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Saturday, July 22, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln's name does not appear in short proceedings of House, which adjourns sine die before noon. Smith of Wabash reports on complaint made by Gov. Duncan in his address to legislature. Committee upholds internal improvements system, and dissents from governor's views.House Journal.

Sunday, July 22, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln replies to Fell's letter received last evening, telling him to deny Douglas' charges against Stuart.Jesse Fell Papers, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL; Abraham Lincoln to Jesse W. Fell, [23 July 1838], CW, 1:120.

Monday, July 22, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Affidavit of John Strode is filed by Stuart & Lincoln in Orendorf et al. v. Stringfield et al. Their motion to set aside decree of Saturday is sustained, and case continued with complainants paying costs. They file Nancy Orendorff's replication. This is last day of July term.Record.

Thursday, July 22, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Maus v. Worthing for use of McCann, Logan moves court for supersedeas, case to stand for argument tomorrow.Record.

Friday, July 22, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is present at taking of deposition of William Porter in office of Thomas Moffett. Logan & Lincoln are solicitors for defendant in Wagoner v. Porter et al., where deposition is to be used as evidence.Record.

Lincoln fills out summons form in Miller v. Freeman & Freeman. Thomas Moffett signs.Photocopy.

Lincoln buys $7.37 worth of merchandise from a Springfield merchant.Account (copy), 22 July 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 282, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Monday, July 22, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln are busy on opening day of summer term of Sangamon Circuit Court. In Vaneaton v. Vaneaton, Lincoln's motion to dismiss suit is allowed. They win judgment in Wright v. Strawbridge, lose Blankenship and Trailor v. Hough when court dismisses appeal. Latham v. West and Lamb is revived, two cases are dismissed, and seven continued.Record.

Wednesday, July 22, 1846.+-

Hennepin, IL?

[C. C. Tisler, in "Lincoln's Ottawa" (Ms.) quoting John Fiske Nash, former resident of Hennepin, says Lincoln and Cartwright spoke at Hennepin during 1846 campaign. IHi.]

Saturday, July 22, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Appropriations bill again comes up for passage. Lincoln votes for it again, and it passes 108-78, with Savannah River item included.Globe.

Sunday, July 22, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes patronage letters. He asks John Addison to forward letters arriving at Land Office supporting Lincoln for commissioner. "I should like to see them. I have now about forty such." He informs James Berdan that Berdan is now being considered for appointment by Butterfield. "I took the precaution to withdraw the letters filed in my favor for Comr.; so that the very pretty one you wrote for me, can not rise in judgment against you." He also sends testimonial to Secretary Ewing for George H. Holtzman, clerk applicant. Abraham Lincoln to John Addison, 22 July 1849, CW, 2:59; Abraham Lincoln to James Berdan, 22 July 1849, CW, 2:59-60; Photocopy.

Monday, July 22, 1850.+-

Chicago, IL.

Committee on memorial meeting for President Taylor sends Lincoln formal invitation to speak. Abraham Lincoln to Lewis C. Kercheval and Others, 24 July 1850, CW, 2:82-83.

Lincoln continues to attend court in connection with Hoyt case.

Thursday, July 22, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

"One of the warmest days of the season," writes Browning in his Diary. "After tea Mrs. B. & self called at Mr. Ridgleys, Mr. Edwards, & spent the evening at Lincoln's."

Friday, July 22, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys two collars @ 75¢ from John Williams' store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 146.

Tuesday, July 22, 1856.+-

Galena, IL.

On or about this day Lincoln drafts several pages of campaign argument. Fragment on Sectionalism, [c. 23 July 1856], CW, 2:349-53.

[In Metamora, Lincoln's bill in Saltonstall v. Saltonstall et al. is filed. He is for complainant, John T. Saltonstall. Photocopy.

Lincoln has written National Kansas Committee declining to accept appointment as member because of other engagements. Convening at Buffalo July 9, 1856 and July 10, 1856, Lincoln was chosen, and notified July 16, 1856 by letter from William F. Arny, Chicago. On July 22, 1856 Arny writes Jesse Fell of Normal that Lincoln declines and recommends Fell. W. F. Arny to Lincoln, 16 July 1856, Jesse Fell Papers, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL; Arny to Fell, 22 July 1856, Jesse Fell Papers, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.]

