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Thursday, July 21, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

Another legislative rally is held, with all candidates invited to speak. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 July 1836, 2:2.

Friday, July 21, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln votes yea on motion to strike $600 grant to William Walters, state printer. Motion fails, and on passage of appropriation bill he votes yea. He is only representative from Sangamon to vote against bill giving state bank right to continue suspension of specie payments until end of next session.House Journal.

Lincoln, and 42 others, signs petition to Edward Smith, representative from Wabash, asking that he not resign as internal improvements engineer.Petition to Edward Smith, 21 July 1837, CW, 1:87.

Saturday, July 21, 1838.+-

Jacksonville, IL and Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is attorney for plaintiff, Lilburn Harwood, in Harwood v. Forsythe & Buckner in Morgan Circuit Court.Record.

Lincoln returns to Springfield after absence of several days. In evening he receives letter from Jesse W. Fell of Bloomington.Jesse Fell Papers, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Tuesday, July 21, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Ransdell v. Lightfoot & Lightfoot is tried by court and judgment is awarded plaintiff, Lincoln's client. On his motion defendant is ruled to file answer in Hornsby v. Ragsdale et al. Court, in Trotter v. Arnold & Fairchild, orders land described in complainant's bill sold to pay $20.65 debt.Record.

Lincoln draws up answer of defendant, David Spear, in Klein v. Spear.Photocopy.

Wednesday, July 21, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

The Illinois Supreme Court appoints attorneys Abraham Lincoln and Albert T. Bledsoe to serve as "examiners" for Benjamin F. James, who wishes to practice law in Illinois. The Court notes that James, of Tazewell County, "presented . . . satisfactory evidence of his good moral character." James passes Lincoln and Bledsoe's examination, and the Court deems that James possesses the "fitness and capacity" to gain admission into the Illinois bar. Order, 21 July 1841, Opinion Record & Journal SC CGD 1840-1841, 468, Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.

Friday, July 21, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court, Logan & Lincoln file plaintiff's affidavit in Vance v. Kilgore et al. to hold defendants to bail.Record.

Sunday, July 21, 1844.+-

Hillsboro, IL and Springfield, IL.

On arrival of delegation in evening, they are met by band and escorted through principal streets to "Clay Cabin," where "animating speeches" are delivered by Lincoln and Bledsoe.Sangamo Journal, 25 July 1844, 8 August 1844.

Tuesday, July 21, 1846.+-

Near Henry, IL.

[Dr. Robert Boal, of Lacon, in letter to Richard Yates August 25, 1860, wrote: "Cartwright sneaked through this part of the district after Lincoln, and grossly mis-represented him."] Richard Yates Papers, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Saturday, July 21, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receives letter from John Addison, Land Office clerk, Washington, stating that Butterfield has James Berdan in mind for job. Abraham Lincoln to James Berdan, 22 July 1849, CW, 2:59-60.

Monday, July 21, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln fills out and signs for Lincoln & Herndon printed form notice of commission to take depositions in Alton & Sangamon RR v. Klein, and files in Sangamon Circuit Court. Logan, for defendant, acknowledges receipt of notice. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, July 21, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Moore v. Buchanan and Vandermark, Lincoln and Logan argue plaintiff's demurrer. Court takes it under advisement. In Moore v. Banquary, jury is waived and verdict is rendered for their client in amount of $5,938.67 and costs. In Everhard v. Welch and Dawson, Dawson defaults and case against Welch is dismissed. Record.

Lincoln writes to Mrs. Catherine Nance of Petersburg, who seeks land office patent, acknowledging receipt of necessary affidavit. "Herewith is the Patent. Please accept my respects." Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Catharine Nance, 21 July 1852, CW, 2:133.

Saturday, July 21, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robert Lincoln fetches half-pound of gunpowder tea from John Williams' store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 147.

Tuesday, July 21, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

On margin of Deed Record, opposite mortgage from John Connelly to Maria L. Bullock, Lincoln writes: "Satisfied in full, July 1, 1857, Maria L. Bullock, by her attorney in fact A. Lincoln."

Wednesday, July 21, 1858.+-

En route to Chicago, IL.

Lincoln's absence is shown by fact that he does not read Gillespie's letter of July 18, 1858 until his return night of 24th. Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Gillespie, 25 July 1858, CW, 2:523-24.

