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Monday, August 25, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln and Bowling Green witness deed of John F. Harrison and Parthenia Harrison to Robert McNabb for a tract of land bordering the Sangamon River, five miles east of New Salem, for which McNabb pays $100. Sangamon County Deed Book H, 101, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois Springfield.

Tuesday, August 25, 1835.+-

New Salem, IL (?)

[Ann Rutledge, ill six weeks, dies at Rutledge farm seven miles northwest of New Salem.IHi—Trans., 1926, 121.]

Tuesday, August 25, 1840.+-

Waterloo, IL.

Large crowd hears Lincoln. Adam Snyder, Democratic presidential elector, replies to Lincoln's two-hour address with one of equal length. Lincoln "seemed like a man traveling over unknown ground," declares "Register."Register, 4 September 1840; Belleville Advocate, 29 August 1840.

Wednesday, August 25, 1841.+-

Louisville, KY.

In letter to Speed January 3, 1842, Lincoln says: "After you and I had once been at her residence, [Speed's fiancée] did you not go and take me all the way to Lexington and back, for no other purpose but to get to see her again?"Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, [3? January 1842], CW, 1:265-66.

Thursday, August 25, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes, swears, and files affidavit and petition for writ of attachment, signed by his client William Dormady, in Dormody v. Cavanaugh.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, August 25, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws up mortgage, charging $5, for James A. Barrett, who borrows $1,100 from William F. Thornton, secured by mortgage on 575 acres in Sangamon County. Lincoln & Herndon Fee Book.

Monday, August 25, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln informs Martin that he has received depositions from officers and directors of Sangamon & Alton Railroad and that Circuit Court begins today. "Send me, instanter, the minutes of organization, the newspaper publications of the calls [for stock payments], and a witness to prove all by." Abraham Lincoln to William Martin, 25 August 1851, CW, 2:110.

Lincoln & Herndon win two cases, one by default, one by agreed judgment. Record.

Lincoln writes affidavit and has it sworn in Lamb v. Shipman, and files it next day in Sangamon Circuit Court. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, August 25, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Gray for use of VanBergen v. Hewett, attachment suit, defendant defaults and plaintiff, Lincoln & Herndon's client, is awarded $913.71 damages. In Lowry v. Broadwell, agreed judgment for $10 and costs is entered for plaintiff, their client. Two other cases are continued. Record.

Lincoln writes and files defendant's separate answer in Nathan Potts v. Clinton May et al., chancery. Photocopy.

Thursday, August 25, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has his buggy repaired ($1). Obed Lewis Account Books.

Friday, August 25, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL and Jacksonville, IL.

Lincoln, preparing to attend Whig county convention at Winchester on Saturday, goes to Jacksonville, where he stays with Yates. James G. Miner, Abraham Lincoln: Personal Reminiscences of the Martyr-Emancipator as He Appeared in the Memorable Campaign of 1854 and in His Subsequent Career (N.p., 1912), 1-2.

Wednesday, August 25, 1858.+-

Augusta, IL and Macomb, IL.

In the morning, the Republican Party holds a nominating convention at the Presbyterian Church in Augusta. The convention adjourns, and an audience of approximately 1,200 people gathers at "a beautiful grove in the suburbs of the town" to hear Lincoln deliver a speech. Lincoln begins speaking at around two o'clock in the afternoon, focusing his remarks on the slavery issue. In spite of the rainy weather, most of the audience stays to listen to the two-hour speech, "even the ladies, of whom there were a large number present, kept their seats till the speech was finished." In the evening, Lincoln speaks to an audience that fills the Macomb courthouse. A newspaper reports that Lincoln delivers his remarks in a relaxed manner, and that "his speech was more like an earnest conversation with his Old Whig friends." Chicago Daily Press and Tribune (IL), 28 August 1858, 1:2; The Augusta Eagle (IL), 8 December 1932, 1:1-2; The Plymouth Locomotive (IL), 28 August 1858, 2:1-2; Abraham Lincoln to Alexander Sympson (copy), 11 August 1858, copy files, IHi, Springfield, IL; Speech at Augusta, Illinois, 25 August 1858, CW, 3:37-38.

Saturday, August 25, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln deposits $300. Marine Bank Ledger.

For a "fifth" and final time, Republican presidential candidate Lincoln poses for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania artist John H. Brown, who is in Springfield, Illinois to paint "on ivory," Lincoln's "miniature likeness." Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice and Lincoln ally John M. Read commissioned the painting because he was "disgusted with the horrible caricatures of Mr. Lincoln which he had seen." Brown recalled, "[Lincoln's] true character only shines out when in an animated conversation, or when telling an amusing tale, of which he is very fond." R. Gerald McMurtry, Beardless Portraits of Abraham Lincoln Painted from Life (Fort Wayne, IN: Allen County Historical Society, 1962), 26-35; Harold Holzer, Gabor S. Boritt, and Mark E. Neely, Jr., The Lincoln Image: Abraham Lincoln and the Popular Print (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1984), 58, 61; Michael Burlingame, With Lincoln in the White House: Letters, Memoranda, and Other Writings of John G. Nicolay, 1860-1865 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000), 4-5; Justin G. Turner and Linda Levitt Turner, Mary Todd Lincoln: Her Life and Letters (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 65; abraham lincoln to john m. read, 27 August 1860, CW, 4:102.

Sunday, August 25, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln, Secretary of State William Seward, and Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles join the Second New Hampshire Regiment for Sunday services. Afterward, Lincoln inspects the rest of General Joseph Hooker's Brigade. Lincoln also reviews the California Regiment, also known as the Seventy-first Pennsylvania Regiment. Lincoln's long-time friend and U.S. Senator from Oregon, Colonel Edward D. Baker, commands the Seventy-first Pennsylvania. New York Times, 26 August 1861, 1:2; Charles H. Banes, History of the Philadelphia Brigade (Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1876), 9; Martin A. Haynes, A History of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, in the War of the Rebellion (Lakeport, NH: 1896), 42-43.

Monday, August 25, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Col. George Crook representing Irish regiment being organized in Pennsylvania. Stuart to Lincoln, 24 August 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Addresses two letters of congratulation to Queen Isabel II of Spain on births in family. Abraham Lincoln to Isabel II, 25 August 1862, CW, 5:392; Abraham Lincoln to Isabel II, 25 August 1862, CW, 5:393.

Tuesday, August 25, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President requests Sec. Usher to determine procedure in claim of Illinois for 2 per cent on sales of public lands and pursue it. Abraham Lincoln to Isaac N. Morris, 26 August 1863, CW, 6:411-12.

Thursday, August 25, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

At 11 A.M. Sec. Welles calls at White House and finds President in conference with Secs. Seward, Stanton , and Fessenden, and Henry J. Raymond on subject of peace mission to President Davis, which they decide against. John G. Nicolay and John Hay, Abraham Lincoln: A History, 10 vols. (New York: Century, 1890), 9:221.

Seward arranges White House meeting for Lord Lyons at 12 M. Seward to Lincoln, 24 August 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.