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Friday, March 20, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws up affidavit of defendant, David Spear, in Ragsdell & Ashbury v. Spear. Spear states that Ragsdell is unable to pay costs of suit and that Ashberry has become nonresident of state, and asks that plaintiffs be ruled to give security for costs.IHi—Photocopy.

Monday, March 20, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

The Sangamon County Whigs meet to choose a nominee for a congressional seat. Lincoln makes a bid for the nomination, but he loses out to fellow attorney and Illinois State Senator Edward D. Baker. Later, in a letter to his friend, Joshua Speed, of Louisville, Kentucky, Lincoln writes, "[I]n spite of my attempt to decline it, [the party] appointed me one of the delegates; so that in getting Baker the nomination, I shall be 'fixed' a good deal like a fellow who is made groomsman to the man what has cut him out, and is marrying his own dear 'gal.'" Illinois Register (Springfield), 24 March 1843, 2:4; Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 24 March 1843, CW, 1:319.

Wednesday, March 20, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln represent complainant, Erastus Wright, school commissioner, and obtain judgments totaling $4,597.54 in ten cases. They win Simpson v. Stockton, assumpsit, when defendant confesses indebtedness. Lincoln writes and files defendant's plea and demurrer in Lesure and Bliss v. County of Menard. Eight other cases are called, two continued, and two dismissed. For plaintiff, Lincoln writes bill of complaint and declaration in Dresser v. Grant.Record; Photocopy.

Thursday, March 20, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Baker and Matheny for appellant and Lincoln for appellee argue Crouch v. Murphy before court. Judgment is awarded appellee. In Camp v. Duncan, Lincoln enters motion to dismiss appeal. Lincoln, for defendant in Crouch v. Carter, moves to dismiss. Court overrules motion, parties waive jury, court hears case and considers. Lincoln takes case of John Funderburk, indicted for assault (People v. Funderburk). Record.

Friday, March 20, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln withdraws defendant's answer in Kyle v. Kyle and divorce is granted to Sarah Kyle, complainant. She is given custody of two children and $100. Lincoln writes court decree. Lincoln and Herndon file defendant's demurrer in Lamb v. Hickox and Hickox.Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, March 20, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

After receiving resolutions and executive communications, House goes into Committee of Whole to consider bill granting appropriations for Indian Department. Lincoln attends session.Journal.

Tuesday, March 20, 1849-Sunday, March 25, 1849.+-

Tuesday, March 20, 1849-Sunday, March 25, 1849.

Before departing from Washington for home via St. Louis on railroad, stage, and steamer, Lincoln endorses to Secretary of State Clayton Edward D. Baker's nomination of himself (Baker) as agent to go to California and bring territory into Union as Whig state. Endorsement: Edward D. Baker to John M. Clayton, [20 March 1849], CW, 2:38.

Wednesday, March 20, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Five Lincoln & Herndon cases come before Circuit Court. In one they are awarded judgment of $90; two are dismissed; pleas are filed in fourth. In fifth case—Lincoln & Herndon v. Moffett—they sue for fee of $150 for legal services. By agreement they are awarded $75 and costs. Record; William H. Townsend, Lincoln the Litigant (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1925), 19-20.

Thursday, March 20, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon file defendant's answer in Lamb v. Shipman, chancery case in Circuit Court. Record.

Lincoln writes and signs Shipman's answer. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

On plaintiff's motion, Alton & Sangamon RR v. Barret is continued. File.

Saturday, March 20, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon dismiss Costen v. Costen et al., chancery. They file pleas in two other cases and fourth case is continued. Record.

Monday, March 20, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

Spring term of Sangamon Circuit Court commences. Lincoln & Herndon have eight cases called. One case is set for hearing one week later, one is continued, one is dismissed on motion of attorneys for both parties, while five are dismissed at cost of Lincoln & Herndon's clients. Record.

Tuesday, March 20, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Judge Davis appears, and Sangamon Circuit Court convenes. Forty-four of Lincoln & Herndon's cases are called. In most they represent plaintiffs, and secure rules requiring defendants to answer. Two criminal cases, in both of which they represent defendants, are dropped; in two civil actions they obtain judgments for $385.48 and $109.90. Record.

