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Friday, March 28, 1834.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Mass meeting attended by 1,000 persons is held to promote Alton and Springfield Railroad chartered by legislature. Lincoln's name does not appear in proceedings, but it is project in which he is interested.Sangamo Journal, 4 April 1834.]

Saturday, March 28, 1835.+-

New Salem, IL.

[Sangamon citizens meet in Springfield to adopt measures relative to construction of railroad from Springfield to Alton. William F. Elkin presides, and C. R. Matheny and Elijah Iles act as secretaries. Committee of nine is appointed to cooperate with Macoupin and Madison counties.Sangamo Journal, 4 April 1835.]

Monday, March 28, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

On the opening day of the Sangamon County Circuit Court, Logan & Lincoln participate in seven cases. Of the seven cases, the court orders three of them to be continued. Representing John Maguire, Logan & Lincoln obtain a judgment of $704.77 in Maguire v. Coflin. Representing the plaintiff in James Bell & Company v. Lockridge, Logan & Lincoln win a judgment of $312.09. They secure a divorce for plaintiff Solomon Goodman from Nancy Goodman in Goodman v. Goodman. They represent plaintiff Jacob C. Roll in Roll v. Hill, a chancery suit. Logan & Lincoln represent Thomas P. January and James Dunlap in Francis & Sanford v. January & Dunlap, and by agreement of the parties, the court sets a hearing for Thursday. Judgment, 28 March 1842, Maguire v. Coflin, Record G, 278; Judgment, 28 March 1842, James Bell & Company v. Lockridge, Record G, 286; Judgment, 28 March 1842, Goodman v. Goodman, Record G, 291; Decree, 28 March 1842, Roll v. Hill, Record G, 279; Order, 28 March 1842, Francis & Sanford v. January & Dunlap, Record G, 279, all in Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, purchases $9.25 worth of merchandise from a Springfield store and charges it to Abraham Lincoln's account. Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 28 March 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Tuesday, March 28, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

On motion of Logan & Lincoln, attorneys for plaintiff, Dormody v. Cavanaugh, assumpsit suit, is dismissed at cost of their client.Record.

Thursday, March 28, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files plea in Lesure and Bliss v. County of Menard. Jury is called in People v. Joseph Klein and Louisa Hosey. Jury fails to agree and is discharged. Logan & Lincoln appear for defendants in this case and in Taylor v. Taylor et al., assumpsit suit. Blankenship v. Center is heard by court. They appear for plaintiff in this case and in People v. Sheppard et al., which is continued on their motion.Record.

Friday, March 28, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL and Jacksonville, IL?

Taylor v. May is dismissed for failure to prosecute. On Lincoln's motion, Antrim Campbell is appointed guardian ad litem in Rhea v. heirs of James Rhea. Lincoln wins Crouch v. Carter when court finds for defendant. Dinner in honor of John J. Hardin is held in Jacksonville. Baker and Hardin are speakers. Lincoln probably attends.Record; Sangamo Journal, 10 April 1845.

Saturday, March 28, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Defendants' demurrer, filed by Lincoln March 23, 1846 in Newton v. Grubb and Ford, is sustained. Plaintiff is barred from acting against defendants. Eleven chancery cases of Lincoln and Herndon are continued and 18 stricken from docket.Record.

Thursday, March 28, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon win Lloyd v. Pierce, appeal from justice's court, when jury is waived and court finds for plaintiff in sum of $24.41. Two other cases are continued. Record.

For Reuben Coon v. Turner W. Lloyd et al., Lincoln writes affidavits of three witnesses and has them sworn before clerk. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, March 28, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Logan, and Herndon win Enyart v. McAtee when court orders land deeded back to complainant. By consent defendant is given until Nov. to file bill of exceptions. Record.

Lincoln writes to D. A. Smith of Jacksonville explaining what took place yesterday in Smith & Dunlap v. Dunlap. He writes to O. H. Browning and Nehemiah Bushnell of Quincy regarding Hoyt case evidence. Abraham Lincoln to David A. Smith, 28 March 1851, CW, 2:104-5; Abraham Lincoln to Orville H. Browning and Nehemiah Bushnell, 28 March 1851, CW, 2:103-4.

Monday, March 28, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Allen v. Chicago & Mississippi RR, appeal from assessment for right of way, jury assesses plaintiff's damages at $2,100. Lincoln & Herndon represent railroad. Record.

Lincoln writes case record in Moffett v. Warren, chancery concerning land, and writes replication in Johnson v. McMullen. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes to Henry E. Dummer of Beardstown: "Inclosed please find three dollars—the smallest sum I could send by mail for the $2.50 you kindly advanced for me; which please accept, together with my thanks, and offer to reciprocate." Abraham Lincoln to Henry E. Dummer, 28 March 1853, CW, 2:192.

Tuesday, March 28, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Blankenbaker et al. v. Ford et al. Lincoln & Herndon, representing complainants, win partition suit. Loose v. Chicago & Mississippi RR is submitted to two arbitrators, who bring in verdict for plaintiff, whom Lincoln & Herndon represent. Motions are entered in two other cases. Record.

Wednesday, March 28, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Lawson v. Post & Brothers, with Logan, Lincoln & Herndon representing plaintiff, jury awards damages of $104.75. In another case Lincoln secures divorce on ground that husband is habitual drunkard and has deserted their client. Several other cases are continued after motions are entered and pleas filed. Record.

