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Monday, October 23, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Public protest meeting against abolitionists resolves that "efforts of abolitionists in this community are neither necessary nor useful," and that immediate emancipation is at variance with Christianity.Sangamo Journal, 28 October 1837. Morgan Circuit Court convenes.]

Wednesday, October 23, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes note, which Joshua Speed signs, certifying that $126 is remitted by mail to "Messrs Thos. Bohannan & Co of Louisville Ky." Note Concerning Remittance to Thomas Bohannon, 23 October 1839, CW, 1:153.

Friday, October 23, 1840.+-

["The "Register" publishes a letter from one of our southern counties in which it is stated that John A. McClernand is using up A. Lincoln in his addresses to the people. This is too simple a lie to tell here. Even the Locos are ashamed of it. Abraham Lincoln used up by John A. McClernand, Bah!"Sangamo Journal, 23 October 1840.]

Sunday, October 23, 1842.+-

Danville, IL.

[Rev. T. O. Prescott of Cincinnati delivers lecture at Christian Church on "Second Coming of the Lord." This may have been occasion for Lincoln's story: "It is my private opinion that, if the Lord has been in Springfield once, he will never come the second time."Register, 21 October 1842.]

Monday, October 23, 1843.+-

Taylorville, IL.

Christian Circuit Court meets. Young v. Archer & Kilbourn and Lindsley v. Kilbourn et al. are continued. Chandler v. Williams is tried by court, and plaintiff is awarded $176.19½ and costs. Logan & Lincoln appear for defendant in first two cases and for plaintiff in latter. Rountree and Lincoln appear for plaintiff in Gilbert v. Ralston, which is continued.Record.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys domestic (cloth) and spool of cotton thread for 50¢.Irwin Ledger.]

Thursday, October 23, 1845.+-

Decatur, IL.

[Macon Circuit Court is in session today and tomorrow.]

Saturday, October 23, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Prior to departing for Washington, D. C., where he will take a seat in Congress, Lincoln writes and signs an agreement between himself and Cornelius Ludlum, of Springfield. Ludlum will occupy Lincoln's home while the family is away. Lincoln stipulates, "for the term of one year, to commence on the first day of November . . . the said Ludlum agrees to pay said Lincoln the sum of ninety dollars in quarter yearly payments, to be especially careful to prevent any destruction by fire, [and] to allow said Lincoln, the use of the North-up-stairs room, during the term, in which to store his furniture."Lease Contract Between Abraham Lincoln and Cornelius Ludlum, 23 October 1847, CW, 1:406-7.

Monday, October 23, 1848.+-

Petersburg, IL.

"Lincoln attempted . . . to make a defence of his course in Congress," reports Register November 3, 1848, "when he was most signally `used up' by Ferguson. Lincoln beat a retreat to Springfield, swearing that Billy's home-thrusts were`unconstitutional and unnecessary'."

Tuesday, October 23, 1849.+-

En route.

[G. W. Forden, who was on boat with the Lincolns, recalled that on Mississippi some passengers arrange mock arrest and trial of one who played several pranks on them. Lincoln is selected judge. Unpublished MS. by G. W. Forden, owned by J. R. Payton, Springfield, Ill.]

Wednesday, October 23, 1850.+-

Danville, IL.

Demurrer filed by Lincoln and Davis for plaintiff in Hickman v. McCormack, assumpsit, is argued and sustained. McRoberts, Benedict and Murphy, for defendants, are granted leave to withdraw their plea and plead again. Record.

Thursday, October 23, 1851.+-

Danville, IL.

In Gundy v. Gundy, complainant having filed amended bill since last term, when case was continued, parties agree that defendant's answer to original bill stand as to amended bill so far as it applies. Murphy is attorney for complainant, Lincoln and Sconce represent defendant. Record.

Tuesday, October 23, 1855.+-

Urbana, IL.

On behalf of defendant, Lincoln writes plea, which he signs "Coler & Lincoln," in Burgess v. Vannata. Plaintiff claims damages for alleged negligence of defendant in caring for sheep. Lincoln writes and files bill of exceptions and affidavit for change of venue from Vermilion County in People v. High, larceny. He writes two indictments, signing "Lamon Pro tem," in People v. Lyster, larceny, and People v. Percival, cohabitation with daughter. Photocopy.