Thursday, March 20, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon have seven cases in Sangamon Circuit Court. In two cases defendants default, and clerk assesses damages at $155.08 and $160.87. Other cases are continued. Record.

Tuesday, March 20, 1860.+-

Lincoln, IL.

Lincoln writes indictment in People v. Musick et al.Files.

Wednesday, March 20, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President nominates: former Cong. Burlingame (Mass.), minister to Austria; Rufus King, New York editor and friend of Sec. Seward, minister to Rome; Bradford R. Wood, one of founders of Republican party in New York state, minister to Denmark. Baltimore Sun, 21 March 1861.

Willie and Tad Lincoln have the measles. Nicolay to Bates, 20 March 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Titus C. Wetmore and Copeland Townsend of Colorado Territory interview President and submit recommendations for territorial appointments. Memorandum on Appointments to Territories, 20 March 1861, CW, 4:294-95.

Thursday, March 20, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends for Asst. Sec. Fox. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Calls meeting at White House to plan movement of Gen. McClellan's troops. McDowell to McClellan, 20 March 1862, George B. McClellan Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President and Comdr. Dahlgren go to Alexandria, Va., for meeting with McClellan, but miss him. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lincoln, confined to her room since death of Willie, is "somewhat better." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 20 March 1862, 2d ed., 3:6.

Lincoln writes Gov. Francis H. Peirpoint (Va.), elected at Wheeling Convention, June 11, 1861: "Make haste slowly. Things are improving by time. Draw up your proclamation carefully, and, if you please, let me see it before issuing." Abraham Lincoln to Francis H. Peirpoint, 20 March 1862, CW, 5:166.

Recommends to Congress "that Captain Samuel F. DuPont receive a vote of thanks of Congress for his services and gallantry, displayed in the capture, . . . of various points on the coasts of Georgia and Florida." Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 20 March 1862, CW, 5:166-67.

Friday, March 20, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President revokes courtmartial sentence of Thomas W. Knox, correspondent of New York "Herald," "if Gen. Grant shall give his express assent." Abraham Lincoln to Whom It May Concern, 20 March 1863, CW, 6:142-43.

Gov. Gurley (Arizona Terr.) again confers with President and believes matter of troops settled. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Pursuant to law, President declares public sales of lands in Washington Territory, Michigan, and Kansas. Washington Chronicle, 1 April 1863.

Sunday, March 20, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

W. O. Stoddard returns to White House after recovering from typhoid and finds Lincoln resting on office lounge. They talk of many things, including Gen. Grant. William O. Stoddard, Inside the White House in War Times (New York: C. L. Webster, 1890), 219-22.

Monday, March 20, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln telegraphs Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, who invited Lincoln to visit him "for a day or two" at City Point, Virginia. Grant explained, "I would like very much to see you and I think the rest would do you good." Lincoln responds, "Had already thought of going immediately after the next rain. Will go sooner if any reason for it. Mrs. L. and a few others will probably accompany me. Will notify you of exact time, once it shall be fixed upon." Ulysses S. Grant to Abraham Lincoln, 20 March 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 20 March 1865, CW, 8:367.

Interviews Cong. Thomas T. Davis (N.Y.), seeking discharge of Peter Lake, prisoner of war. Order Concerning Peter Lake, 20 March 1865, CW, 8:368.

Invites Gov. Swann (Md.) and Sen. John A. J. Creswell (Md.) to conference on appointments. Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Swann, 20 March 1865, CW, 8:369.

Receives Gov. Pickering (Washington Terr.) for conference on reappointment. Pickering to Washburne, 18 May 1865, Elihu B. Washburne Papers, Library of Congress, Washington DC.

Asst. Sec. Fox accompanies Lt. Comdr. John S. Barnes (USN) commanding U.S.S. "Bat" to White House for instructions regarding trip to City Point. Barnes, "With Lincoln," 515-17.

President interviews Baron de Stoeckl and expresses belief that war will be over by end of year. Albert A. Woldman, Lincoln and the Russians (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1952), 253.

Grants request of Granville Moody, Ohio clergyman, and appoints Joseph M. Patterson, one-armed soldier, postmaster. Moody to Lincoln, 27 March 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.