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Monday, September 21, 1818.+-

Spencer County, IN.

[Nancy Hanks Lincoln signs as witness to Thomas Sparrow's will, making her mark.Spencer County Court Record.

Soon after will is made, Thomas Sparrow and his wife, Elizabeth Hanks Sparrow, die of milk sickness. They are buried on knoll quarter-mile south of log cabin home of Lincolns.]

Friday, September 21, 1832.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln fills in printed form of honorable discharge for Lewis W. Farmer, private in Lincoln's company of Mounted Volunteers for "protection of the North Western Frontier against an Invasion of the British Band of Sac and other tribes of Indians." Farmer served 48 days, from April 21, 1832 to June 7, 1832.Facsimile in Stevens, Black Hawk War, 281.

Saturday, September 21, 1833.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln, with two others, signs note for $50 to Nelson Alley, who assigns it to Bell & Tinsley on $453.84 note he owes.Photocopy.

Thursday, September 21, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Representing Simeon Francis, Lincoln files a bill for conveyance in the chancery case Francis v. Mitchell et al..Photocopy.

Friday, September 21, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Bills of complaint in Judy v. Manary & Cassity, and Short v. Quinton et al., are filed by Lincoln. He writes declaration and praecipe in Short v. Quinton & Morgan, and praecipe in Peter VanBergen v. Thomas M. Neale, signing "Stuart & Lincoln."Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, September 21, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes endorsements on promissory note of John W. Gray for $416.66? in Thomas Lewis v. Garret Elkin et al. (filed July 16, 1841).Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, September 21, 1840.+-

Salem, IL; Mount Vernon, IL.

[Lincoln is still stumping lower part of state. McClernand has called on Lamborn to come and help him in debates. "Lamborn," comments "Journal," "though well disposed to earn something in laboring for the party, has succeeded little better than his friend McClernand. Nothing has been heard from Mr. Snyder since his Waterloo defeat." Sangamo Journal, 25 September 1840.]

Lincoln speaks this week at Salem and Mount Vernon. At Salem, according to "Patriot," political reporter, he "was completely done up, even his anecdotes failed to command attention; and after a speech of one hour, he gave way to McClernand." The same witness wrote that at Mt. Vernon "Mr. Lincoln . . . was listened to with attention; possessing much urbanity and suavity of manner, he is well calculated for a public debator; as he seldom loses his temper, and always replies jocosely and in good humor,—the evident marks of dissapprobation which greet many of his assertions, do not discompose him, and he is therefore hard to foil." Register, 16 October 1840.

Tuesday, September 21, 1841.+-

Tremont, IL.

Lincoln writes and files amendments in Chipman v. Higgins, chancery case.Photocopy.

Wednesday, September 21, 1842.+-

Jacksonville, IL and En route to Alton, IL.

Merryman, Butler, and Bledsoe join Lincoln around midnight Tuesday. Broadswords are procured and party sets out for Alton. Sangamo Journal, 14 October 1842.

Saturday, September 21, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and evidently mails to Tremont amendments to narrative in Chipman v. Higgins, Tazewell Circuit Court case.Photocopy.

Monday, September 21, 1846.+-

Bloomington, IL.

McLean Circuit Court convenes for three-day term.

Thursday, September 21, 1848.+-

Taunton, MA.

"Mr. Lincoln is well versed in the political tactics of the Western country. His speech was full of humor, and was mainly devoted to the political course of Mr. Van Buren and the Free Soil party. He said very little about Cass."Taunton Gazette, 23 September 1848; Speech at Taunton, Massachusetts, [21?] September 1848, CW, 2:6-9.

Friday, September 21, 1849.+-

Pekin, IL.

["We learn by despatch from Washington that the Governorship of Oregon . . . has been tendered to the Hon. A. Lincoln, of this city. Mr. Lincoln being absent from home, we have no means of knowing, for a certainty, whether he will accept it or not. Judging from what we know of Mr. L's present position, we are inclined to the opinion that he will decline the appointment." Illinois Journal, 26 September 1849.]

Saturday, September 21, 1850.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln and Parker win appeal when jury finds for plaintiff in Daven v. Armington and assesses his damages at $52.63. In People v. Hawley, indictment for obstructing road, jury brings in true bill. Lincoln and Haines are attorneys for defendant. Record.

Tuesday, September 21, 1852.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln loses Eggleston v. Perkins, scire facias to revive judgment, when jury finds for plaintiff in amount of $110.45. Plaintiffs in People v. Hawley, indictment for obstructing road, enter nolle prosequi. Lincoln and Haines are defendant's attorneys. Record.

Wednesday, September 21, 1853.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln and Orme for defendant secure continuance in Jackson v. Miller, trespass vi et armis. Record.

Lincoln, as counsel, pays all costs except fees of sheriff of Sangamon County in William Florville v. James Allin et al., decree for deed. Judgment Docket III, 3.

Friday, September 21, 1855.+-

Cincinnati, OH.

[Harding and Stanton , unfavorably impressed with Lincoln's appearance, ignore him, and he does not participate in trial. Though feeling rebuff keenly, he remains in Cincinnati approximately a week. "Freed from any care in the law case that brought him here, it was to him a week of relaxation," wrote his host, William M. Dickson, Cincinnati lawyer and husband of Mrs. Lincoln's cousin. William M. Dickson, "Abraham Lincoln at Cincinnati," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 69 (June 1884):62.]

