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Tuesday, January 27, 1835.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln gives notice that on Thursday next he will introduce road bill. [Bill introduced by Dawson of Sangamon and becomes law.] He votes to table act to remove school fund, and nay on amendment to State Bank of Vandalia debtor relief bill.House Journal.

Friday, January 27, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

On Lincoln's motion, bill for state road from Jacksonville to Syracuse and Bloomington is read second time and referred to select committee of Lincoln, Stuart of Sangamon, and Hinshaw of McLean.House Journal.

Saturday, January 27, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs a declaration and praecipe in Harrison v. Dickinson and Taylor.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

In the evening, State Representative Lincoln addresses the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, on the topic of "the perpetuation of our political institutions." Lincoln warns against the "mobocratic spirit, which . . . is now abroad in the land." He states, "There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law." Lincoln acknowledges that "[p]assion" played a role in America's fight for independence. But, Lincoln argues, "Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason" will best serve "for our future support and defence." Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, 27 January 1838, CW, 1:108-15.

Monday, January 27, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln votes nay on bill providing popular election of school commissioners, and yea on act concerning groceries. On his motion, House votes to meet following evening to elect treasurer of Board of Canal Commissioners.House Journal.

Wednesday, January 27, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

On Lincoln's motion, Senate bill for "act making an appropriation for work done on the State House," is read third time and passed. He introduces bill for "act authorizing certain debtors of the State to discharge their indebtedness in Illinois Internal Improvement scrip." Under this bill, passed later in session, Springfield pays debt. Lincoln speaks in favor of Hardin's resolution of January 26, 1841 that House adjourn sine die February 22, 1841.House Journal.

Friday, January 27, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Motion to dismiss appeal because of insufficiency of bond in Ryder et al. v. Stephenson, argued yesterday by Chickering for plaintiffs and Lincoln for defendant, is allowed. Argument is begun in Fitch et al. v. Pinckard et al. (SC), action of ejectment appealed from Madison County. Lincoln and Chickering represent defendants in error.Record.

Monday, January 27, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Cases of Parker v. Smith et al. and J. Charles Stickney & Co. v. Cassell are argued. Lincoln appears for plaintiff with Dickey in first case and alone for defendant in second. Judgment is affirmed in Morgan v. Griffin, defendant, Lincoln's client, to pay costs in Supreme Court and each party to pay respective costs in Circuit Court. Record.

Tuesday, January 27, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln compliments B. F. James on his recent article in "Tazewell Whig" on Whig convention. He makes suggestions about selection and instruction of delegates.Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. James, 27 January 1846, CW, 1:359-60.

Thursday, January 27, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes aye on resolution directing clerk to prepare report on private claims. It passes.Journal.

Most of day is taken up with committee reports and debate on war policies.Globe.

[Meeting at Marshall, Ill. complains of Lincoln and his "Spotty" resolutions.Fulton (Canton, Ill.) Ledger.]

Saturday, January 27, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln answers House roll call. Journal.

Evening meeting of subscribers to Inaugural Ball is held at Willard's Hotel. Lincoln is elected to board of managers. National Intelligencer, 30 January 1849.

Lincoln writes to John Murray, of Belleville, Illinois. Murray seeks a federal position and asks Lincoln to intervene on his behalf. Lincoln answers, "I entertain the strongest personal friendship for you; but I have more than one application . . . before yours, appealing to my feelings in the same way. I know not what control of this matter may fall into my hands; and I can only say . . . that I will . . . when the time comes, give your claim, among others, that consideration, which is due to impartiality, fairness, and friendship." Abraham Lincoln to John Murray, 27 January 1849, CW, 2:24-25.

Tuesday, January 27, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Kossuth meeting reconvenes. When chairman calls for committee's report, none of its members is present "although it appeared that everybody else was here." Virgil Hickox suggests that members of committee may have feared expense would devolve on them. On motion of John Calhoun, another committee is appointed to extend invitation. Lincoln is on it. Illinois Journal, 30 January 1852.

Thursday, January 27, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln appears for appellant in Alton & Sangamon RR v. Baugh. He writes bill of exceptions, which T. L. Dickey signs. On February 2, 1853, Supreme Court decides that company, after payment of damages for right of way, is not bound to construct fences along its road and that proprietors of land cannot place obstructions or cattle guards along it. Decision affirms judgment of Sangamon Circuit Court. Record; 14 Ill. 211; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, January 27, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys another "Small Shawl" at John Williams' store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 147.

