincoln and Coles County, Illinois (New Brunswick, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1955), 226.

Lincoln writes statement for signatures of three citizens of Philadelphia: "We believe there are in the Philadelphia Post-Office between two hundred and fifty and three hundred employees under the Post-Master, and that no one of them openly supports the renomination of Judge Kelly [Kelley] for Congress, and that several of them say and intimate privately that it is because they are restrained by the Post-Master." Statement of Philadelphia Citizens, 19 July 1864, CW, 7:452.