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Wednesday, January 28, 1835.+-

Vandalia, IL.

On Lincoln's motion "act making appropriations for the years 1835 and 1836" is referred to Committee of the Whole, and made order of day for Thursday next. Lincoln, Cloud of Morgan, and Thompson of Randolph are appointed select committee to take up Sangamon-Morgan boundary bill.House Journal.

Saturday, January 28, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln votes yea on tabling bill for distribution of state school fund among counties, according to number of children under 20 years of age. Motion is lost 61 to 9.House Journal.

Monday, January 28, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln calls up resolutions tabled on 17th concerning purchase of 20,000,000 acres of public land. On motion of Baker of Sangamon, resolutions are referred to select committee of Lincoln, Johnson of Bond, Thornton of Shelby, Crain of Washington, and Elkin of Sangamon.House Journal.

Tuesday, January 28, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Act is passed repealing system of internal improvements established in 1837. Lincoln is still strong advocate of internal improvements and votes nay. He reports act to authorize collector of Ogle County to collect taxes for 1839 from citizens of Lee County, formerly part of Ogle.House Journal.

Stuart & Lincoln withdraw $380 cash from their account with a Springfield merchant. Account (copy), 28 January 1840, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 185, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Thursday, January 28, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln votes for amendment to act relative to payment of auditor's warrants, and later against passage of bill. He opposes amendment to move adjournment date from February 22, 1841 February 23, 1841 February 24, 1841 February 25, 1841 February 26, 1841 February 27, 1841 February 28, 1841 March 1, 1841.House Journal.

Saturday, January 28, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Martin, for plaintiffs, continues argument in Fitch et al. v. Pinckard et al.Record.

Tuesday, January 28, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and Dickey for defendant and Butterfield for plaintiff argue Kimball et al. v. Cook, and case is submitted to court. Record.

Lincoln writes and signs, for Hardin and Smith, plea and reply to demurrer in Morgan v. Ladd and et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, January 28, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

John Doe ex dem. Ellen Frisby et al. v. Ballance et al. (SC) is argued by Powell and Lincoln for plaintiffs in error and Butterfield for defendants in error, and case submitted.Record.

Thursday, January 28, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Cowls v. Cowls Lincoln files motion for appellant asking admission of lower court record of divorce proceedings. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Minute Book 1845-49.

Friday, January 28, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes against reconsideration of yesterday's vote. Motion to reconsider is tabled, 89-87.Journal.

House takes up private calendar and receives petitions and executive communications.Globe.

On or about this date, Lincoln returns to William Thomas, Jacksonville attorney, letters he is afraid of losing in connection with Treasury matter. Lincoln can do nothing, he notes, "till a further hearing from you."Abraham Lincoln to William Thomas, [c. 28 January 1848], CW, 1:445-46.

Monday, January 28, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receives letter from Orville H. Browning of Quincy soliciting his aid in behalf of Browning's partner, Nehemiah Bushnell, to succeed Nathaniel Pope as judge of the U.S. Court for Illinois. Abraham Lincoln to Orville H. Browning, 29 January 1850, CW, 2:72.

Tuesday, January 28, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Senate, bill to incorporate Illinois Central is referred to Committee of Whole and made special order. Senate Journal.

Friday, January 28, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

By agreement defendant in Northup v. Brown is given leave to file his plea in U.S. Circuit Court. Williams and Lawrence are attorneys for plaintiff, Browning, Bushnell and Lincoln for defendant. Record.

Sunday, January 28, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

One train from Bloomington forces its way into Springfield—first to arrive from north in more than a week. Illinois Journal, 29 January 1855.

Thursday, January 28, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the U.S. Circuit Court, Lincoln & Herndon represent the Missouri-based S.C. Davis & Company in two suits involving unpaid promissory notes. In the case of S. C. Davis & Co. v. Sanders & Sanders, the plaintiffs seek $1,000 in damages for two promissory notes totaling $559.32. William J. Allen, attorney for defendants John D. Sanders and Henry Sanders, asks the Court for permission "to withdraw their Plea herein." Judge Samuel H. Treat notes that the defendants have had three opportunities to plea and have failed to do so. Judge Treat declares the defendants in default. The Clerk assesses damages of $666.70, and Judge Treat orders the defendants to pay this amount and the court costs. In the case of S. C. Davis & Co. v. J. W. & J. R. Allen, the plaintiffs are suing the defendants for $3,000 in damages for non-payment of a $2,565.98 promissory note. The parties agree to waive a jury trial, and they submit evidence to Judge Treat. Judge Treat finds for the plaintiffs and orders the defendants to pay $2,886.25 in damages and the court costs. Order, 28 January 1858, S.C. Davis & Co. v. Sanders & Sanders, Record Group 21, General Records, Vol. 1, 276; Judgment Docket, 28 January 1858, S.C. Davis & Co. v. Sanders & Sanders, Record Group 21, Judgment Docket, Vol. 1, fol. 22; Declaration, filed 9 December 1857, S.C. Davis & Co. v. J.W. & J.R. Allen, Record Group 21, case file 231; Order, 28 January 1858, S.C. Davis & Co. v. J.W. & J.R. Allen, Record Group 21, General Records, Vol. 1, 277, all in U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Illinois, National Archives and Records Administration, Great Lakes Region, Chicago, IL.

