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Saturday, July 23, 1836.+-

Allenton, IL.

Today's meeting is scheduled at Allenton, a mile and a half north of modern Taylorville.Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 July 1836, 2:2.

Monday, July 23, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln answers second letter from Jesse W. Fell. He repeats that Fell can deny charges made by Douglas concerning Stuart's views on national bank. He hopes Stuart will speak in McLean County before election. "If we do our duty we shall succeed in the congressional election, but if we relax an iota, we shall be beaten."Abraham Lincoln to Jesse W. Fell, [23 July 1838], CW, 1:120.

Lincoln writes contract of Daniel Ragsale to build house for David Spear.Photocopy.

Thursday, July 23, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is appointed guardian ad litem for minor defendant, John Cook, in partition suit of Edwards v. Cook, and files answer as guardian. Defendant is 15-year-old son of Daniel Pope Cook, early congressman from Illinois. He is commissioned Brig.-Gen. by President Lincoln in 1862. Jury is called in Ransdell v. Calhoun, and awards plaintiff $245.95. Stuart & Lincoln represent plaintiff.Record.

Friday, July 23, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan argues motion for supersedeas in Maus v. Worthing for use of McCann, appeal from Tazewell. Lincoln appears for appellee in this case and in Dow v. Averill and Lowell. Latter case is continued for want of return to summons issued. Bailey v. Cromwell & McNaghton is argued by Lincoln for plaintiff and Logan for defendant.Record.

Tuesday, July 23, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Vaneaton v. Vaneaton, dismissed yesterday, is by agreement put on docket. Logan & Lincoln file declaration, notice, and affidavit of service in ejectment case, Throckmorton and Everett v. Dockum. On their motion, in four cases, defendants are ruled to answer tomorrow. In eight other cases they get judgments, four cases are continued, and two dismissed.Record.

Sunday, July 23, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lincoln and boys probably arrive from Lexington about this time, Lincoln's last letter to Mary having been written July 2, 1848, in which he sent $100 for expenses. [See July 2, 1848.]Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, 2 July 1848, CW, 1:495-96.

Monday, July 23, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

[First train runs on Sangamon & Morgan Railroad, rebuilt Northern Cross Railroad, in which Lincoln is interested. ISLA—File.]

Tuesday, July 23, 1850.+-

Chicago, IL.

At end of second week Parker v. Hoyt is still before court.

Monday, July 23, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln reminds P. H. Watson that he has not forwarded papers in McCormick v. Manny. He secured copies of bill and answer at Chicago, but he asks Watson to send evidence as fast as possible. "During August, and the remainder of this month, I can devote some time to the case, and, of course, I want all the material that can be had." Abraham Lincoln to Peter H. Watson, 23 July 1855, CW, 2:314-15.

Wednesday, July 23, 1856.+-

Galena, IL.

Lincoln addresses evening political meeting, speaking from balcony of DeSoto House. "His speech was almost wholly argumentative," said North-Western Gazette (July 25, 1856). "In a clear, connected and masterly manner he traced the history of slavery aggression . . . and pointed out, like a true statesman, the consequence of permitting the curse to spread itself over our immense territories." During day Lincoln writes editorial replying to one he read yesterday in Galena's Democratic paper which alleges that unnaturalized foreigners cannot legally vote in presidential elections. "This is a grave error," he answers. Lincoln hands his sheet to H. H. Houghton, editor of Galena Weekly North-Western Gazette, who prints it anonymously July 29, 1856. Speech at Galena, Illinois, 23 July 1856, CW, 2:353-55; Editorial on the Right of Foreigners to Vote, 23 July 1856, CW, 2:355-56.

Saturday, July 23, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes D. T. Jewett of St. Louis about case in U.S. District Court: "I find Judge Treat has decided in your favor, rendering judgment for $517.00 & costs. You will have to advance the cost before execution will issue. So says the clerk." Abraham Lincoln to Daniel T. Jewett, 23 July 1859, CW, 3:393.

Robert buys 11 pounds of sugar at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.

Monday, July 23, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Caleb Smith of Indiana: "From present appearances we might succeed . . . without Indiana; but with it, failure is scarcely possible. Therefore put in your best efforts." Abraham Lincoln to Caleb B. Smith, [23 July] 1860, CW, 4:87-88.