Thursday, October 23, 1856.+-

Atlanta, IL.

Republican rally is held. "The procession was a large and fine one, with an abundance of flags and banners, and the Mt. Pulaski brass band was on hand with some good music. As many of the crowd as could hear, assembled in Union Hall, and were eloquently addressed by Mr. Bromwell, candidate for Congress and Fremont Elector for the District, and Hon. A. Lincoln." Lincoln speaks again in evening. Bloomington Pantagraph, 5 November 1856.

Friday, October 23, 1857.+-

Urbana, IL.

[On one day this week Lincoln writes undated plea for defendant in Keeton v. Dunn. Photocopy.]

Saturday, October 23, 1858.+-

Fountain Green, IL, Dallas City, IL, and La Harpe, IL.

Lincoln visits relatives, speaks at Dallas City in afternoon, where steamboats from Oquawka and Fort Madison, Iowa bring delegations to swell crowd, and delivers evening speech at La Harpe Methodist Church. ISLA—Statements of W. E. Barton, 24 November 1926, Jacob Thompson, 12 November 1926, Jonathan Smith, 16, 20 March 1929; Oquawka Spectator, 28 October 1858.

Tuesday, October 23, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to David Turnham, friend of Indiana days: "I well remember when you and I last met, after a separation of fourteen years, at the cross-road voting place, in the fall of 1844. It is now sixteen years more and we are both no longer young men. I suppose you are a grandfather; and I, though married much later in life, have a son nearly grown." He tells William S. Speer of Tennessee that anything he might write disclaiming intention of interfering with slaves in slave states "would do no good." He has already many times said that in print. Abraham Lincoln to David Turnham, 23 October 1860, CW, 4:130-31; Abraham Lincoln to William S. Speer, 23 October 1860, CW, 4:130.

Mrs. Lincoln buys cloth and buttons which come to $16.35. Pratt, Personal Finances, 150.

Wednesday, October 23, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes to Secretary of War Simon Cameron and recommends "that Capt. John G. Foster of the Engineers, be appointed a Brig. Genl. of Volunteers at once." Lincoln notes that he is making the recommendation at General Ambrose E. Burnside's "request." Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 23 October 1861, CW, 10:104-5.

Instructs U.S. marshal for Washington District to refuse to serve any writ of habeas corpus upon a military commander because he has suspended the privilege in cases relating to the military. National Republican (Washington, DC), 24 October 1861, 2:1; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 24 October 1861, 2:1; New York Times, 25 October 1861.

Thursday, October 23, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cong. Kelley (Pa.) interviews Lincoln again regarding promotion of Col. Isaac J. Wistar. Kelley to Kimber, 23 October 1862, George B. McClellan Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Prof. MacLeod hands President letter from Rev. J. B. Pinney, secretary, New York State Colonization Society, urging colonization of Negroes in Liberia. Whittlesey to Lincoln, 23 October 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, October 23, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

10 A.M. President consults with Gen. Schenck about recruiting Negroes in Maryland and murder by John H. Sothoron and son, secessionists, of Lt. Eben White, recruiting officer, at Benedict, Md. Schenck to Lincoln, 22 October 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Robert C. Schenck, 21 October 1863, CW, 6:530.

"Only a portion of the Cabinet present and but little done. The Missouri difficulty discussed." Welles, Diary.

President converses with John R. Briggs, Jr., assistant clerk of House of Representatives, regarding election results. Briggs to Lincoln, 24 October 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sunday, October 23, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President receives group of gentlemen of Hebrew faith who claim to represent the Israelites of New York. Isaacs to Lincoln, 26 October 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sends message to Gen. Thomas at Nashville and copy to Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn at Memphis, Tenn., regarding possible Confederate raid into western Kentucky from Corinth, Miss., on November 4, 1864. Abraham Lincoln to George H. Thomas, 23 October 1864, CW, 8:74.