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Thursday, October 27, 1814.+-

Hardin County, KY.

[Thomas Lincoln sells for 100 pounds to Charles Melton his farm of 238 acres on Mill Creek, seven miles north of Elizabethtown, which he purchased from John F. Stater, September 2, 1803.Deed Book E, Hardin County Court; Warren, Parentage and Childhood, 115.]

Monday, October 27, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln and Mentor Graham serve as clerks at election for representative in Congress. Polls are located in house of William F. Berry. Lincoln votes for William L. May, who receives 72 votes, to three for Benjamin Mills and one for James Turney. James Pantier, Pollard Simmons, and William Jones serve as judges and John Clary as constable. Lincoln writes out returns which are certified by Bowling Green.Election Returns.

[County Commissioners' Court allows Lincoln and Graham $1 each for clerking.Record D, 99.]

Friday, October 27, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

[In Charleston, assignment of money is made in Bagley v. Vanmeter under court order written by Lincoln.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.]

Monday, October 27, 1845.+-

Taylorville, IL.

Christian County Circuit Court holds one-day session. Lincoln, attorney for defendant in Young v. Stevens, trespass suit, files plea.Record.

Wednesday, October 27, 1847.+-

St. Louis, MO.

Daily Era of October 28, 1847, lists "A. Lincoln and family" and "Joshua F. Speed" as guests at Scott's Hotel, southwest corner 3rd and Market Sts., W. C. Scott, prop. They must have registered on 27th for their names to appear in paper on 28th.

Friday, October 27, 1848.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys 75¢ pair suspenders.Irwin Ledger.

Lincoln and Gersham Jayne sell for $100 their land near Huron bought in 1836, to Pleasant Armstrong and John Yardly of Petersburg.Warranty Deed of Lincoln and Jayne to Armstrong and Yardly, 27 October 1848, CW, 2:13-14.

Monday, October 27, 1851.+-

Paris, IL.

Edgar Circuit Court convenes. By agreement between Benedict and Lincoln for plaintiff and Emerson and Steele for defendant, court dismisses People for use of Nancy Burr et al. v. Seth Austin, adm. of Elijah Austin, action for debt. Matkin v. Brown is also dismissed. Lincoln is attorney for Brown. Record.

Wednesday, October 27, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to his client Lewis M. Hays, who is the administrator of Thomas Taylor's estate. In the Logan County Circuit Court case of Hays v. Turley, Hays is suing to collect on the defendant George Turley's promissory note. Lincoln explains, "I could have got a judgment against Turley, if I had pressed to the utmost; but I am really sorry for him—poor and a cripple as he is. He begged time to try to find evidence to prove that the deceased on his death bed, ordered the note to be given up to him or destroyed. I do not suppose he will get any such evidence, but I allowed him till next court to try." Abraham Lincoln to Lewis M. Hays, 27 October 1852, CW, 2:160.

Lincoln pays $94 cash on his bill at Obed Lewis' carriage shop. Obed Lewis Account Books.

Friday, October 27, 1854.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln speaks on Nebraska Bill before large audience at North Market Hall. Newspaper comments: "The impression created by Mr. Lincoln on all men, of all parties, was first, that he was an honest man, and second, that he was a powerful speaker. Abraham Lincoln never trims a speech to suit a latitude—he is always the same man." Chicago Journal, 30 October 1854; Speech at Chicago, Illinois, 27 October 1854, CW, 2:283-84.

Saturday, October 27, 1855.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln has two cases in Vermilion Circuit Court. One is dismissed by agreement; other is continued. Record.

He writes and sends to Paris affidavit of W. M. Snyder in Wolfe v. Snyder. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, October 27, 1856.+-

Pittsfield, IL.

Lincoln addresses Republican meeting. "It was decidedly the largest gathering of people that ever occurred here. It was at least twice as large as the late Douglas demonstration. Lincoln and Trumbull were both here and made telling speeches." Pittsfield Free Press, 30 October 1856.

Wednesday, October 27, 1858.+-

Toulon, IL and Kewanee, IL.

Thomas J. Henderson meets Lincoln in Kewanee and escorts him to Virginia Hotel in Toulon. In afternoon Lincoln speaks in town square and returns to Kewanee. Chicago Daily Press and Tribune, 19 October 1858, 1:1; Thomas J. Henderson to Abraham Lincoln, 18 October 1858, CW, 10:33; Peoria Daily Transcript, 30 October 1858, 1:2 (places Lincoln in Toulon on 26 October); "Lincoln's Talk Here in Fifties," Kewanee Daily Star-Courier, 25 September 1908, 4:4, 5:3-4; Statement of Samuel M. Adams, 4 August 1927, "Reminiscences--Debates" Vertical File, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL (places Lincoln in Toulon on 6 October).

Thursday, October 27, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Palmer and McClernand, candidates for Congress, hold joint debate at courthouse. Afterward, at Republican headquarters, there are more speeches, one from Palmer. "As he sat down the crowd discovered Mr. Lincoln in the back part of the hall. . . . In answer to their call, he went forward and addressed them in his well known eloquent and impressive manner." Illinois State Journal, 28 October 1859.

Saturday, October 27, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To G. T. M. Davis of Alton Lincoln refuses to make public statement of his views. He would repeat his intent of noninterference with slavery in slave states "a thousand times, if there were no danger of encouraging bold bad men to believe they are dealing with one who can be scared into anything." Abraham Lincoln to George T. M. Davis, 27 October 1860, CW, 4:132-33.

Sunday, October 27, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President and John Hay, at Sec. Seward's house in evening meet Sens. Chandler (Mich.), Benjamin F. Wade (Ohio), and Wilson (Mass.). Hay, Letters and Diary.

Monday, October 27, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President exchanges communications with Gen. McClellan regarding cavalry horses and filling old regiments with drafted men. Army of Potomac commences crossing river to Virginia. Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 27 October 1862, CW, 5:479; Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 27 October 1862, CW, 5:479.

Tuesday, October 27, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln's opinion, based apparently upon "Review of the Judge Advocate General of the Record of the Court of Inquiry Relative to the Evacuation of Winchester by the command of Maj. Gen. R. H. Milroy," is that no courtmartial "is deemed necessary or proper in the case." Opinion on the Loss of Robert H. Milroy's Division, [27 October 1863], CW, 6:541-42.

Thursday, October 27, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

O. H. Browning and Mr. La Forge of New York confer with Lincoln on case of Shiff, young Frenchman who has served as surgeon with Confederates. Browning, Diary.

Charles Ballance, Illinois lawyer and old friend of Lincoln, calls at White House. Ballance to Lincoln, 30 October 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President recognizes Carl Otto Nilsen as vice consul of Sweden and Norway at La Crosse, Wis. Washington Chronicle, 4 November 1864.

Orders Gen. Burbridge to investigate collection of money from citizens of Allen and Barren Counties, Ky., to compensate Union men for depredations committed by Rebels and to "make any correction which may seem to be proper." Abraham Lincoln to Stephen G. Burbridge, 27 October 1864, CW, 8:78.