Friday, January 28, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robert takes home 40¢ pair of shoes from Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 154.

Saturday, January 28, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, L. W. Ross, and O. H. Browning certify that they have examined Henry S. Greene and found him qualified to practise law. They recommend he be granted license. Recommendation for Henry S. Greene, 28 January 1860, CW, 3:515.

Monday, January 28, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

"The first draft of the Inaugural Message is now being made by the President-elect, . . . It will not be finished until after consultation with the Republican leaders in Washington. . . . No further invitations will be issued to prominent politicians to visit the President-elect, and none are desired here. The Cabinet will be completed in Washington." N.Y. Tribune, 29 January 1861.

Lincoln invites his cousin, John Hanks, to "go along" on visit to Coles County, Ill., January 30, 1861. Abraham Lincoln to John Hanks, 28 January 1861, CW, 4:181.

Committee representing citizens of Indianapolis calls upon Lincoln to present transcript of resolutions inviting him to visit city en route to Washington. The same day Lincoln writes committee accepting invitation and setting February 12, 1861 as date. Abraham Lincoln to James Sulgrove, Eric Locke, William Wallace, and John F. Wood, 28 January 1861, CW, 4:181-82.

Withdraws $40.90 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 175.

Tuesday, January 28, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Former Judge Gilbert Dean, counsel for Capt. Gordon, presents petition to President praying for life of client. Washington Star, 28 January 1862; Bates, Diary, 19 February 1862.

Lincoln submits to Senate treaty of extradition with Mexican Government. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 28 January 1862, CW, 5:113.

Gen. Banks, in town for congressional committee meeting, calls on President by invitation. Banks to Nicolay, 27 January 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President interviews Dr. Bellows and G. T. Strong of U.S. Sanitary Commission, regarding appointments to medical bureau. George Templeton Strong, Diary, 4 vols., edited by Allen Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas (New York: Macmillan, 1952).

In the evening, President Lincoln and his wife, Mary, host a reception at the White House. A newspaper reports, "Mr. Lincoln took his position in the Blue Room, and shook hands with those who passed him for two hours. At the expiration of this time he took the arm of Mrs. Senator [Zachariah] Chandler [of Michigan], and proceeded to the great East Room, and promenaded but a short time, and then withdrew from the scene. Mrs. Lincoln was never more elegantly attired, and of course was the centre of attraction." New York Herald, 29 January 1862, 5:2; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 29 January 1862, 3:2.

Wednesday, January 28, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys regarding promotion. Abraham Lincoln to Ambrose E. Burnside, 28 January 1862 [1863], CW, 6:81.

Recommends vote of thanks of Congress be given Acting Rear Adm. David D. Porter for contributing to surrender of Post of Arkansas (Fort Hindman) on January 10, 1863. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 28 January 1863, CW, 6:82.

Summons Gen. Butler: "Please come here immediately. Telegraph me about what time you will arrive." Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. Butler, 28 January 1863, CW, 6:81-82.

Thursday, January 28, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President arranges interview with J. W. Forney, Simon Cameron, and Henry C. Johnson, speaker of Pennsylvania House of Representatives, for 7 P.M. Abraham Lincoln to John W. Forney, 28 January 1864, CW, 7:157.

Suggests to Sec. Chase that C. K. Hawkes be appointed treasury agent. "I have some reason to believe it would please Gen. Banks, . . . I have heard that he and General Banks are old acquaintances and friends." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 28 January 1864, CW, 7:156.

Writes recommendation: "This boy [Solomon J. Johnson] says he knows Secretary Chase, and would like to have the place [messenger for the Treasury Dept.] made vacant by William Johnson's death. I believe he is a good boy and I should be glad for him to have the place if it is still vacant." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 28 January 1864, CW, 7:156-57.

Orders Gen. Halleck to have Gens. Rosecrans and Curtis prevent as far as possible renewal of trouble in vicinity of Kansas City. Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 28 January 1864, CW, 7:157-58.

Saturday, January 28, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President confers with F. P. Blair, Sr., about peace negotiations with President Davis. Endorsement Concerning Francis P. Blair, Sr., 28 January 1865, CW, 8:243.

Lincoln issues a pass allowing Mrs. L[a]llie Holliday of Kentucky, to visit her husband Major J. B. Holliday. Major Holliday is a prisoner at Johnson's Island, a Union prison located in Lake Erie, and a few miles from Sandusky, Ohio. Kentucky Unionist Congressman George H. Yeaman and others petitioned President Lincoln on Mrs. Holliday's behalf. Nicholas County, Kentucky Citizens to Abraham Lincoln, 23 January 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Pass for Mrs. J. B. Holliday, 28 January 1865, CW, 8:244.

Official engagements prohibit Lincoln from attending Mrs. Lincoln's afternoon reception. Washington Chronicle, 29 January 1865; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 28 January 1865, 3d ed., 2:6; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 28 January 1865, 2d ed., 2:4.