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Monday, January 26, 1835.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln votes yea on school bill, which fails to pass. He votes nay on tabling resolution requesting members not to ask for pay until March 1836 (tabled 25 to 23). House discusses act providing compensation for jurors. Lincoln votes twice on amendments before bill is referred to select committee.House Journal.

Thursday, January 26, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln, Murphy of Vermilion, and Dairman of Pope are appointed select committee to consider act declaring certain streams navigable. Lincoln calls for vote on amendment to bill for construction of railroad from Naples to Jacksonville.House Journal.

Saturday, January 26, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

House adopts four resolutions by large majorities requesting Federal government to deposit money collected in state in banks of state. [Money collected in Illinois was deposited in St. Louis.] Lincoln votes yea on each ballot.House Journal.

Tuesday, January 26, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

House devotes most of morning to resolutions, amendments, and roll calls on ways and means of collecting third installment [$16,666.66] due state from Springfield citizens on $50,000 pledge toward erection of state house. Lincoln favors payment. House Journal.

Lincoln writes and signs declaration in Rowland, Smith & Co. v. Francis et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, January 26, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Grubb v. Crane, argued January 17, 1842, Shields for plaintiff and Logan for defendant, is taken under advisement by Supreme Court. (In opinion written by Douglas, lower court decree is affirmed March 3, 1843.) Supreme Court adjourns.Record; 5 Ill. 153.

Thursday, January 26, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln accompanies sheriff and his clients Condell & Jones to State Bank where they collect $8,200 in specie. At previous term of Sangamon Circuit Court he secured judgment against bank for this amount.Joliet Courier, 1 February 1843.

In Supreme Court Lincoln appears for defendant in Ryder et al. v. Stephenson, appeal from Madison.Record.

Monday, January 26, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln wins Griggs et al. v. Gear when Supreme Court reverses decision of Jo Daviess Circuit Court.8 Ill. 2.

Wednesday, January 26, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes aye on motion to end debate on President's message. It passes 104-95.Journal.

Palfrey of Massachusetts delivers antislavery speech. Remarks by Henley of Indiana precipitate argument regarding President's alleged partiality to Democrats in army appointments. Henley defends Polk and attacks Whigs' evident intention to nominate "military chieftain," for President.Globe.

Monday, January 26, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and others sign call for meeting to invite Louis Kossuth to stop at Springfield on his way from Indianapolis to St. Louis. Meeting is held and Lincoln appointed to committee of 13 which is instructed to request city council to extend invitation. Illinois Journal, 30 January 1852; Call for Kossuth Meeting, 26 January 1852, CW, 2:118.

Lincoln writes to O. H. Browning about case of Smith v. Gardner, decided against him on two points, which he states. Abraham Lincoln to Orville H. Browning, 26 January 1852, CW, 2:117-18.

Wednesday, January 26, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

"About as cold a day as we have had this season," Browning writes. "Concluded the trial of Holloway v. Frink, Walker & Co." Pratt, Personal Finances, 146.

Thursday, January 26, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes W. W. R. Woodbury and William Fithian, Danville, his opinion on legal questions involved in estate about which they inquired. In conclusion he warns: "Better mention this to W. H. Lamon, lest he should, unawares, commit me to the other side." Abraham Lincoln to W. W. R. Woodbury and William Fithian, 26 January 1854, CW, 2:210.

Friday, January 26, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Judgment in Taylor v. Humphries is set aside by agreement, and Logan files defendant's plea. Lincoln writes and files plaintiff's replication. In Bank of Missouri v. Ryan et al., Logan and Lincoln, now acting together, file motion for appointment of auditor to examine accounts of defendant Caldwell. Motion is argued and auditor appointed. Record; Files.

Monday, January 26, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has three cases in Supreme Court. In Curtiss v. Gill he appears for defendant in error and confesses errors assigned. Gray v. French et al. is continued. Arguments are commenced in Phelps v. McGee, but case is continued until next day. Record.

In evening Illinois State Colonization Society holds its annual meeting. Lincoln is elected one of 11 managers. Illinois State Journal, 28 January 1857.

Tuesday, January 26, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Illinois Supreme Court, Lincoln, Jackson Grimshaw, and Orville Hickman Browning file an answer for defendant and Illinois Secretary of State Ozias M. Hatch in the case of People ex rel. Lanphier & Walker v. Hatch. In 1857, the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill to create senatorial and representative districts and to apportion the representation to the General Assembly. Republican Governor Bissell inadvertently signed the bill, and his private secretary reported to the House of Representatives that the Governor had approved the bill. Governor Bissell realized his mistake, scratched out his name, and vetoed the bill. The Democrats wanted to test the validity of Bissell's striking his signature after the secretary had announced the passage of the bill. The People, on the relation of Lanphier and Walker, public printers for the state, sued Hatch, the Secretary of State and record-keeper of the laws, in the Illinois Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to compel him to furnish a true copy of the apportionment bill for printing. Order, 26 January 1858, People ex rel. Lanphier & Walker v. Hatch, Journal Record SC 2nd GD 1855-1864 [CGD], 131; Opinion, January 1858 Term, People ex rel. Lanphier & Walker v. Hatch, Journal & Opinion Record SC CGD 1855-1861, 197-202, both in Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.

