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Friday, February 24, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Capital removal bill is read third time. Lincoln moves to amend by adding meaningless provision that "General Assembly reserves the right to repeal this act at any time hereafter," which is adopted, and the bill passes 46 to 37. Sangamon delegation votes yea.House Journal.

Saturday, February 24, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

["We are authorized to announce A. LINCOLN, as a candidate for the State Legislature."Sangamo Journal, 24 February 1838.]

Monday, February 24, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Old soldiers who served under Gen. Harrison meet in Springfield to boost Harrison campaign. John Lindsay is elected chairman and T. M. Neale secretary. Call is issued for meeting of Sangamon County old soldiers at courthouse March 14, 1840.The Old Soldier, 2 March 1840.]

Wednesday, February 24, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Morning is devoted to consideration of state bank bill. Lincoln defends bank. In evening session he introduces amendment to bill for payment of interest on public debt, which is adopted. Attempt to stop internal improvements is opposed by Lincoln and other Whigs.House Journal; Discussion in Illinois Legislature Concerning the State Bank, 24 February 1841, CW, 1:242-43.

Thursday, February 24, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes promissory note for retainer in the bankruptcy case In re Gambrel. James Gambrel signs the note, promising to pay "twenty dollars in good fire wood."Promissory Note of James Gambrel, 24 February 1842, CW, 1:279.

Friday, February 24, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Supreme Court reverses judgment of trial court in Holdridge v. Bayley, argued February 1, 1843.Record.

Saturday, February 24, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has trunk rack of his buggy repaired ($1) at carriage shop.Obed Lewis Account Books.

Monday, February 24, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

William Thomas, attorney for plaintiff in Regnier v. Cabot & Torrey, suggests marriage of defendant with E. C. Torrey since commencement of suit and moves he be made defendant; court allows motion. Lincoln enters appearance of defendant. He resists petition for rehearing in McDonald v. Fithian & Juneau. Record.

Tuesday, February 24, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to fellow attorney and fellow poetry aficionado Andrew Johnston, of Quincy, Illinois. Lincoln writes that he is "Feeling a little poetic this evening," and notes that he encloses a poem that Johnston had "expressed the wish to have." Lincoln asks if Johnston "would...like to see a piece of poetry of my own making?" He confides that he has "a piece that is almost done, but I find a deal of trouble to finish it." Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Johnston, 24 February 1846, CW, 1:366-67.

Thursday, February 24, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

House and Senate meet together. Prayer is followed by speeches by Winthrop, Hudson, and Holmes. It is resolved that Adams' seat remain unoccupied for 30 days and be draped in mourning. Lincoln is appointed to committee of 30 "to superintend the funeral solemnities."Globe; Journal.

Saturday, February 24, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes aye on bill to aid Louisiana in reclaiming swamp lands. It passes 100-61. Globe.

Monday, February 24, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln replies to another letter from William Martin. He does not think cases referred to by Martin in support of their position are in point. "We have sued for payments which we say the Directors have required. We must prove that the Directors did require them. Our exact question is 'Can we prove this without producing the books containing the orders requiring the payments?' " Abraham Lincoln to William Martin, 24 February 1851, CW, 2:100-1.

Lincoln buys $4.04 in merchandise. Irwin Ledger.

Thursday, February 24, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon file bill of complaint for Levi Cantrall, plaintiff, in Cantrall, conservator of Cantrall v. Cantrall et al. in Sangamon Circuit Court. Complainant prays permission of court to sell real estate belonging to his son, defendant, to help pay cost of his maintenance. Photocopy.

Friday, February 24, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Supreme Court, Johnson v. Robert A. Donnell & Co. et al., which Lincoln argued February 11, 1854, comes up again. Edwards opens for plaintiff, and Lincoln closes for defendant. Court takes case under advisement, and later affirms lower court decision. Record; 15 Ill. 97.

Saturday, February 24, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys pair of boys' boots ($2.75). Pratt, Personal Finances, 147.

Wednesday, February 24, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln pays $8.50 cash on his account at Lewis carriage shop. Obed Lewis Account Books.

Thursday, February 24, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robert buys and charges sugar, tacks, syrup and candles to A. Lincoln's account at Smith's general store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 154.