Saturday, July 21, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

In western Illinois rumor persists that Lincoln years ago attended Know-Nothing lodge in Quincy. Lincoln writes to Abraham Jonas, reciting in detail his movements on two pertinent occasions when he visited Quincy, and asks that affidavits be procured from respectable men to settle the question. "It must not publicly appear that I am paying any attention to the charge." Lincoln endorses Gov. John Wood's invitation to Seward to speak in Springfield. Abraham Lincoln to Abraham Jonas, 21 July 1860, CW, 4:85-86; Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, [21 July 1860], CW, 4:86-87.

Sunday, July 21, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President attends church service. Benjamin P. Thomas, Abraham Lincoln: A Biography (New York: Knopf, 1952), 271.

At White House feverish excitement but little, if any, alarm. Nathaniel W. Stephenson, Lincoln: An Account of his Personal Life, Especially of its Springs of Action as Revealed and Deepened by the Ordeal of War (Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1922), 174; Helm, Mary, 179.

Lincoln spends most of day in telegraph office of War Dept. with members of cabinet and army personnel, analyzing dispatches and studying maps of battlefield. Drops in dozen times during evening and leaves after midnight. Bates, Telegraph Office, 88-92.

From 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. receives dispatches at fifteen-minute intervals from Fairfax Station, three or four miles from battle. [Messages dispatched by Andrew Carnegie, later industrialist and philanthropist.] Nicolay to Bates, 21 July 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Bates, Telegraph Office, 88.

Sen. Sumner (Mass.) at White House twice today. Pierce, Sumner Memoir and Letters, 4:42.

President interviews Gen. Dix. Dix to President, 21 July 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sen. Zachariah Chandler (Mich.) gives President eyewitness account of Battle of Bull Run, Manassas. Zachariah Chandler: An Outline Sketch of His Life and Public Services (Detroit: Post and Tribune Company, 1880), 211.

Lincoln dines at 3:30 P.M. and goes to War Dept. to discuss with Gen. Scott dispatches that indicate Federal troops are retreating. Scott assures him news is not unfavorable. At 6 P.M. Lincoln drives to Navy Yard and talks with Comdr. Dahlgren. Returns to White House about 7 P.M. and learns from Sec. Seward that battle has been lost. Remains awake all night, listening to stories of senators and congressmen returning from battlefield. "By day-break what had been the Union's hopeful army began streaming past, now only a rain-soaked mob." Bruce, Tools of War, 47-48; Nicolay, Lincoln's Secretary, 109-10; Nicolay to Bates, 21 July 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, July 21, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

At morning cabinet meeting President discusses proposed military action and slavery. Salmon P. Chase, Diary and Correspondence of Salmon P. Chase, Compiled by Samuel H. Dodson, American Historical Association, Annual Report for the Year 1902, vol. 2 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1903).

Lincoln telegraphs Gen. McClellan: "This is Monday, I hope to be able to tell you on Thursday, what is to be done with Burnside." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 21 July 1862, CW, 5:334.

Orders that subjects of foreign powers "cannot be required to take an oath of allegiance to this Government, . . . All such obligations heretofore taken are, therefore, remitted and annulled." Order Concerning Subjects of Foreign Powers, 21 July 1862, CW, 5:334-35.

Directs Sec. Welles to investigate dismissal of Asst. Prof. William R. Hopkins from naval school, and to restore him to his place if he is loyal. Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, 21 July 1862, CW, 5:335-36.

Tuesday, July 21, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

W. Butler and group of businessmen interview President to obtain privileges of trade. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 21 July 1863, CW, 6:340.

Lincoln expresses confidence in Gen. Meade "as a brave and skillful officer." Abraham Lincoln to Oliver O. Howard, 21 July 1863, CW, 6:341-42; Hay, Letters and Diary.

Directs Sec. Stanton to renew effort "to raise colored forces along the shores of the Mississippi," and suggests Adjt. Gen. Thomas as one of best "instruments for this service." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 21 July 1863, CW, 6:342.

Thursday, July 21, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln recommends former landlady: "The bearer of this is a most estimable widow lady, at whose house I boarded many years ago when a member of Congress. She now is very needy; & any employment suitable to a lady could not be bestowed on a more worthy person." [Mrs. Ann G. Sprigg received appointment in Treasury Dept.] Abraham Lincoln to William P. Fessenden, 21 July 1864, CW, 7:454.