Wednesday, July 22, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Sangamon Circuit Court convenes in special term with sensational murder trial, People v. Forsyth, attracting crowds of lawyers. Illinois State Chronicle, 23 July 1857.]

But Lincoln is not among them. He and Mrs. Lincoln depart for New York.

Thursday, July 22, 1858.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln confers with Republicans on challenging Douglas to debate. Chicago "Times" says his business is to form alliance with anti-Douglas Democrats (Danites). CW, 2:523.**** Chicago Times, 24 July 1858.

Friday, July 22, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln reaches home in evening after absence of nine days. Abraham Lincoln to Daniel T. Jewett, 23 July 1859, CW, 3:393.

Sunday, July 22, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to his son Robert's friend, George C. Latham, whom Harvard University denied admission. Lincoln writes, "I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not. . . . In your temporary failure there is no evidence that you may not yet be a better scholar, and a more successful man in the great struggle of life, than many others, who have entered college more easily. Again I say let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed." Abraham Lincoln to George C. Latham, 22 July 1860, CW, 4:87.

Monday, July 22, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Gen. Scott calls at White House at 2 A.M. and insists that Mrs. Lincoln and boys be sent north out of danger. Mrs. Lincoln refuses to leave. Helm, Mary, 179.

At 3 A.M. President has long talk with Gen. Meigs, just returned from Bull Run, (Manassas.) Extracts from Meigs Diary, 21 July 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Gen. McClellan ordered to Washington, to command troops defending capital. Official Records—Armies 1, II, 753.

Sen. Browning (Ill.) with Lincoln from 5 to 7 P.M. reviewing reports on Battle of Bull Run, (Manassas.) Browning, Diary.

President approves act authorizing employment of volunteers to aid in enforcing laws and protecting public property. Stat. L., XII, 268.

Purchases whip for 50¢ . Lutz Account Book.

Tuesday, July 22, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet in session. Discussion of previous day on slavery continues. President reads first draft of Emancipation Proclamation, to become effective January 1, 1863, and at Secretary of State William H. Seward's suggestion agrees to withhold announcement until a military victory is obtained. 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); Randall, Lincoln, 2:155; Emancipation Proclamation—First Draft, [22 July 1862], CW, 5:336-38.

Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton favors decisive blow to slavery as an all-important war measure over opposition to Lincoln and cabinet. Flower, Stanton, 185.

The efficiency of Gen. McClellan is talked over in cabinet. Flower, Stanton, 172.

Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase consults with President and urges McClellan's removal. Note, 22 July 1862, George B. McClellan Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

General Randolph B. Marcy confers with President and Secretary of War Stanton before returning to James River camp. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 23 July 1862, 2d ed., 2:2.

By order of President, Secretary of War Stanton issues Executive Order providing: 1. Military commanders may seize and use real or personal property in rebel States for military purposes. 2. Military and naval commanders may employ as laborers persons of African descent, giving them reasonable wages for their labors. 3. Accounts of property of all kinds taken from owners shall be kept as basis for proper compensation. National Intelligencer, 16 August 1862.

President grants Secretary of War Stanton "liberty to take the proper steps" to enroll militia of the several states and to draft men therefrom to fill old regiments. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 22 July 1862, CW, 5:338-39.

Wednesday, July 22, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President unwell in morning. Scarcely takes food all day. Misses appointment with Gen. Schenck. Abraham Lincoln to Robert C. Schenck, 23 July 1863, CW, 6:345-46.

Suggests $2,500 as annual compensation for chief chemist of Agriculture Dept. Abraham Lincoln to Isaac Newton, 22 July 1863, CW, 6:343.

President Lincoln writes a letter of introduction for a Mr. Houston to present to the Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Lincoln writes, "[the] bearer of this, now has three sons in the war. He wishes the youngest, Albert P. Houston, now in the 108th Ills regiment, at Vicksburg [Mississippi], transferred to the 1st West Tennessee regiment of Cavalry, at Bolivar [Tennessee] when last heard from, and in which is one of his elder brothers. I would like for him to be obliged." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 22 July 1863, Henry Horner Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL.

Friday, July 22, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President reads to cabinet correspondence between himself and Horace Greeley concerning Niagara Falls peace negotiations. Welles, Diary; Bates, Diary.

President and cabinet view F. B. Carpenter's unfinished painting of Lincoln reading Emancipation Proclamation to cabinet. Carpenter, Six Months, 350.