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Monday, June 2, 1834.+-

Springfield, IL (?)

Lincoln writes and signs Samuel Rogers' name to Rogers' bill as trustee of school section.Photocopy.

[Lincoln is allowed $15 as surveyor and $2.50 for making plat of road from Musick's Ferry on Salt Creek via New Salem to county line in direction of Jacksonville. Report of Lincoln, Michael Killian and Hugh Armstrong is accepted. Armstrong is granted $3.75 for five days as axeman and John A. Kelso and Robert Lloyd same amount as chainmen.Record D, 82.]

Thursday, June 2, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln draws up plat of road begun day before. He signs names of Conover and Jeter as other road viewers. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Friday, June 2, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln mails letter to third auditor.Photocopy.

Saturday, June 2, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receives from Elijah Iles deeds on two lots bought July 1, 1837.IHi—E. Iles Record Book, Photocopy.

Tuesday, June 2, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Delegations from all over state begin arriving for Young Men's Whig convention. "The spectator who looked on and saw the long lines of wagons, canoes, etc., filled with men and the hundreds on horseback, might well have supposed that the whole sucker state had broken loose." IHi—Trans., 1914, 160.

Wednesday, June 2, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, purchases $27.50 worth of merchandise from a Springfield store and charges it to Abraham Lincoln's account. Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 2 June 1841, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Thursday, June 2, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, purchases 37¢ worth of merchandise from a Springfield store and charges it to Lincoln's account. Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 2 June 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Monday, June 2, 1845.+-

Taylorville, IL.

Christian Circuit Court convenes for two days. Gilbert v. Ralston, assumpsit, in which Rountree and Lincoln appear for plaintiff, is dismissed. Kilbourn v. Archer is continued.Record.

Lewis v. administrators of Broadwell is tried in U.S. Circuit Court some time during term which opens today. Logan and Lincoln appear for defendants. Case goes to U.S. Supreme Court.3 McLean 568.

Friday, June 2, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

House devotes day to private calendar. Lincoln is present.Globe; Journal.

Saturday, June 2, 1849.+-

En route to Springfield, IL.

A. G. Henry writes to Joseph Gillespie that he has just learned Taylor has been persuaded to delay Land Office appointment for three weeks. "Secretary Preston says Lincoln is the only man in Illinois that can beat Butterfield, but that he can do it if he comes on, & his friends back him up. . . . Lincoln will go the moment he gets home he is now in Coles, but is looked for to-night." ISLA—Files.

Sunday, June 2, 1850.+-

En route to Springfield, IL.

Lincoln leaves circuit and returns to Springfield for session of U.S. and Sangamon Circuit Courts.

Monday, June 2, 1851.+-

Taylorville, IL.

Christian Circuit Court convenes. Woods v. Ketchum et al., action for trespass vi et armis, is dismissed by plaintiff at his costs. Lincoln appears for defendant. Tanner v. Ketchum et al., in which jury failed to agree November 21, 1850, is continued. Record.

Thursday, June 2, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln writes and files defendant's plea and notice in Maddox v. Courtney et al. He also writes and files plea in Lamm v. Bachop. Photocopy.

Duncan v. Simpson, appeal, is dismissed by agreement between Lincoln and Moulton, attorneys for plaintiff and defendant respectively. Record.

In Knight v. Carter et al., Lincoln writes and files replication, order of court, abstract of bill, and answer of guardian ad litem. Original owned by King Hostick, Springfield, Ill.

He writes and files bond for costs in Clark v. Hoxworth et al.. Photocopy.

Friday, June 2, 1854.+-

Danville, IL.

Two of Lincoln's cases are continued. Third—Black et al. v. Black et al., partition suit—is heard "upon motion of petitioners by Lincoln & Lamon their solicitors." Defendants default, and commissioners are appointed. In Lamm v. Bachop, Lincoln writes and files pleas, signing Davis, Lincoln & Lamon. He writes order of court, which Judge Davis signs, in Murphy v. Pearson, chancery. Record; File; Photocopy.

Saturday, June 2, 1855.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln writes and files replication in Clark v. Hoxworth et al.Photocopy.

Monday, June 2, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

U.S. District Court convenes for summer term. Lincoln & Herndon have one case—Dudley et ux. v. Crosthwait—which is continued by agreement with opposing counsel. Record.

Tuesday, June 2, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Messrs. Cornell, Waite & Jameson of Chicago that register of land office has declined to enter land which they wished. He has made memorandum of facts and has deposited $400 in gold with Jacob Bunn, who will hold it subject to their order. "Now, if you please," he concludes, "send me ten dollars as a fee." Abraham Lincoln to Paul Cornell, Charles B. Waite, and John A. Jameson, 2 June 1857, CW, 2:396-97.

Two of his cases in U.S. Circuit Court are continued. Record.