Sunday, February 24, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln family breakfasts at hotel. Barton, Life of Lincoln, 2:5.

Lincoln attends St. John's Episcopal Church, opposite Executive Mansion, with Sen. Seward (N.Y.) and after service spends two hours at Seward's home. Washington National Republican, 25 February 1861.

In afternoon reads newspaper comments on recent speeches. Barton, Life of Lincoln, 2:6.

Receives many callers including Sen. John J. Crittenden (Ky.) and Cong. Charles Francis Adams (Mass.). Illinois State Journal, 27 February 1861; Barton, Life of Lincoln, 2:6.

In evening Vice President John C. Breckinridge calls. Baltimore Sun, 25 February 1861.

Lincoln speaks briefly from hotel window to crowd attending serenade by Marine Band. Stanley P. Kimmel, Mr. Lincoln's Washington (New York: Coward-McCann, 1957), 16.

Seward returns copy of Inaugural Address with written comments. Barton, Life of Lincoln, 2:5.

Monday, February 24, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Rev. Dr. Phineas D. Gurley conducts simple funeral service for Willie Lincoln at 2 P.M. in East Room while body remains in adjoining Green Parlor. Large crowd includes cabinet officers, foreign ministers, members of Congress, and citizens in general. National Intelligencer, 25 February 1862; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 24 February 1862, 2d ed., 3:5; National Republican (Washington, DC), 25 February 1862, 2:1.

Robert Lincoln, and Senators Orville H. Browning (Ill.) and Lyman Trumbull (Ill.) accompany President to Oak Hill Cemetery, R and Washington Streets, Georgetown, where body of Willie is placed in William T. Carroll's vault. Browning, Diary.

Government departments closed because of funeral service for Willie Lincoln. National Republican (Washington, DC), 24 February 1862, 2:6; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 24 February 1862, 2d ed., 2:1.

U.S. Supreme Court also adjourns for the day, out of respect for the President's grief. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 25 February 1862, 3:5.

Tad Lincoln is "decidedly better." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 24 February 1862, 2d ed., 2:1.

Tuesday, February 24, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet discusses propriety of sending letter of Gen. Scott, written just before his retirement, to Senate, and rumor of loss of U.S.S. "Queen of the West." Welles, Diary; Bates, Diary.

Delegation from West Virginia calls on President and asks for greater military protection against increasing guerrilla warfare. Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 24 February 1863, CW, 6:115-16.

Lincoln converses with Judge William H. Robertson of New York on current political problems. Robertson to Lincoln, 25 February 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Occupies private box at Grover's Theatre, E St., bet. 13th and 14th Sts. NW., for performance by Barney Williams, blackface minstrel and Irish comedian. N.Y. Herald, 26 February 1863.

[Irwin withdraws $25.13 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 177.]

Wednesday, February 24, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President meets with political delegation from New York, as arranged by Sen. Morgan (N.Y.). Morgan to Lincoln, 24 February 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Issues pass to Simon Cameron and friends to Fortress Monroe, Va., and return. Pass for Simon Cameron, 24 February 1864, CW, 7:203.

Friday, February 24, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

Delegation visits White House in morning relative to J. Y. Beall case, but President refuses to see them, saying his mind is made up. Browning, Diary.

Hiram Hibbard, 50th New York Engineers, voluntarily calls on President and receives pardon for any supposed desertion. Order Concerning Hiram Hibbard, 24 February 1865, CW, 8:315.

Lincoln telegraphs Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant regarding Confederate prisoner-of-war Roger A. Pryor. Several individuals encouraged Lincoln to approve a prisoner exchange involving Pryor, who is incarcerated at New York City's Fort Lafayette prison. Lincoln explains, "But . . . I have seen a despatch of yours showing that you specially object to his exchange. Meantime he has reached here & reported to me. It is an ungracious thing for me to send him back to prison, and yet inadmissable for him to remain here long. Can not you help me out with it?" Horace Greeley to Abraham Lincoln, 6 February 1865; Ulysses S. Grant to William Hoffman, 7 February 1865; Joshua F. Speed to Abraham Lincoln, 15 February 1865; John W. Forney to Abraham Lincoln, 18 February 1865, all in Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 24 February 1865, CW, 8:314-15.