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Wednesday, September 26, 1832.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln completes and signs a form certifying that during the Black Hawk War, David M. Pantier "served as a private in the Company of Mounted Volunteers" under Lincoln's "command." Lincoln attests that Pantier was "honorably discharged" on June 7, 1832. Certificate of Discharge for David M. Pantier, 26 September 1832, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

Monday, September 26, 1836.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Tazewell County Circuit Court convenes for four-day term at Tremont. Judge Logan appoints Dan Stone to serve as prosecuting attorney in absence of Stephen A. Douglas. Record.]

Tuesday, September 26, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Representing a St. Louis firm, the plaintiffs in McKee, Stewart & Lind v. Tharp, Lincoln files a declaration, praecipe, and bond for costs with the Sangamon County Circuit Court.

Representing his client, the defendant in Fleming v. Ransdell, Lincoln writes a subpoena duces tecum to the Tazewell County sheriff ordering him to summon a witness to appear with evidence before the Sangamon County Circuit Court.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, September 26, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes, signs, and files with clerk of Sangamon Circuit Court replication of complainant, Nancy Orendorff, in Orendorf et al. v. Stringfield et al.Photocopy.

Thursday, September 26, 1839.+-

Tremont, IL.

Lincoln writes and files affidavit, bond for costs, and petition for partition for David Bruner in Bruner v. Bruner et al.Photocopy.

Sunday, September 26, 1841.+-

En route to Bloomington, IL.

Monday, September 26, 1842.+-

En route to Springfield, IL.

[McLean Circuit Court convenes at Bloomington for four-day term.]

Tuesday, September 26, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and swears before John Calhoun affidavit of James D. Smith for McDowall v. Humphries et al., DeWitt County case.Photocopy.

Thursday, September 26, 1844.+-

Clinton, IL.

In the De Witt County Circuit Court, the court continues the case of Lincoln v. Turner & Turner. Abraham Lincoln is suing Spencer Turner and William Turner to collect a $200, promissory note. Later in the course of the lawsuit, the defendants will plea that they should not have to pay because they were minors when they signed the note. Lincoln will claim that they were not minors. Declaration, 7 October 1841, Lincoln v. Turner & Turner, Private Collection; Order, 26 September 1844, Lincoln v. Turner & Turner, Chancery Record 1A, 160, De Witt County Circuit Court, De Witt County Courthouse, Clinton, IL; Plea, April 1846 Term, Lincoln v. Turner & Turner; Replication, April 1846 Term, Lincoln v. Turner & Turner, both in Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, September 26, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws from auditor warrant for $280 for W. P. Willard for conveying three convicts from Jo Daviess County to Alton penitentiary.Warrant Register, Auditor's Office.

Tuesday, September 26, 1848.+-

Albany, NY?

Lincoln meets Thurlow Weed, Whig editor, and they call on Millard Fillmore, Whig candidate for Vice President.Joseph F. Newton, Lincoln and Herndon (Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1910), 36; Galaxy, XI, 247.

Wednesday, September 26, 1849.+-

En route to Springfield, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys "sundries," 56¢. Bunn Journal.]

Thursday, September 26, 1850.+-

Metamora, IL.

In Hart v. O'Neal, agreed judgment written by Lincoln, attorney for defendant, affirms judgment of lower court which awarded plaintiff $16.15 and costs. In People v. Snyder et al. and People v. Clifton et al., indictments for "gaming," defendants, represented by Lincoln, give bond for appearance at next term. Record.

Friday, September 26, 1851.+-

Metamora, IL.

In Eddy & Jameson v. Delph, defendant confesses owing $438.21 and court grants Lincoln power of attorney for execution. Record.

Monday, September 26, 1853.+-

Metamora, IL.

Five of Lincoln's cases come before Woodford Circuit Court on first day of term. He dismisses one, his opponents dismiss another, and three are continued. Record.

Tuesday, September 26, 1854.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Douglas, scheduled to speak before Democratic meeting, refuses joint debate with Lincoln which Jesse Fell proposes. Isaac N. Phillips, ed. Abraham Lincoln By Some Men Who Knew Him (Bloomington, IL: Pantagraph Printing, 1910), 52-57.

Lincoln listens to Douglas speak in afternoon. "After candle-light" he addresses Whig meeting in courthouse. "Mr. L. spoke of Judge Douglas in a less denunciatory manner than is the custom on such occasions." Register, 28 September 1854; Illinois Journal, 29 September 1854; Speech at Bloomington, Illinois, 26 September 1854, CW, 2:234-40.