Tuesday, January 27, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, representing appellant, makes concluding argument in Phelps v. McGee. Breach of contract to deliver corn is involved. Court finds for Lincoln's client. Argument commences in Dudley et ux. v. Crosthwait in U.S. Court, ejectment suit in which Lincoln & Herndon represent defendant. Case is continued. Record.

Wednesday, January 27, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon appear for John H. Smith, defendant, in Smith v. Smith (SC), appeal from Bond County. Written argument by Herndon is submitted. Record.

Thursday, January 27, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys hairbrush, soap, and "Lubins Extract" at his drug store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 152.

Friday, January 27, 1860.+-

Bloomington, IL and Pontiac, IL.

Lincoln delivers a lecture to the Young Men's Literary Association at the Presbyterian Church in Pontiac. The subject of his lecture is "The Wheel and Axle." He spends the night at the home of Jason W. Strevell in Pontiac. Sentinel (Pontiac, IL), 31 January 1860, 3:1; Charles N. Strevell, Story of the Strevell Museum: A Lifetime Hobby (Salt Lake City, UT: Board of Education, 1940), 47-51.

[In U.S. Circuit Court in Springfield, four of Lincoln's current cases come to trial. Rice v. Wing is dismissed at plaintiff's costs. In Fox v. Johnson, and Fox v. Dale, jury is sworn, but after plaintiff's evidence is shown, defendants default. Court continues Rice v. Blakeman by consent. Record.]

Sunday, January 27, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln publicly designates February 11, 1861 as day of departure for Washington. He also makes known desire for "the utmost privacy" during remainder of stay in Springfield. N.Y. Herald, 28 January 1861.

He plans to "go via Lafayette to Indianapolis, where he will receive the hospitalities of Indiana Legislature; thence he will proceed, probably by way of Cincinnati to Columbus, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Albany. From Albany he intends to make for Harrisburg direct, thence to Baltimore and Washington; but a tour to New York and Philadelphia is not impossible." Baltimore Sun, 29 January 1861.

Monday, January 27, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes an endorsement on a letter from Henry A. Wise, of the U.S. Navy's Ordnance & Hydrography Bureau. Wise forwarded a request from Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote, who is stationed at Cairo, Illinois. Foote explained, "As the mortar Boats have no accommodations for cooking, keeping or carrying provisions, the men must have a steamer for their accommodation. Shall I purchase or hire a steamer for them?" Lincoln replies, "If Flag-officer Foote, can find a suitable Boat which he can purchase at a fair price, let him purchase it at once." Henry A. Wise to Abraham Lincoln, 26 January 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Henry A. Wise, 27 January 1862, IHi; CW, 5:112.

Tuesday, January 27, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton regarding John B. Gordon, whom U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs William P. Dole recommends for a "Military Storekeeper" position. Lincoln notes, "If there be a vacancy, let him have it, unless by some paper on file, I am committed for it to some one else." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 27 January 1863, IHi, Springfield, IL; CW, 10:176.

Wednesday, January 27, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln and O. H. Browning confer with Gen. Ramsay about Absterdam projectile. Browning, Diary.

Telegraphs Gen. Foster: "Is a supposed correspondence between Gen. Longstreet and yourself, about the amnesty proclamation, which is now in the newspapers, genuine?" Abraham Lincoln to John G. Foster, 27 January 1864, CW, 7:153-54.

Writes Gen. Steele that E. W. Gantt will deliver letter containing program for election in Arkansas. "Be sure to retain the free State constitutional provision in some unquestionable form, and you and he can fix the rest." Abraham Lincoln to Frederick Steele, 27 January 1864, CW, 7:154-55.

Friday, January 27, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

At 10:00 AM, about 300 members of U.S. Christian Commission, attending annual meeting of organization, call on President, who replies briefly to address by Rev. George H. H. Stuart, chairman. Reply to Delegation of Christian Commission, 27 January 1865, CW, 8:241-42; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 27 January 1865, 2d ed., 2:4.

President interviews W. O. Bartlett. Bartlett to Lincoln, 26 January 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Transmits to Senate communication from attorney general regarding nominations. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 27 January 1865, CW, 8:242-43.