Tuesday, July 23, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln and Secretary of State William H. Seward "visit . . . various camps over the [Potomac] river." When they arrive at Fort Corcoran, located in Alexandria, Virginia, the soldiers with the New York Sixty-ninth Infantry Regiment greet them "with the greatest enthusiasm." A newspaper reports, "The President asked if they intended to re-enlist? The reply was that 'they would if the President desired it.' He announced emphatically that he did . . . This was received with cheers, and the determination expressed to go in for the war and stand by the government and the old flag for ever." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 24 July 1861, 3:1; New York Herald (NY), 24 July 1861, 1:1-2; Remarks to the Sixty-Ninth New York Regiment, 23 July 1861, CW, 4:458.

Lincoln writes memorandum on military policy suggested by Bull Run defeat. Memoranda of Military Policy Suggested by the Bull Run Defeat, 23 July 1861, CW, 4:457-58.

Disgruntled captain tells Lincoln of Gen. Sherman having threatened to shoot him, to which Lincoln replies: "Well, if I were you and he threatened to shoot, I would not trust him, for I believe he would do it." William T. Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman, by Himself, 2 vols. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1957), 1:188-91.

Lincoln and Sen. Sumner (Mass.) discuss emancipation until midnight. Pierce, Sumner Memoir and Letters, 4:42.

[Mrs. Lincoln receives gift of Confederate flag captured by Zouaves from Louisiana regiment. N.Y. Tribune, 25 July 1861.]

Lincoln approves payment of bill for $1,500.00 to A. P. Zimandy for set of glass ware "rich cut and Engd with U.S. Coat of Arms." DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 141-158.

Wednesday, July 23, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, and General Henry W. Halleck hold extended conference in War Department. Generals John Pope and Ambrose E. Burnside attend part of meeting. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 23 July 1862, 2d ed., 2:2.

Borrows from Library of Congress "Longfellow's Hiawatha, Shakespeare, IV., Neills Minnesota." [Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Song of Hiawatha, Boston, 1855; Edward Duffield Neill, The History of Minnesota; from the Earliest French Explorers to the Present Time, Philadelphia, 1858.] Borrowers' Ledger 1861-63, 114, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, July 23, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln interviews Nehemiah G. Ordway, chairman of Republican Central Committee of New Hampshire, regarding Col. Walter Harriman and equalization of draft. Ordway to Lincoln, 24 July 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 27 July 1863, CW, 6:352.

President Lincoln replies to a "very 'cross'" letter from Missouri Governor Hamilton R. Gamble. Lincoln admits that he did not read Gamble's letter because "I am trying to preserve my own temper, by avoiding irritants, so far as practicable." Gamble took offense at comments Lincoln made in a letter to General John M. Schofield concerning the contentious relationship between Gamble and Schofield's predecessor, General Samuel R. Curtis. Lincoln writes, "I was totally unconscious of any malice, or disrespect towards you, or of using any expression which should offend you, if seen by you." Abraham Lincoln to John M. Schofield, 27 May 1863, CW, 6:234; Daily Missouri Democrat (St. Louis), 27 June 1863, 1:1; Hamilton R. Gamble to Abraham Lincoln, 13 July 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Hamilton R. Gamble, 23 July 1863, CW, 6:344-45; Michael Burlingame and John R. Turner Ettlinger, Inside Lincoln's White House: The Complete Civil War Diary of John Hay (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1997), 66-67.

Writes Gen. Schenck to clear up any misunderstanding about their meeting. "I beg you will not believe I have treated you with intentional discourtesy." Abraham Lincoln to Robert C. Schenck, 23 July 1863, CW, 6:345-46.

Saturday, July 23, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

John W. North, associate justice of district court, Nevada Territory, asks President for a hearing before taking action on charges against him. North to Lincoln, 23 July 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln telegraphs Gen. Hunter at Harper's Ferry, W. Va.: "Are you able to take care of the enemy when he turns back upon you, as he probably will on finding that Wright has left?" Abraham Lincoln to David Hunter, 23 July 1864, CW, 7:456.