Wednesday, September 26, 1855.+-

Cincinnati, OH.

[This is probably day on which Lincoln leaves for home. He says to his hostess: "You have made my stay here most agreeable, and I am a thousand times obliged to you; but in reply to your request for me to come again I must say to you I never expect to be in Cincinnati again. I have nothing against the city, but things have so happened here as to make it undesirable for me ever to return." William M. Dickson, "Abraham Lincoln at Cincinnati," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 69 (June 1884):62.]

Saturday, September 26, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln deposits $400 in his bank account. Marine Bank Ledger.

Monday, September 26, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln deposits $50. Marine Bank Ledger.

He receives, evidently by mail, $27.70 as fee from estate of Samuel G. Hunt, DeWitt County. Probate Record.

Wednesday, September 26, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Prince of Wales passes through Springfield. Lincoln tells reporter that he wanted to see royal visitor, but that action on his part would have been inconsistent with dignity. So he remains at state house, where he met "so many sovereigns during the day that really the Prince had come and gone" before he knew it. N.Y. Herald, 20 October 1860.

Lincoln writes two brief political letters. Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. James, 26 September 1860, CW, 4:121; Abraham Lincoln to Nehemiah D. Sperry, 26 September 1860, CW, 4:121-22.

Thursday, September 26, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President receives report from Governor Richard Yates (Ill.) that to date war effort has cost state $3,533,511.02. Yates to Lincoln, 26 September 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Attends divine service "on day of humiliation, prayer and fasting for all people of the nation." New York Times, 27 September 1861; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 25 September 1861, 3:2.

At telegraph office jokes with employees: "Gentlemen, this is a fast day and I am pleased to observe that you are working as fast as you can." David H. Bates, Lincoln Stories Told by him in the Military Office in the War Department during the Civil War (New York: Rudge, 1926), 31-32.

Attends afternoon lecture on the U.S. Constitution by Professor Amasa McCoy in House of Representatives in observance of National Fast Day. National Republican (Washington, DC), 25 September 1861, 3:1, 26 September 1861, 2:1; Invitation, 25 September 1861, Gideon Welles Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Telegraphs Governor Oliver P. Morton (Ind.): "We are supplying all the demands for arms as fast as we can . . . a week ago we heard that the enemy was encamped on Muldroughs hill now our friends are encamped upon it . . . that is an improvement." Abraham Lincoln to Oliver P. Morton, 26 September 1861, CW, 4:537-38.

Friday, September 26, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meeting on subject of colonization. Donald, Chase Diaries, 160.

Lincoln sends congratulations to Emperor Alexander II of Russia on birth of nephew. Abraham Lincoln to Alexander II, 26 September 1862, CW, 5:440.

Receives by invitation delegation of 12 loyal governors from Altoona Conference and replies briefly to address of Governor John Andrew (Mass.). Reply to Delegation of Loyal Governors, 26 September 1862, CW, 5:441; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 26 September 1862, 2d ed., 2:5.

Sec. Chase confers with President and gets his opinion of Gen. McClernand. Official Records—Armies 494.

In answer to question, "Why was not the rebel army bagged immediately after the battle near Sharpsburg?" Maj. John J. Key is reported to have said, "The object is that neither army shall get much advantage of the other; that both shall be kept in the field till they are exhausted, when we will make a compromise and save slavery." President asks Maj. Key to prove within 24 hours that he did not make answer as reported. Record of Dismissal of John J. Key, 26-27 September 1862, CW, 5:442-43.

Saturday, September 26, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President very angry, and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton disturbed, by report in New York Evening Post that heavy movement of troops has been ordered to relieve Army of Cumberland. Harper, Press, 133.

Confers with Attorney General Edward Bates on Missouri affairs. Bates, Diary.

Monday, September 26, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Henry A. Cargill about selecting treasury agent at Memphis, Tenn. Wood to Lincoln, 24 September 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Recognizes Jose M. Bernes as vice consul of Portugal. Washington Chronicle, 3 October 1864.

John Nicolay returns from conference with Thurlow Weed and other political figures in New York. Nicolay to Chandler, 28 September 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President reminds Gen. Rosecrans of Missouri laws regarding privilege of voting. "Wherever the law allows soldiers to vote, their officers must also allow it." Abraham Lincoln to William S. Rosecrans, 26 September 1864, CW, 8:24-25.

Inquires of Sec. Stanton : "Have you, as yet definitely concluded whether the order prohibiting the exportation of arms shall be rescinded?" Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 26 September 1864, CW, 8:25.