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Wednesday, July 20, 1836.+-

Cotton Hill, Sangamon County, IL.

Legislative aspirants are scheduled to speak at meeting six miles south of Springfield. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 July 1836, 2:2.

Thursday, July 20, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln opposes efforts of bank's enemies to limit issue of bills to amounts of $10 or more, binding stockholders for debts of bank, and reserving right to alter, modify, change, or repeal charter.House Journal.

[Fifth "Sampson's Ghost" letter is dated today.Sangamo Journal, 22 July 1837.]

Saturday, July 20, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln lose Orendorf et al. v. Stringfield et al. when complainant's bill is dismissed. Three lawyers, Douglas, Stuart, and A. Campbell serve on jury which awards damages in Lee & Brady v. Crawford. Thomas Moffett is appointed to settle Darling v. Norred & Baker, in which Stuart & Lincoln represent defendants.Record.

Monday, July 20, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln in Circuit Court wins two cases by default, loses one, and in fourth case, court takes time.Record.

He writes Thomas Lasswell's affidavit, filed July 22, 1840, in Mock v. Lasswell.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

In afternoon political debate takes place in court room between Lincoln and Jesse B. Thomas. Thomas charges Lincoln with authorship of series of letters criticizing Thomas' political activities that appeared in "Sangamo Journal" signed "A Conservative."Register, 24 July 1840.

Tuesday, July 20, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

["Since his return from the circuit," says AltonTelegraph, "Lincoln declines being considered as a candidate for Governor."]

Wednesday, July 20, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws up affidavit of Nathaniel Hay, who is suing Bryan to collect on promissory note for $161, but cannot find original note.Photocopy.

Lincoln attends Whig evening meeting at state house to organize Clay Club. Speeches are made by Lincoln, Logan, Baker, and A. Williams. N. W. Edwards, presiding, appoints Lincoln to executive committee.Sangamo Journal, 22 July 1842.

Saturday, July 20, 1844.+-

Vandalia, IL and Hillsboro, IL.

Short speeches mark departure of Sangamon, Shelby, and Macoupin delegations. When Shelby group takes road to east, they are given standard showing downfall of Polk and triumph of Clay. They reciprocate by giving "Clay and Frelinghuysen" banner to Sangamon Whigs. Lincoln addresses evening crowd at Hillsboro court house.Sangamo Journal, 25 July 1844, 8 August 1844.

Monday, July 20, 1846.+-

Near Henry, IL.

Accompanied by friends from Lacon, Lincoln crosses river to address voters in two precincts of Marshall County located west of Illinois River. He speaks in grove on Bonham Farm.Jeriah Bonham, Fifty Years' Recollections with Observations and Reflections on Historical Events, giving Sketches of Eminent Citizens—their Lives and Public Services (Peoria, IL: Franks, 1883), 161.

Thursday, July 20, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes aye on passage of appropriations bill; it is defeated 77-100. General confusion ensues, with motions to reconsider. Appropriation for Savannah River is main reason for bill's defeat. This leads to partisan debate on internal improvements.Journal; Globe.

Saturday, July 20, 1850.+-

Chicago, IL.

Hoyt trial. [Menard County Whigs, meeting at Petersburg, adopt resolution of thanks to Lincoln for his service in Congress. Illinois Journal, 1 August 1850.]

Monday, July 20, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes B. C. Lundy that his speech of June 26, 1857 is available in pamphlet form at "Illinois Journal" office. "What you say about our party doing something this year," he adds, "is perfectly right. . . . I believe you are in the Peoria Senatorial district—a district that has to be very thoroughly cultivated—outside of it, up your way does not need much." Abraham Lincoln to B. Clarke Lundy, 20 July 1857, CW, 2:412.

He buys two bottles of vanilla extract at drug store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 151.

Tuesday, July 20, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Marshalling his resources for campaign, Lincoln writes Henry E. Dummer of Beardstown about his fee in Sprague v. Illinois River RR et al.. "I am now in need of money. Suppose we say the amount shall be $50—? . . . Please get the money and send it to me. And while you have pen in hand, tell me what you may know about politics, down your way." He writes to John Mathers, Jacksonville Republican, agreeing that offensive tactics against Douglas are superior to defensive. Abraham Lincoln to Henry E. Dummer, 20 July 1858, CW, 2:521; Abraham Lincoln to John Mathers, 20 July 1858, CW, 2:522.

