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Monday, August 24, 1840.+-

Waterloo, IL.

Notice is posted at court house Monday morning that Lincoln will address people on Tuesday. Register, 4 September 1840.

[Fifteenth issue of The Old Soldier is published. Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), Issue 15, 24 August 1840.]

Saturday, August 24, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL?

Whigs raise flag at Liberty Pole. Speeches are made by Richard Yates, William I. Ferguson, J. C. Doremus, and Dr. F. A. McNeil.Sangamo Journal, 29 August 1844.

Thursday, August 24, 1848.+-

Seneca, MD.

About 600 persons attend bipartisan meeting. "Major George Peter, a thorough free-trade democrat, and the owner of a large number of slaves, and Mr. Lincoln, . . . a high protective tarriffite, free soil—Wilmot Proviso—abolition whig, supported the cause of Taylor. . . . Mr. Bouye of Rockville, and Mr. Lowe, Presidential Elector for the Western Shore, replied to Major Peter and Mr. Lincoln."Republican Citizen (Frederick, Md.), 1 September 1848.

Saturday, August 24, 1850.+-

Taylorville, IL.

Lincoln writes part of bill of exceptions in Vandeveer v. Whitecraft et al., decided August 23, 1850. Judge Davis signs bill and it is filed on this date. Case is action in debt involving cutting of trees on plaintiff's land. Photocopy.

Lincoln writes decree for conveyance in Thomas P. Bond v. unknown heirs of Marvellous Eastham, chancery. Record.

Tuesday, August 24, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Rawlings, use of Rawlings for use of McLeave v. Douglas & Rawlings, Lincoln & Herndon's only case in Circuit Court, is dismissed on their motion. Record.

Wednesday, August 24, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws power of attorney for Virgil Hickox and John D. Gillette, proprietors of town of Lincoln, authorizing Col. Robt. B. Latham, third proprietor, to have town platted and surveyed and to sell lots. Lawrence B. Stringer, ed., History of Logan County, 2 vols. (Chicago: Pioneer Publishing Co., 1911), 1:567-68; William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

Thursday, August 24, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes reply. If owner of note, he says, will agree to take $110 and Lincoln's fee, "settle the matter that way. As to the amount of my fee, take ten dollars, which you and I will divide equally." Abraham Lincoln to Richard S. Thomas, 24 August 1854, CW, 2:226.

Friday, August 24, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to his longtime friend Joshua Speed, of Kentucky, regarding slavery, politics, and Kansas. Lincoln writes, "You say if Kansas fairly votes herself a free state, as a christian you will rather rejoice at it. All decent slave-holders talk that way . . . But they never vote that way. Although in a private letter, or conversation, you will express your preference that Kansas shall be free, you would vote for no man for Congress who would say the same thing publicly. No such man could be elected from any district in any slave-state." As to his political affiliation, Lincoln explains, "You enquire where I now stand. That is a disputed point. I think I am a whig; but others say there are no whigs, and that I am an abolitionist. When I was at Washington I voted for the Wilmot Proviso as good as forty times, and I never heard of any one attempting to unwhig me for that. I now do no more than oppose the extension of slavery. I am not a Know-Nothing. That is certain. How could I be? How can any one who abhors the oppression of negroes, be in favor of degrading classes of white people?" Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 24 August 1855, CW, 2:320-23.

Tuesday, August 24, 1858.+-

Galesburg, IL and En route to Augusta, IL.

Lincoln, on a stopover en route to Augusta, arrives in Galesburg at about 3:30 in the afternoon on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. He makes "a few remarks" before a crowd of approximately a thousand people who gather at the Bancroft House. Lincoln apologizes that the short length of his stay in Galesburg does not allow him enough "time to make anything of a speech." Chicago Daily Press and Tribune (IL), 26 August 1858, 2:3.

Wednesday, August 24, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Dubois, and Browning discuss rumor that Miller, treasurer, contemplates resigning. He has promised not to, but Dubois and Lincoln have little faith in that, and suspect governor already has his resignation. Browning, Diary.

Friday, August 24, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes long autobiographical letter to his relative John Hanks of Macon County, who started "Rail Splitter" movement at Decatur convention. John's brother Charles has claimed Decatur rails were fakes. "Don't let this letter be made public." Abraham Lincoln to John Hanks, 24 August 1860, CW, 4:100-1.

He gives fourth sitting to J. Henry Brown. InFtwL—Brown Journal, Photocopy.

Saturday, August 24, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President, Secretary of State William H. Seward, and General George B. McClellan spend forenoon visiting encampments on the Virginia side of the river. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 24 August 1861, 2:2.

Lincoln writes Gov. Magoffin (Ky.) that organized Union force encamped in state will not be removed. Abraham Lincoln to Beriah Magoffin, 24 August 1861, CW, 4:497.

President recognizes Robert Barth as vice consul of Prussia at St. Louis. National Republican (Washington, DC), 29 August 1861, 2:5.

[Robert Lincoln arrives at White House with instructions for John Hay, assistant secretary to President, to join Mrs. Lincoln in New York. Dennett, Hay Diaries and Letters, 26.]

[Tad Lincoln, in Long Branch, NJ, with his mother, is ill, delaying their departure from Long Branch until Monday. National Republican (Washington, DC), 26 August 1861, 1:1.]

Sunday, August 24, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Dr. Orestes A. Brownson, editor of "Brownson's Review," discusses questions of emancipation and colonization with President. Lincoln selects Sen. Pomeroy (Kans.) for commissioner of African colonization. N.Y. Tribune, 25 August 1862.

Monday, August 24, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President requests Sec. Welles to identify naval officer killed at Fort Wagner, Charleston Harbor. [He was Comdr. George W. Rodgers (USN).] Welles, Diary.

John Hay leaves in afternoon for New York and Long Branch, N.J. Washington Chronicle, 25 August 1863.

President hears from Gen. McClernand, who writes: "Feeling that I have done my duty I shrink from no charges that Genl. Grant may prefer. . . . I only ask . . . for an impartial court. Such investigation would bring to light . . . many things, both military and personal, which are unwritten or unheeded." Abraham Lincoln to John A. McClernand, 12 August 1863, CW, 6:383-84.

Wednesday, August 24, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews John J. Jarmey, of Ohio, concerning political matters in state. James to Cameron, 27 August 1864, Simon Cameron Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

In evening at Soldiers' Home, Lincoln and group of officials witness demonstration of Morse signalling from tower of Soldiers' Home to roof of Smithsonian Institution. Bates, Telegraph Office, 265.

President Lincoln drafts a letter to New York Times editor Henry J. Raymond, who forecasts big electoral losses for the Republicans. Raymond predicts that a peace summit will "turn the tide of public sentiment." Lincoln instructs, "You will proceed forthwith and obtain, if possible, a conference for peace with Hon. Jefferson Davis, or any person by him authorized for that purpose. . . . [Y]ou will propose, on behalf of this government, that upon the restoration of the Union and the national authority, the war shall cease at once, all remaining questions to be left for adjustment by peaceful modes. If this be accepted hostilities to cease at once." Ultimately, Lincoln and the Cabinet reject the peace conference suggestion. Henry J. Raymond to Abraham Lincoln, 22 August 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Henry J. Raymond, 24 August 1864, CW, 7:517-18.