Wednesday, January 26, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robert collects box of blacking at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 154.

Thursday, January 26, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln acknowledges service of notice in chancery case involving Columbia Machine Manufacturing Co. Photocopy.

Saturday, January 26, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln determines to leave for Washington on February 11, 1861. Nicolay to Bates, 27 January 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes committee of Indiana Legislature accepting invitation to visit Indianapolis, and names February 12, 1861 as date. Abraham Lincoln to R. A. Cameron, Walter March, and David C. Branham, 26 January 1861, CW, 4:181.

Lincoln writes to Major David Hunter, of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, regarding arrangements to travel to Washington, D. C., for the March 3 inaugural. Lincoln explains, "I have determined to leave here for Washington on February 11th, subject to be changed for any extraordinary cause. I find the journey will have to be a circuitous, and rather tedious one. I expect the pleasure of your company." Edwin V. Sumner to Abraham Lincoln, 17 December 1860; David Hunter to Abraham Lincoln, 18 December 1860, both in Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to David Hunter, 26 January 1861, Private Collection.

Withdraws $5.25 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 175.

Sunday, January 26, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Irritated by slow production of mortars, Lincoln decides, in interview as reported by Asst. Sec. Fox, "to take these army matters into his own hands." Bruce, Tools of War, 169.

Consults with Sec. Stanton and E. M. Shield, construction engineer, regarding manufacture of mortar beds. Shield to Chase, 1 February 1862, Salmon P. Chase Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

In evening meets with several members of cabinet. Mrs. Lincoln not well enough to receive visitors. Journal, 27 January 1861, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, January 26, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln writes to Major General Joseph Hooker, the new "head of the Army of the Potomac." Lincoln admires Hooker's bravery, "confidence," and "ambitio[n], which within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm." But, Lincoln chides the General with respect to Hooker's predecessor General Ambrose Burnside: "[Y]ou . . . thwarted him as much as you could [and in so doing] . . . you did a great wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. . . . Neither you, nor Napoleon, if he were alive again, could get any good out of an army, while such a spirit prevails . . . Beware of rashness, but with energy, and sleepless vigilance, go forward, and give us victories." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 26 January 1863, CW, 6:78-79.

Transmits to Senate documents respecting capture of British vessels having on board contraband of war. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 26 January 1863, CW, 6:79.

Tells O. H. Browning story of Gen. Burnside's resignation and Hooker's appointment. Browning, Diary.

Simon Cameron interviews President to protest sending Gen. Butler to New Orleans because Butler is likely candidate for next President and must be in Washington for political reasons. Butler, Correspondence, 2:590.

Presumably Mrs. Lincoln borrows from Library of Congress for use of Tad "Buckland Natural History." [Francis Trevelyan Buckland, Curiosities of Natural History, N.Y., 1859.] Borrowers' Ledger 1861-63, 114, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln thanks George E. Fawcett, music teacher of Muscatine, Iowa, "for your thoughtful courtesy in sending me a copy of your 'Emancipation March.' " Abraham Lincoln to George E. Fawcett, 26 January 1863, CW, 6:78.

Tuesday, January 26, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President issues order approving new trade regulations. Order Approving Trade Regulations, 26 January 1864, CW, 7:151-52.

At the public reception from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M., "about eight thousand passed the President and Mrs. Lincoln and paid their respects.... We have not seen the President looking in better health...." Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 27 January 1864, 2d ed., 2:4; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 26 January 1864, 2d ed., 2:1.

Orders Gen. Sedgwick: "Suspend execution of sentence in all the capital cases mentioned in General Orders No. 1 and 2, where it has not already been done. . . . Forward the records in these cases for examination." Abraham Lincoln to John Sedgwick, 26 January 1864, CW, 7:152.

Thursday, January 26, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews committee of working women from Philadelphia Arsenal, conducted to White House by J. W. Forney. Washington Chronicle, 5 February 1865.

Meets with mayor of Cleveland and Congressman from Ohio regarding naval defense of the Great Lakes. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 27 January 1865, 3d ed., 2:1-2.

Telegraphs A. Wakeman: "I have telegraphed W. O. Bartlett to come and see me. He neither comes nor answers. Can you not send him?" [Lincoln's business with Bartlett probably concerned Bennett's appointment as Minister to France.] Abraham Lincoln to Abram Wakeman, 26 January 1865, CW, 8:239-40.