Wednesday, July 20, 1859.+-

Chicago, IL.

Chicago Tribune notes that Lincoln, Logan, Dubois, and their families, and others of Illinois Central party, are at Tremont House. [Robert buys 20¢ comb at Smith's before departure. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.]

Friday, July 20, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Republican presidential nominee Lincoln writes to political ally Cassius M. Clay, of Kentucky, and thanks him for campaigning in Indiana on Lincoln's behalf. "At the close of the tour," Lincoln asks Clay to "drop me a line, giving your impression of our prospects in that state." Lincoln suggests that Clay would aid the campaign by speaking in Illinois, and proposes that Clay "commenc[e] say, at Marshall, in Clark county, and thence South and West, along our Wabash and Ohio river border." Lincoln adds, "In passing, let me say, that at Rockport [Indiana] you will be in the county within which I was brought up from my eigth year—having left Kentucky at that point of my life." Abraham Lincoln to Cassius M. Clay, 20 July 1860, CW, 4:85.

Saturday, July 20, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President forwards to Senate terms made through Judge Williams with Delaware Indians as basis for treaty. Abraham Lincoln to Orville H. Browning, 20 July 1861, CW, 4:455.

Interviews George W. Harris of Harrisburg, Pa. Harris to Cameron, 23 July 1861, Simon Cameron Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Interviews William Grandin of New York, and directs him to leave testimonials at Sec. Cameron's house. Grandin to Cameron, 20 July 1861, Simon Cameron Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Cameron returns from Gen. McDowell's headquarters at Manassas, Va., and reports orally to President on preparation of army for impending battle. Memorandum, January 1862, Simon Cameron Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; N.Y. Times, 27 July 1861.

Lincoln asks John W. Forney, secretary of senate and editor and publisher, to find place for son of Alexander Sympson of Illinois, "one of my best friends whom I have not, so far, been able to recognize in any substantial way." Abraham Lincoln to John W. Forney, 20 July 1861, CW, 4:456.

[Statement of John Alexander (see July 6, 1861) indicates probability of review at White House on this date. DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 142-505.]

Monday, July 20, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln writes to New Jersey Governor Joel Parker, who wrote to Lincoln with concerns about the new Enrollment Act. Parker wrote, "[N]o man can predict the results which might follow the enforcement of the draft in the present feverish state of the public mind. . . . I deem it my duty to state to you that there is a deep rooted hostility with many of the people of this state to the provisions of . . . the conscription act, which is liable to lead to popular outbreak if it be enforced." Lincoln answers, "It is a very delicate matter to postpone the draft in one State, because of the argument it furnishes others to have postponements also. . . . I wish to avoid the difficulties you dread, as much as yourself." Joel Parker to Abraham Lincoln, 15 July 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Joel Parker, 20 July 1863, CW, 6:337-38.

Congs. Lovejoy (Ill.) and Arnold (Ill.) discuss with Lincoln problems of slavery and Border States. Francis F. Browne, The Everyday Life of Abraham Lincoln (New York: Thompson, 1886), 533.

President recognizes Guillermo B. Newberry as consul of Peru at Boston. Washington Chronicle, 21 July 1863.

Wednesday, July 20, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Replies to Gen. Grant: "Yours of yesterday about a call for 300,000 is received. I suppose you had not seen the call for 500,000 made the day before, and which I suppose covers the case. Always glad to have your suggestions." Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 20 July 1864, CW, 7:452-53.

Answers Jacob T. Wright, chairman, Republican State Union Central Committee of Indiana, who asks that Gen. Butler be given Sec. Stanton 's place: "All a mistake. Mr. Stanton has not resigned." Abraham Lincoln to Jacob T. Wright, 20 July 1864, CW, 7:454.

[Harvard College confers upon Robert Todd Lincoln the degree of Bachelor of Arts.] Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 21 July 1864, 2d ed., 2:3.