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Monday, November 20, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln takes from Joshua S. Hobbs written order on William Butler to pay Thomas Hunter $4.75 for hauling 38 loads of manure.Photocopy.

Wednesday, November 20, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Debate continues with Douglas discussing national bank. Lincoln replies, beginning, says Register (November 23, 1839), with embarrassment and continuing without making the slightest impression. "Mr. L. of Wednesday night was not the L. of Tuesday." Lincoln writes and signs joinder in demurrer in Foley Vaughn v. Wharton Ransdell.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, November 20, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

On motion of Lincoln, attorney for plaintiff, Edmunds v. Simpson is dismissed.Record.

Lincoln writes receipt, which his client Mains signs, for $36 for fees in Maines v. Braucher.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, November 20, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Erastus Wright, school commissioner, employs Logan & Lincoln in eight debt cases. On their motion all are dismissed. They obtain judgment of foreclosure in Barrett v. Crowder; two debt cases are continued on their motion. In Runyon v. Dresser, on their motion defendant is ruled to answer Tuesday. They win Lewis v. Broadwell when suit is dismissed for want of prosecution.Record.

Wednesday, November 20, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Shepherd v. Lyons et al. is argued before jury by Logan & Lincoln for plaintiff and Robbins for defendants. Defendant in Chatterton v. Curran withdraws all pleas filed except not guilty, and plaintiff then dismisses suit at his cost. Logan & Lincoln represent plaintiff.Record.

Lincoln writes half of bill for Bennett C. Johnson in Stringer v. Ryder.Photocopy.

Thursday, November 20, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

In People v. Shepherd et al., action in debt, jury is sworn and dismissed when plaintiffs accept $1,802 and costs to be paid in state bank notes at par in 90 days. Lincoln & Logan are attorneys for plaintiff and Robbins for defendant.Record.

Mrs. Lincoln buys 6¢ skein of silk, $6.89 in cloth, and $7.64 merchandise.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Friday, November 20, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

By agreement in Campbell v. Trumbull, assumpsit suit, plaintiff is awarded $200, and appeal to Supreme Court. Logan appears for plaintiff and Lincoln, Herndon, and Peck for defendant. In Lamb v. Hickox, court orders bill dismissed and complainant to pay costs. Lincoln & Herndon appear for defendant.Record.

Tuesday, November 20, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receives marked copy of Chicago "Journal" containing Linder's speech. Abraham Lincoln to the Editor of the Chicago Journal, 21 November 1849, CW, 2:68.

Wednesday, November 20, 1850.+-

Taylorville, IL.

[Illinois Journal reports rumored resignation of Justin Butterfield as commissioner of General Land Office. "Abraham Lincoln, who was defeated . . . by, as we think, the withholding of certain papers in his behalf,—will not now from the peculiar state of his private affairs, accept the office, even if it should be offered to him. . . . But Mr. Lincoln will most cheerfully and heartily sustain Hon. Cyrus Edward for the appointment."]

Thursday, November 20, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files summons in Baker v. Moffett & Allen. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

His bank account is debited $5 for "Subscription." Irwin Journal.

Monday, November 20, 1854.+-

Clinton, IL and Springfield, IL.

[Fall term of Sangamon Circuit Court is scheduled to open, but Judge Davis does not appear, and opening is deferred until Tuesday.]

Tuesday, November 20, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon, representing defendant, enter motion to dismiss Moore v. Ware. After argument, judge takes matter under advisement. As plaintiff's attorneys they move to dismiss slander suit, Preston et ux. v. Townsend et ux., at their client's costs. In two other cases they obtain judgments for $132.69 and $326.77. Several other cases are set for trial or continued. Record.

Thursday, November 20, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Testimony in Anderson trial commences. Several witnesses are examined and cross-examined. Illinois State Journal, 22 November 1856.

Friday, November 20, 1857.+-

Beardstown, IL.