In Welles et al. v. Hofferkemp et al., Lincoln writes report of his client, administrix, supplemental petition to execute deeds, and court order for his client to convey real estate. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, March 28, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Ingwerson v. Tinney, tried before court March 22, 1856, is argued second time. Court finds for plaintiff, whom Lincoln & Herndon represent. Defendants default in two assumpsit cases, and juries of inquiry award damages of $147.41 and $188.05 to clients of Lincoln & Herndon. Record.

Saturday, March 28, 1857.+-

Lincoln, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon represent plaintiff in Lanham v. Lorence, chancery. Record.

Monday, March 28, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln acknowledges W. M. Morris's invitation to lecture at Galesburg. "I regret to say I can not do so now; I must stick to the courts awhile." Abraham Lincoln to William M. Morris, 28 March 1859, CW, 3:374.

He deposits $50 in his bank account. Of this, $30 represents payment on promissory note for $80 which he holds, made November 7, 1857 by Milton Davis of Vermilion County and due December 25, 1857. Lincoln Estate Inventory.

He writes $28.64 check to J. G. Hull, china and glassware merchant. DLC—Original.

Smith's store delivers, by dray, 32 pounds of "Java Coffee" to Lincoln's residence. Pratt, Personal Finances, 155.

Wednesday, March 28, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln writes Ward Hill Lamon about indictment which he (Lincoln) had drawn. "I think I had no authority but the Statute when I wrote the Indictment. In fact, I remember but little about it. . . . I am so busy with our case on trial here, that I can not examine authorities near as fully as you can there. If, after all, the indictment shall be quashed, it will prove that my forte is as a Statesman, rather than as a Prossecutor." He also writes note of recommendation for James W. Somers of Urbana. Abraham Lincoln to Ward H. Lamon, 28 March 1860, CW, 4:34-35; Recommendation for James W. Somers, 28 March 1860, CW, 4:35.

Thursday, March 28, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Cassius M. Clay calls at White House and declines appointment to Spain; decides to accept St. Petersburg post and receives thanks of President. Monaghan, Diplomat, 45-46.

Carl Schurz calls at White House and learns he is appointed minister to Spain. Carl Schurz, Intimate Letters of Carl Schurz, 1841-1869, trans and ed. by Joseph Schafer (Madison, WI: n.p., 1928), 252.

Lincoln sends 50 nominations to Senate. Baltimore Sun, 29 March 1861.

Senate committee notifies President of adjournment unless he has further communications. Senate Journal, 433.

President and Mrs. Lincoln hold first state dinner for cabinet and special guests including Gen. Scott. During evening Lincoln informs cabinet that Scott recommends evacuation of Fort Sumter, S.C., and Fort Pickens, Fla. Russell, Diary; Randall, Lincoln, 1:332; Erasmus D. Keyes, Fifty Years' Observation of Men and Events, Civil and Military (New York: Scribner, 1884), 377.

Friday, March 28, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President places frigate at disposal of Minister Simon Cameron for trip to Europe. Offer declined. N.Y. Tribune, 29 March 1862.

Nominates five brigadiers from among Indiana colonels. N.Y. Tribune, 29 March 1862.

Takes short trip down Potomac with Comdr. Dahlgren. Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, 29 March 1862, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sen. Browning (Ill.) visits with Lincoln short while in evening. Browning, Diary.

Lincoln endorses letter of Sen. Trumbull (Ill.): "I believe Dr. [John] Evans [of Illinois] has already been appointed Governor of Colorado. If not, let it be done at once, while, at all events, the within is a good voucher to place on file." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 28 March 1862, CW, 5:173-74.

[Private Secretary John G. Nicolay leaves Washington for Illinois. Assistant Secretary John Hay serves in his place. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 29 March 1862, 2d ed., 2:1.]

Saturday, March 28, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

"There will be no more Saturday afternoon receptions at the Executive Mansion during the remainder of the season." Washington Chronicle, 28 March 1863.

Monday, March 28, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President disturbed in morning by Francis Xavier, who reaches Lincoln's room and begins speech proving that Xavier was elected President in 1856. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 28 March 1864, 2d ed., 2:5; Washington Chronicle, 29 March 1864.

Consults with Gov. Bramlette (Ky.) on troop quotas and drafting of Negroes. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 28 March 1864, CW, 7:272.

Receives note from Peter McConnell of Kansas, who wishes to present Rocky Mountain pony to Tad. McConnell to Lincoln, 28 March 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, March 28, 1865.+-

Steamboat River Queen.

Generals Grant and Sherman and Rear Admiral Porter ride out to River Queen in tugboat and have general conversation with President about military situation and strategy. Generals Meade, Ord, and Sheridan also present. William T. Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman, by Himself, 2 vols. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1957), 2:325-27; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 29 March 1865, 2d ed., 2:4; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 29 March 1865, 2d ed., 2:4.

Writes Secretary of War Stanton: "After your explanation, I think it is little or no difference whether the Fort-Sumpter ceremony takes place on the 13th. or 14th. Gen. Sherman tells me he is well acquainted with James Yeatman, & that he thinks him almost the best man in the country for any thing he will undertake." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 28 March 1865, CW, 8:376.

President Lincoln writes to Great Britain's Queen Victoria and acknowledges that foreign minister Lord Lyons resigned due to the "state of his health." Lincoln writes, "[Lyons] has, I do not doubt . . . assured your Majesty, of the invariable friendship of the United States, and of their cordial good wishes for the prosperity and happiness of your Majesty's Realm. I derive much satisfaction from the assurance contained in your letter, of the interest your Majesty takes in all that concerns the welfare and prosperity of the United States." Abraham Lincoln to Queen Victoria, 28 March 1865, CW, 10:284-85.