Wednesday, June 2, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Joseph S. Copes, who seeks to ascertain the titleholder of some Sangamon county property "once owned by Mr. Abram A. Halsey and Mr. E. Lane." Copes, of New Orleans, Louisiana, obtained Lincoln's name from "a mutual friend...Rev. James Smith," who had served as pastor of Springfield's First Presbyterian Church, to which Lincoln's wife Mary belongs. Copes makes the inquiry on behalf of Halsey's "orphans...one of whom is with" Copes. Copes explained, "From what Dr. Smith tells me of you Sir, I feel that you are just the person to whom they can apply with the best assurances of having their title fairly examined & truly stated to them." Lincoln replies, "[T]he legal title...was wholly in Lane, though Halsey was the equitable owner of part of it...Lane sold...Halsey's part...by Mr. Halsey's direction" and donated the money to a missionary organization. Lincoln waives a legal fee. Joseph S. Copes to Abraham Lincoln, 8 April 1858, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph S. Copes, 2 June 1858, Private Collection.

Thursday, June 2, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to John S. Wolfe of Carlinville that he may use his name as reference "if J. M. Palmer says so." Endorsement: John S. Wolfe to Lincoln, [1 June 1859], CW, 3:384.

Saturday, June 2, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln composes form letter for autograph collectors, and uses it twice. [At some time this month he also drafts forms for those who ask for biographical sketch and his political views. For campaign biographers, he writes extensive autobiography. Abraham Lincoln to H. Buck, Jr.: Form Reply to Request for Autograph, 2 June 1860, CW, 4:68; Form Letter to Applicants for Biographical Data, [c. June] 1860, CW, 4:60; Form Reply to Requests for Political Opinions, [c. June] 1860, CW, 4:60; Autobiography Written for John L. Scripps, [c. June 1860], CW, 4:60-67.]

Sunday, June 2, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

At 6 p.m., at Washington D. C.'s Navy yard, President Lincoln and Secretary of State William H. Seward board the Freeborn. The day before, the Freeborn received fire from enemy guns. A newspaper reports, "The President shook the hands of the gunners with great cordiality, and complimented them for their bravery. The enemy's rifled cannon shot were handed him for examination at his request. . . . One [man] of the Seventy-first [Regiment], through his eagerness to watch the movements of the President from the pier, fell over-board, but being an excellent swimmer, soon reached terra firma." New York Daily Tribune, 3 June 1861, 5:3.

G. H. Story continues sketching President. Rufus R. Wilson, Lincoln in Portraiture (New York: Press of the Pioneer, 1935), 167-69.

Monday, June 2, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President communicates with Senate regarding Gen. Hooker's report on Battle of Williamsburg. [Action May 5, 1862 at Williamsburg, Va.] N.Y. Tribune, 3 June 1862.

Converses with Sen. Browning (Ill.) at White House. Browning, Diary.

Asks Gen. Ripley: "Please consider whether this Musket-shell, would be a valuable missile in battle?" Abraham Lincoln to James W. Ripley, 2 June 1862, CW, 5:257.

Tuesday, June 2, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President replies to resolutions in support of administration adopted by General Assembly of Presbyterian Church. Reply to Members of the Presbyterian General Assembly, 2 June 1863, CW, 6:244-45; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 2 June 1863, 2d ed., 2:4.

Interviews Gen. John F. Reynolds about command of Army of Potomac. Edward J. Nichols, Toward Gettysburg: A Biography of General John F. Reynolds (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1958), 220.

Cabinet meets, discusses Vicksburg, Miss., campaign, and "confidence is expressed in Grant, but it seems that not enough was doing." Welles, Diary.

Lincoln telegraphs Grant at Vicksburg: "Are you in communication with Gen. Banks? Is he coming towards you, or going further off? Is there, or has there been any thing to hinder his coming directly to you by water from Alexandria?" Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 2 June 1863, CW, 6:244.

Thursday, June 2, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives notice from Gen. Rosecrans of conspiracy by Order of American Knights, reputedly led by former Cong. Vallandigham (Ohio) and by C. Hunt, to overthrow government. Documents should be transmitted by courier. Rosecrans to Lincoln, 2 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President Lincoln issues an order paroling Charles H. Jonas, "now a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island," located near Sandusky, Ohio. Captain Jonas is with the Confederate Army's 12th Regiment Arkansas Infantry. Lincoln grants Jonas "a parol of three weeks" so that he may "visit his dying father, Abram Jonas, at Quincy, Ill." Abra[ha]m Jonas became Quincy's Postmaster "upon...[Lincoln's] election," and, over the years, corresponded with Lincoln, who had once referred to the elder Jonas as "one of my most valued friends." Browning, Diary; Order for Parole of Charles H. Jonas, 2 June 1864, CW, 7:373; Charles M. Segal, "New Light on Lincoln's Parole of Charles H. Jonas," American Jewish Historical Society Vol. 42, No. 4 (June 1953): 407; Quincy Daily Whig Republican (IL), 14 June 1864, 3:3; Abraham Lincoln to Abraham Jonas, 4 February 1860, CW, 3:516.

A. K. McClure, delegate-at-large from Pennsylvania to National Union Party Convention, calls on Lincoln. Alexander K. McClure, Lincoln as a Politician (Putnam, CT: privately printed, 1916), 18.

Mrs. Lincoln attends opera, accompanied by Postmaster Gen. Blair and his daughter. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.