Lincoln has case in Cass Circuit Court. With Shaw, he represents defendant Jonathan Gill in divorce case. Jury finds for complainant. Record.

Saturday, November 20, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln asks C. H. Ray of Chicago Tribune to send him two copies of papers containing reports of debates—he wants to preserve them in scrap book. "I believe, according to a letter of yours to Hatch you are 'feeling like h-ll yet.' Quit that. You will soon feel better. Another 'blow-up' is coming; and we shall have fun again." "The fight must go on," he tells M. M. Inman. With O. M. Hatch and Jesse K. Dubois, he signs letter to Newton Bateman, elected superintendent of education November 2, 1858, requesting help in paying off party debt. Abraham Lincoln to Charles H. Ray, 20 November 1858, CW, 3:341-42; Abraham Lincoln to M. M. Inman, 20 November 1858, CW, 3:341; O. M. Hatch, Abraham Lincoln, and Jesse K. Dubois to Newton Bateman, 20 November 1858, CW, 2:341.

Tuesday, November 20, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Republicans hold "ratification" meeting at which Trumbull delivers principal address. Lincoln writes part of his speech. Keynote of his contribution is that "each and all of the States will be left in as complete control of their own affairs . . . as they have ever been under any administration." Wide-Awake parade stops at Lincoln's house en route to Wigwam for Trumbull's speech, calls for Lincoln, who addresses them briefly in similar vein. Illinois State Journal, 21 November 1860; Passage Written for Lyman Trumbull's Speech at Springfield, Illinois, 20 November 1860, CW, 4:141-42; Remarks at Springfield, Illinois, 20 November 1860, CW, 4:142-43.

Wednesday, November 20, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President and several members of cabinet arrive at 12:30 PM at Munson's Hill, Bailey's Cross Roads, Va., approximately six miles from the White House, to review with General George B. McClellan 70,000 troops in "the largest and most magnificent military review ever held on this continent." National Republican (Washington, DC), 21 November 1861, 2:2; Nicolay to Bates, 21 November 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, November 20, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President receives, by hand of Sen. Henry M. Rice (Minn.), memorial regarding Indian affairs signed by 18 bishops of Episcopal Church. Rice to Lincoln, 20 November 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Reviews Gen. Silas Casey's division at Fort Albany, Va., one mile from Long Bridge. Casey to Lincoln, 19 November 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, November 20, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Sec. Usher informs President that grading of first 40 miles of Union Pacific Railroad was completed November 18, 1863. Hallett to Usher, 19 November 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln interviews Mrs. Anna S. King regarding husband, sentenced to be shot. Abraham Lincoln to George G. Meade, 20 November 1863, CW, 7:25; Abraham Lincoln to George G. Meade, 20 November 1863, CW, 7:25.

Exchanges letters with Edward Everett who writes: "I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes." Lincoln writes: "I am pleased to know that, in your judgment, the little I did say [Gettysburg] was not entirely a failure." Abraham Lincoln to Edward Everett, 20 November 1863, CW, 7:24-25.

Orders trial of Capt. Charles C. Moore before military commission for interference at polls in Maryland. Abraham Lincoln to Robert C. Schenck, 20 November 1863, CW, 7:26-27.

Reads to John Hay letter of Sen. Chandler (Mich.) relative to attitude of War Democrats toward Thurlow Weed, Sec. Seward, and Postmaster Gen. Blair. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Replies to Chandler's letter: "I hope to 'stand firm' enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause." Abraham Lincoln to Zachariah Chandler, 20 November 1863, CW, 7:23-24.

Requests Sec. Stanton : "Please see and hear the Attorney General, and oblige him in what he will ask in regard to a niece of his who is in distress." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 20 November 1863, CW, 7:27.

In evening Cong. Colfax (Ind.) visits Lincoln. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Sunday, November 20, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Writes Charles A. Dana, asking him to see Mr. Stokes. CW, 8:568.