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Saturday, June 23, 1838.+-

Berlin, IL.

Candidates for legislature address citizens at meeting at Berlin (now Old Berlin), 12 miles west of Springfield. Lincoln probably attends.Sangamo Journal, 23 June 1838.

Thursday, June 23, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Only one document is known to exist for the case of Biggs v. Baker, and it reveals little about the suit. It is clear that Lincoln, Stephen T. Logan, and Henry Eddy represent plaintiff Thompson H. Biggs, who is suing defendant Ezra Baker. On this day, Lincoln writes to Eddy and encloses a letter from Biggs. Lincoln informs Eddy that the attorneys are not sure whether or not "the process has been served as yet, on Dr. Baker." Lincoln concludes by asking Eddy to "write to Mr. Biggs and to us on any point that suggests itself to you as proper." Lincoln does not reveal the court in which the case is being tried, nor does he state the nature of the dispute. Abraham Lincoln to Henry Eddy (copy), 23 June 1842, Biggs v. Baker, copy files, IHi, Springfield, IL; CW 10:6-7.

Friday, June 23, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs declaration in Ball v. Field. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, June 23, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys 2½ yards black cloth for $15, coat trimmings, $2.62, sprucing up for Chicago convention, and $18.37 in merchandise to run household while he is gone. Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Friday, June 23, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln is present at House. Committee on Commerce, to which President's message vetoing river and harbor bill has been referred, reports resolutions declaring that President's reasons for his veto "insufficient and unsatisfactory."Journal; Globe.

Monday, June 23, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln takes up Sangamon & Alton Railroad cases. "What points, in our Rail Road cases, were decided at the Spring term of your Circuit Court?" he asks William Martin, "and how were they decided? Will the Secretary, with his Books, be out here at our fall terms? or will we be driven to try to prove the ordering of the calls, by depositions?" Abraham Lincoln to William Martin, 23 June 1851, CW, 2:105-6.

Wednesday, June 23, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Special session of legislature adjourns.]

Thursday, June 23, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Adam Adams: "The summer term of the U.S. court is close upon us. . . . I suppose you and your witness will be down; and I wish you to call at the Land Office at Dixon, and procure & bring with you the Register's certificate. . . . P.S. Since I wrote the above, Logan came in & proposed to continue the cause over this summer term. If you prefer doing this, Telegraph me at once." Abraham Lincoln to Adam Adams, 23 June 1853, CW, 2:199.

Lincoln sells at auction at "Court House door" 36 acres of land at northwest edge of Springfield owned by Mrs. Maria L. Bullock. Illinois Journal, 18 June 1853, 19 June 1853.

Saturday, June 23, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, acting for Mrs. Maria Bullock, sells farm land at public auction for sums aggregating $1,427.92¼. Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Maria L. Bullock, 31 August 1855, CW, 2:323-25.

In court, defendants in two chancery suits default, and Lincoln & Herndon secure orders for partition. As complainant's solicitors they dismiss third case, while fourth—their last—is continued. This is final day of summer term. Record.

Monday, June 23, 1856.+-

Urbana, IL.

Lincoln writes declaration of plaintiff, J. S. Stevens, in Stevens v. Stevens. Photocopy.

Lincoln addresses evening political meeting. "He heartily endorses the nomination of the gallant Fremont, and as elector in this state, will, during this campaign, we are told, devote considerable of his time to the work. As a persuasive and convincing speaker the equal of Mr. Lincoln can not be found." Urbana Union, 26 June 1856.

Tuesday, June 23, 1857.+-

Bloomington, IL.

On motion of defendant's attorney, verdict in Lincoln's suit against Illinois Central is set aside. Jury is again called, and again finds for plaintiff, this time for $4,800. (Lincoln had forgotten $200 retainer.) Court overrules defendant's motion for new trial. Defendant is allowed appeal to Supreme Court, but this appeal is never taken. Record; Brief of Argument in Abraham Lincoln vs. Illinois Central Railroad, [23 June 1857], CW, 2:397-98.

Wednesday, June 23, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Chicago newspaper editor John L. Scripps regarding Lincoln's recent "House Divided" speech. Scripps commends the speech but he cautions, "Some of my Kentucky friends who want to be Republicans . . . are afraid we are not sufficiently conservative . . . specifically relative to the general question of federal interference with slavery." Lincoln writes, "I have declared a thousand times, and now repeat that, in my opinion, neither the General Government, nor any other power outside of the slave states, can constitutionally or rightfully interfere with slaves or slavery where it already exists." To Trumbull in Washington he reports local political situation. He thinks Republican state ticket will be elected without difficulty, but that it will be very hard to carry legislature. John L. Scripps to Abraham Lincoln, 22 June 1858, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to John L. Scripps, 23 June 1858, CW, 2:471; Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 23 June 1858, CW, 2:471-72.

In U.S. Circuit Court Lincoln takes judgment for $2,665.39 in Anderson, Lamoureux & Co. v. Robinson, filed May 26, 1858. Record.

Thursday, June 23, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Ryland & Hatch v. Linder & Tremble, continued from June 13, 1859, court finds for plaintiffs in sum of $919.72. Record.

Lincoln writes to Nathan Sargent, of Washington, D.C., in response to Sargent's request for Lincoln's opinion regarding slavery and the Republican Party's platform. Lincoln writes, "Your platform proposes to allow the spread, and nationalization of slavery to proceed without let or hindrance, save only that it shall not receive supplies directly from Africa. Surely you do not seriously believe the Republicans can come to any such terms. . . . If the [Democrats] shall be beaten in 1860, it has to be done by the North; no human invention can deprive them of the South." Abraham Lincoln to Nathan Sargent, 23 June 1859, CW, 3:387-88.

Monday, June 23, 1862.+-

Washington, DC and En route.

President lays before Senate two treaties providing for loan to Republic of Mexico. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 23 June 1862, CW, 5:281-82.

Returns to Senate, with objections, act regarding circulation of bank notes. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 23 June 1862, CW, 5:282-83.

Accompanied by Gen. Pope leaves Washington at 4 P.M. on special train arriving New York at 1:30 A.M. National Intelligencer, 26 June 1862; Boston Advertiser, 25 June 1862.

Tuesday, June 23, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

At request of Cong. Kelley (Pa.) President interviews Pvt. Wilton M. Herpert [Milton L. Hupert?] and sends him to Sec. Stanton . Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 23 June 1863, CW, 6:292.

Lincoln at cabinet meeting "sad and careworn." "Nothing of special interest was submitted." Welles, Diary.

President inquires of Maj. Stewart Van Vliet, quartermaster at New York: "Have you any idea what the news is, in the despatches of Gen. Banks to Gen. Halleck?" Abraham Lincoln to Stewart Van Vliet, 23 June 1863, CW, 6:292.

Thursday, June 23, 1864.+-

En route and Washington, DC.

President and Assistant Secretary Gustavus V. Fox, who have been visiting Generals Grant and Butler and Acting Rear Admiral Lee at City Point, Va., Bermuda Hundred, Va., and below Fort Darling, Va., arrive about 5 P.M. on U.S.S. Baltimore. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 24 June 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 2:1; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 24 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

President returns from front sunburned and tired, but refreshed and cheered. Hay, Letters and Diary.