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Wednesday, August 2, 1826.+-

Spencer County, IN.

[Abraham's sister Sarah marries Aaron Grigsby.Marriage Record, Spencer County.]

Monday, August 2, 1830.+-

Macon County, IL.

[W. L. D. Ewing and John F. Posey are elected to Seventh General Assembly. Ewing gets 86 votes to 54 for Posey in Decatur. Lincoln does not vote; he is not eligible under law requiring six months residence.Edwin D. Davis, "The Hanks Family in Macon County, Illinois," Illinois State Historical Society, Papers in Illinois History 46 (1939):98-99.]

Saturday, August 2, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln probably attends, with 12 other candidates, barbecue at Hill's mill on Sugar Creek, six miles south of Springfield. All "candidates of every grade, and all the voters of every denomination; are respectfully invited to attend."Sangamo Journal, 26 July 1834.

Tuesday, August 2, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln is one of 132 signers of petition to county commissioners court asking for "scrapers" on public roads to encourage labor and "facilitate, cheapen and comfort the business and traveling public." New "road tax to be levied this fall will produce more labor." IHi—Original.

Monday, August 2, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is 13th voter at poll number one in Springfield precinct. He votes for Stuart for Congress, Samuel Wykoff for county commissioner, Isaac S. Britton for school commissioner, and against formation of new county of Allen out of Macoupin, Morgan, and Sangamon.Election Returns.

Tuesday, August 2, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, deposits $15 cash into Lincoln's account at a Springfield store/bank. Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 2 August 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 282, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Saturday, August 2, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, attorney for complainant in Calhoun v. Warner and Gros, files bill of complaint praying injunction enjoining defendant from further prosecution of suits pending. Logan resists motion and court orders motion overruled and case continued.Merriman v. Lake is postponed to August 7, 1845.Record.

Monday, August 2, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln votes straight Whig ticket in county election. Whigs win every office. Election Returns.

Wednesday, August 2, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Having rejected Senate bill (Clayton Compromise), House frames bill giving territorial government to Oregon. Lincoln votes against amendment striking out provision extending Ordinance of 1787 to territory. It is defeated 88-114. Bill passes 129-71, Lincoln voting for it.Globe.

Monday, August 2, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Adam Adams and John Bovey: "The court is about to adjourn; and it does not decide our case. . . . It appears to me, however, that the signs are against us. . . . I have entire confidence that the law is with us on the Statute of Limitations, and yet it seems, I can not get the judge to remember that this is a question in the case at all. . . . Be patient. They have not got your land yet." Abraham Lincoln to Adam Adams and John Bovey, 2 August 1852, CW, 2:133-34.

Saturday, August 2, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Joseph Gillespie about prospect of collecting nine-year-old judgment against "Bradford & Brother, or Bradford & Son or some firm name having Bradford in it." He hopes to meet Gillespie at Alton in three days, en route to stump speech at Paris via Alton. Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Gillespie, 2 August 1856, CW, 2:357.

Lincoln talks politics with Richard Yates, saying he is confident Fremont will carry Illinois. Yates to Trumbull, 3 August 1856, Lyman Trumbull Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Meeting to organize Fremont and Dayton Club is held at courthouse. "Mr. Lincoln being called upon, explained the object of the meeting, and made a graphic and forcible statement of the true issue in the impending struggle. His remarks were very happy, frequently interrupted by applause and sounds of laughter." Illinois State Journal, 4 August 1856.

Monday, August 2, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is busy at his desk. He writes eight brief letters. "Pardon me for not writing a longer letter," he tells Henry Whitney. "I have a great many letters to write." One is to B. C. Cook of Ottawa, warning against nominating extreme abolitionists as candidates for Congress and legislature in that district. Others go to Gillespie, J. T. Eccles, and J. F. Alexander regarding speeches in their towns. Abraham Lincoln to Henry C. Whitney, 2 August 1858, CW, 2:534-35; Abraham Lincoln to Burton C. Cook, 2 August 1858, CW, 2:532-33; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Gillespie, 2 August 1858, CW, 2:533; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph T. Eccles, 2 August 1858, CW, 2:533; Abraham Lincoln to Jediah F. Alexander, 2 August 1858, CW, 2:532; Abraham Lincoln to Abraham Jonas, 2 August 1858, CW, 2:533-34; Abraham Lincoln to C. W. Michael and William Proctor, 2 August 1858, CW, 2:534; Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Porter, 2 August 1858, CW, 2:534.

Tuesday, August 2, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In a pre-trial hearing of the Sangamon County Circuit Court case of People v. Harrison, Lincoln and several other attorneys represent Peachy Quinn Harrison, whom the state's attorney indicted for the murder of Greek Crafton. On July 16, in Pleasant Plains, Harrison and Crafton fought; Harrison pulled a knife and stabbed Crafton. Crafton died two days later. On this day, the attorneys for both sides question "[q]uite a number of witnesses." A newspaper reports, "The case excited unusual interest and the Court House was densely crowded . . . [T]he defence urge the plea that Harrison acted wholly in self defence . . . The examination closed about six o' clock [in the] evening." Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 20 July 1859, 3:1-2; 3 August 1859, 3:1; Trial Transcript, [August 1859 Term], People v. Harrison, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Robert buys blacking brush at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.

Thursday, August 2, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes letters of introduction of Judge David Davis, for Davis to use while touring east, especially Pennsylvania, on campaign business. Photocopy.

Friday, August 2, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President replies to resolution of House of Representatives regarding imprisonment of loyal citizens. Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 2 August 1861, CW, 4:469.

Reports to Senate on resolution relating to army regulations. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 2 August 1861, CW, 4:470.

Receives memorandum from Gen. McClellan outlining his plans and state of war. McClellan, War for Union, 101.

Reviews Col. Edward D. Baker's California Regiment consisting of troops enlisted in New York. National Republican (Washington, DC), 3 August 1861, 3:4; New York Herald, 3 August 1861.

Informs Gen. Fremont that Sanitary Commission has selected Dr. Godfrey Aigner to inspect sanitary condition of camps. Abraham Lincoln to John C. Fremont, 2 August 1861, CW, 4:469.

Saturday, August 2, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President in regular cabinet meeting reviews problems facing administration, particularly emancipation. Rice, 521-22.

President Lincoln writes to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles regarding "Lieutenant Commanding James W. A. Nicholson, now commanding the [ship] Isaac Smith." Lincoln notes, "[Nicholson] wishes to be married, and from evidence now before me, I believe there is a young lady who sympathizes with him in that wish." Lincoln writes, "Under these circumstances, please allow him the requisite leave of absence, if the public service can safely endure it." Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, 2 August 1862, CW, 10:145.

In compliance with recent act of Congress, pardons approximately 90 soldiers imprisoned by courts martial. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 2 August 1862, 2d ed., 3:6.

Tuesday, August 2, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln considers request of wife of Surg. Gen. William A. Hammond for interview and prefers not to see her. Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. William A. Hammond, [2 August 1864], CW, 7:474-75.

Cabinet meets. Military affairs discussed. Bates, Diary.

President confers with Sen. Morgan (N.Y.) and produces correspondence with former Sec. Chase at time Chase resigned. Welles, Diary, 5 August 1864.