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Saturday, August 19, 1837.+-

New Salem, IL and Springfield, IL.

[Adams replies to Lincoln's handbill of August 5, 1837.Sangamo Journal, 19 August 1837.]

Monday, August 19, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs petition for Manley F. Cannon, appellant, for Supreme Court to review Cannon v. Kenney.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, August 19, 1840.+-

En route.

[Lincoln's whereabouts on August 18-22, 1840 has not been ascertained, but it is reasonable to believe that he and Field are meeting Whig leaders in county seats south and southwest of Springfield.]

Friday, August 19, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

[First "Rebecca letter" appears in Sangamo Journal, provoking Whig laughter at expense of James Shields, auditor.]

Saturday, August 19, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon Whigs open campaign of 1844 with convention in Springfield. They resolve to fight until they secure Whig legislature, Whig senator, together with majority of Whig congressmen—and pledge themselves to give Henry Clay majority of 850 votes in 1844. Lincoln, Baker, and A. G. Henry address convention.Quincy Whig, 30 August 1843.

Thursday, August 19, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Hon. W. P. Mangum of North Carolina, asking if his old friend and fellow lodger of congressional days can carry North Carolina for Scott. If he can, Lincoln will relinquish "the fond affections of Miss L. K.," a lady they had obviously discussed at their Washington boarding house. Photocopy.

Lincoln certifies receipt of $5 from David Gold, fee in full as administrator of J. C. Reiley estate in Gold v. Ruby et al.ISLA—Files.

Sunday, August 19, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

For James Kelly of New Lisbon, Ohio, Lincoln writes power of attorney authorizing Lincoln & Herndon or either of them to do anything necessary in case of Blackledge in Logan County. He sends document for Kelly's signature. Original owned by Mrs. Edna Orendorff MacPherson, Springfield, Ill.

Tuesday, August 19, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln replies to letter from Jesse K. Dubois urging him to speak in Lawrenceville and southeastern Illinois. He says that Trumbull will go there after middle of Sept., and that he "will strain every nerve to be with you and him. More than that I cannot promise now." Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois, 19 August 1856, CW, 2:360.

Thursday, August 19, 1858.+-

Peoria, IL.

At two o'clock in the afternoon, following the adjournment of the Fourth District's Republican Congressional Convention, approximately 3,000 people gather to hear senatorial candidate Lincoln deliver a speech "from a stand on the east side of the public square." Although inclement weather interrupts his speech, Lincoln completes it "notwithstanding a continued drizzle of rain." One newspaper reports, "those who went to scoff, came away...strong Lincoln men." The newspaper adds, "[the] cool, calm arguments of Lincoln are perfectly irresistible." Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 21 August 1858, 2:3.

Friday, August 19, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Daniel Rohrer of St. Paul that he must regretfully decline invitation to take stump in Minnesota, for he must spend fall in courts. Abraham Lincoln to Daniel Rohrer, 19 August 1859, CW, 3:397.

He tells his friend D. A. Cheever that he cannot recommend editor for Tremont Republican paper, and suggests he inquire at Bloomington and Chicago. IU—Original.

Monday, August 19, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President orders Gen. Henry W. Halleck in California to report to Headquarters of Army in Washington. Thomas to Halleck, 19 August 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Interviews Joseph M. Locke of Ohio, and endorses his papers to serve with Gen. Anderson in Kentucky. Locke to Anderson, 20 August 1861, Robert Anderson Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Advises Sec. Cameron: "At the request of Brigadier General Anderson, I have concluded to appoint George H. Thomas, of the 2nd. Cavalry, a Brigadier General of Volunteers. Also, let the Hon. James Shields, now of California, be appointed a Brigadier General of Volunteers. Also, Col. Michael Corcoran, now a prisoner at Richmond." Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 19 August 1861, CW, 4:491-92.

[John Hay, assistant secretary to President, returns to post at White House from trip north with Mrs. Lincoln. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 19 August 1861, 2:4.]

[Irwin withdraws $5 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]

Tuesday, August 19, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

At early hour President visits camps of two regiments of Pennsylvania volunteers. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 19 August 1862, 2d ed., 3:3.

Cabinet meeting. President uneasy about Gen. Pope and troop distribution in Army of Virginia. Sends to War Dept. for telegrams. Donald, Chase Diaries, 115.

Confers with Secs. Seward and Stanton on conditions in Louisiana as reported by former Sen. Johnson (Md.). Butler, Correspondence, 2:250-55.

Studies B. & O. Railroad reports on troop movements towards Washington. Koontz to Lincoln, 20 August 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Cong. John B. Steele (N.Y.) calls on Lincoln to discuss patronage. Memorandum: Appointment of William Masten, 19 August 1862, CW, 5:383.

President summons Capt. Dahlgren to White House for information on new gunpowder and army matters relating to Gens. Pope and McClellan. Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Horace Greeley's anti-slavery editorial, "The Prayer of Twenty Millions," reaches Lincoln. George W. Julian, Political Recollections 1840-1872 (Chicago: Jansen, McClurg, 1884), 220-22.

In evening President consults with A. W. Thompson on colonization of Negroes. Thompson to Lincoln, 19 August 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Reads "Address to Maryland" by Anna E. Carroll and writes her: "It is just what is needed now and you were the one to do it." Abraham Lincoln to Anna E. Carroll, 19 August 1862, CW, 5:381-82.

[Brother of Mrs. Lincoln, Col. Alexander H. Todd, dies of wound received in Battle of Baton Rouge. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 20 August 1862, 2d ed., 3:6.]

Wednesday, August 19, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President confers with Sec. Stanton , who promises to return to trustees schoolhouse of First District of Washington. Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin B. French, 19 August 1863, CW, 6:397-98.

Interviews Judge James B. Colt of Missouri, stepfather of Singleton Wilson in Camp Morton prison, Ind. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 19 August 1863, CW, 6:398; Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 20 August 1863, CW, 6:398-99.

Enjoys target practice with Spencer repeating rifle. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Meets with Schuyler Colfax of Indiana. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 20 August 1863, 2d ed., 2:2.

Count Nicholas Giorgi, minister of Austria, presents credentials to President without usual exchange of formal addresses. William H. Seward to Abraham Lincoln, 19 August 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 20 August 1863, 2d ed., 2:2.

Friday, August 19, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President in long conversation with First Asst. Postmaster Gen. Randall and Judge Joseph T. Mills about coming election. Interview with Alexander W. Randall and Joseph T. Mills, 19 August 1864, CW, 7:506-8.

Frederick Douglass visits White House. Interview with Alexander W. Randall and Joseph T. Mills, 19 August 1864, CW, 7:506-8.

Cabinet meets. No special subject. Welles, Diary.