Sunday, September 21, 1856.+-

En route.

"I saw the 'four' [Trumbull, Douglas, Lincoln, Ebenezer Peck] on the cars next day," writes "Q", Olney correspondent who reported Saturday's meeting, "seated vis a vis, speaking of the things of Saturday in no uncomplimentary manner." Missouri Republican, 24 September 1856.

Monday, September 21, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

Judd offers to let case go to jury on instructions of court without argument, but McLean requests it be argued. Wead makes opening argument for plaintiffs, taking up most of day. Knox follows, but court soon adjourns. Chicago Press, 22 September 1857.

Tuesday, September 21, 1858.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln arrives on the "six o'clock train from the West" in preparation for a speech he is scheduled to give the next day. "A large crowd" accompanies Lincoln as he makes his way by carriage from the depot to the home of Dr. William Fithian. In response to the prompts of the crowd, numbering around two thousand, Lincoln makes a few remarks to them from Dr. Fithian's balcony. Chicago Daily Press and Tribune (IL), 24 September 1858, 2:3; Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 27 September 1858, 2:3.

Wednesday, September 21, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

To Salmon P. Chase, whom he had not seen in Ohio, Lincoln writes: "It is useless for me to say to you (and yet I cannot refrain from saying it) that you must not let your approaching election in Ohio so result as to give encouragement to Douglasism. That ism is all which now stands in the way of an early and complete success of Republicanism; and nothing would help it or hurt us so much as for Ohio to go over or falter just now." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 21 September 1859, CW, 3:470-71.

Friday, September 21, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Correspondent of "Missouri Democrat" calls on Lincoln. "During that hour, visitors, ladies and gentlemen, called upon him from almost every State in the Union; and we were all greeted with a most cordial welcome by this man of the people." He "can not only discuss ably the great democratic principle of our Government, but at the same time tell how to navigate a vessel, maul a rail, or even dress a deer-skin." N.Y. Tribune, 29 September 1860.

Lincoln writes family history to John Chrisman, descendant of Virginia Lincolns. Abraham Lincoln to John Chrisman, 21 September 1860, CW, 4:117.

Saturday, September 21, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln investigates charge of disloyalty against Isaac S. Miller, government employee, and recommends that he retain job at Arsenal. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, [21 September 1861], CW, 4:530-31.

Personally escorts Joshua F. Speed to office of Adjt. Gen. Thomas to see that arms, equipment, and officers are supplied Gen. Anderson's department without delay. Speed to Anderson, 24 September 1861, Robert Anderson Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sunday, September 21, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President too busy at White House to receive visitor, Dr. S. W. Forsha, anxious to treat wounded soldiers with his "Balm." 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); Abraham Lincoln to William A. Hammond, 29 September 1862, CW, 5:444-45.

Monday, September 21, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

At 2 A.M. Lincoln telegraphs Gen. Burnside at Knoxville: "Go to Rosecrans with your force, without a moments delay." Abraham Lincoln to Ambrose E. Burnside, 21 September 1863, CW, 6:469-70.

Telegraphs Burnside again at 11 A.M.: "If you are to do any good to Rosecrans, it will not do to waste time with Jonesboro." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 17 September 1863, CW, 6:470.

Takes news of Battle of Chickamauga to Sec. Welles. Welles, Diary.

Writes Gen. Halleck: "I think it very important for Gen. Rosecrans to hold his position, at or about Chattanooga, because, if held from that place to Cleveland, both inclusive, it keeps all Tennessee clear of the enemy, and also breaks one of his most important Railroad lines. . . . If he can only maintain this position, without more, the rebellion can only eke out a short and feeble existence, as an animal sometimes may with a thorn in its vitals." Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 21 September 1863, CW, 6:470-71.

Sends message to Rosecrans: "Be of good cheer. We have unabated confidence in you, and in your soldiers and officers. In the main you must be the judge as to what is to be done. If I were to suggest, I would say, save your army, by taking strong positions, until Burnside joins you, when I hope you can turn the tide." Abraham Lincoln to William S. Rosecrans, 21 September 1863, CW, 6:472-73.

Recognizes Gouldree Boilieau as consul general of France at New York and Charles Ferdinand de Cazotte as consul of France at San Francisco. Washington Chronicle, 24 September 1863.

Lincoln telegraphs his wife, Mary, who is visiting New York City. He reports, "The air is so clear and cool, and apparantly healthy, that I would be glad for you to come. Nothing very particular, but I would be glad see you and Tad." Abraham Lincoln to Mary Lincoln, 21 September 1863, CW, 6:471-72.

Wednesday, September 21, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews M. M. Broadwell, New York merchant, who proposes to furnish blankets and clothes to both Federal and Confederate prisoners. Abraham Lincoln to Ethan A. Hitchcock, 21 September 1864, CW, 8:16.

Confers with Sec. Seward on political situation in New York. Sends John Nicolay to discuss political strategy with Thurlow Weed. Nicolay to Lincoln, 22 September 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Asks Gen. Edward R. Canby to consider case of needy people in Rapides Parish, La., "and do for them the best you can, consistently with the interests of the public service." Abraham Lincoln to Edward R. S. Canby, 21 September 1864, CW, 8:14-15.