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Saturday, September 28, 1833.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln writes letter for James Eastep to Edward Mitchell asking that July 26, 1833 deed be not recorded, as he has resold land to Jesse Baker.Letter Written for James Eastep to Edward Mitchell, 28 September 1833, CW, 1:19.

Friday, September 28, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs, for plaintiff, petition asking judgment in Hurst v. Ragsdale, Sangamon Circuit Court.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, September 28, 1839.+-

Tremont, IL.

Lincoln writes part of bill of exceptions in Cromwell & McNaghton v. David Bailey, slave girl case. Stuart writes rest of bill.Photocopy.

Wednesday, September 28, 1842.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Harkness et al. v. Davis is called. Defendant's demurrer is argued and sustained. Lincoln is given leave by court to file amended bill, and case continued.Record.

Thursday, September 28, 1843.+-

Clinton, IL.

DeWitt County Circuit Court convenes for two-day term. Lincoln v. Turner & Turner is continued. Lincoln appears for petitioner, Henrietta L. McDowall, in McDowall v. Humphries et al., and on his motion, Clifton H. Moore, Clinton attorney, is appointed guardian ad litem for infant defendants. On motion of Lincoln, complaint's lawyer, Peter v. Martin et al. is continued. For defendant with Clifton H. Moore of Clinton, Lincoln writes demurrer and agreement in Johnstone v. Weedman. Record.

Saturday, September 28, 1844.+-

Clinton, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln purchases fireplace shovel and tongs, $1.25.Irwin Ledger and Journal.]

Monday, September 28, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Livingston Circuit Court convenes for two-day term at Pontiac.]

Tuesday, September 28, 1847.+-


[Lincoln's account is credited $9 for year's interest on $150. John Irwin & Co., Ledger and Journals, 2:48, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL.]

Thursday, September 28, 1848.+-

Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls, NY.

Learning that steamer Globe will soon leave for Chicago, Lincoln books passage. He visits Niagara Falls, with family, who rejoined him probably in late July, and is so impressed by volume of water, roar, mist, and rainbows, that he begins scientific essay on the tremendous natural phenomenon, abandoning it after several pages.Fragment: Niagara Falls, [c. 25-30 September 1848], CW, 2:10-11.

Friday, September 28, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Illinois Journal reports (October 3, 1849): "We have understood that Hon. Abraham Lincoln has declined the office of Governor of Oregon."]

Tuesday, September 28, 1852.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln wins case for his old friend David Pantier, defendant in Flagg and Ewing v. Pantier, assumpsit for $250 damages. Court hears evidence and instructs jury on law, whereupon plaintiffs enter nonsuit. Record.

Lincoln writes and signs defendant's plea and agreement on evidence. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, September 28, 1853.+-

Metamora, IL.

Signing Gridley's name, Lincoln writes and files plaintiff's replication in Richardson v. Jennings & Jennings. Photocopy.

Thursday, September 28, 1854.+-

Metamora, IL.

In Pearl & Pearl v. Graham et al., case involving destruction of liquor, from Tazewell on change of venue, Lincoln appears for defendants and obtains change of venue back to Tazewell County. In Jackson v. Whorrall, clerk enters this record: "defendant in person attended by Abraham Lincoln his attorney appeared whereupon the defendant Moves for leave to amend pleas." As defense attorney in Pearl and Pearl v. Kelso et al., trespass, Lincoln petitions for change of venue to Tazewell County. Also changed to Tazewell is Ricketts v. Goings, debt case, Lincoln and W. P. Brown for complainant. Record; Files.

Sunday, September 28, 1856.+-

En route and Peoria, IL.

Lincoln reaches Peoria on his way to Lacon rally. Peoria Weekly Republican, 3 October 1856.

Monday, September 28, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes three more checks—one for $11 to John Hutchinson, another for $10 to Bailhache and Baker, publishers of Illinois State Journal, and a third to furniture dealer J. A. Hough for $8.50. Photocopy.

In complex financial transaction, Lincoln loans Jacob Ruckel $500 and takes mortgage, which he draws himself, on parts of four lots in Springfield to secure debt. With part of money, Ruckel pays $300 debt his deceased brother Daniel Ruckel owed Lincoln. Interest is 10 per cent per annum, and loan is to run one year (see November 27, 1858, November 18, 1860). Mortgage and Note Drawn for Jacob Ruckel, 28 September 1857, CW, 2:422-23; Receipt of Abraham Lincoln to Jacob Ruckel, 28 September 1857, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).

Tuesday, September 28, 1858.+-

Winchester, IL.

Large delegation goes from Jacksonville to Winchester. Lincoln is late, but overtakes escort. "His horses were white with sweat and he and his friends were black with dust." Lincoln speaks at meeting west of town, and barbecue follows. Illinois State Journal, 2 October 1858; ISLA—Statement of E. F. Lomelino, Ms.

Lincoln writes a few lines of poetry in Rosaline Haggard's album. Rosaline's father, Robert E. Haggard, operates a Winchester hotel. Lincoln writes, "To Rosa—You are young, and I am older; You are hopeful, I am not—Enjoy life, ere it grow colder—Pluck the roses ere they rot. Teach your beau to heed the lay—That sunshine soon is lost in shade—That now's as good as any day—To take thee, Rosa, ere she fade." Verses: To Rosa Haggard, 28 September 1858, CW, 3:203.

Wednesday, September 28, 1859.+-

Lincoln, IL and Chicago, IL.

Lincoln starts for Milwaukee, where he is to deliver annual oration at Wisconsin State Fair. In Chicago he registers at Tremont House. Illinois State Journal, 28 September 1859; Chicago Journal, 29 September 1859.

Friday, September 28, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

O. M. Hatch introduces another New York "Herald" correspondent to Lincoln. Reporter finds him in governor's office, "seated, engaged in conversation with strangers from different parts of the country. . . . He entered at once into conversation upon the general topics of the day." N.Y. Herald, 20 October 1860.

Lincoln thanks "Prof." Daniel P. Gardner for gift of soap. "Mrs. L. declares it is a superb article. She at the same time, protests that I have never given sufficient attention to the 'soap question' to be a competent judge." Abraham Lincoln to Daniel P. Gardner, 28 September 1860, CW, 4:122-23.

Saturday, September 28, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives Indiana delegation seeking military commission for Thomas A. Morris, former brigadier general of volunteers. Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 28 September 1861, CW, 4:539.

Interviews Charles Weston, former military storekeeper at Watertown Arsenal, Conn., who wants appointment as storekeeper. Abraham Lincoln to George M. Weston, 28 September 1861, CW, 4:540.

Sunday, September 28, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President continues summer residence at Soldiers' Home. Welles to wife, 28 September 1862, Gideon Welles Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Confides in Vice President Hamlin that effects of Emancipation Proclamation are "not very satisfactory." "The North responds to the proclamation sufficiently in breath; but breath alone kills no rebels." Charles E. Hamlin, Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin (Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1899), 440; Abraham Lincoln to Hannibal Hamlin, 28 September 1862, CW, 5:444.

Monday, September 28, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President calls conference with Secs. Seward and Welles regarding British vessel "Arago." Later reads two confidential dispatches relating to Chickamauga. Welles, Diary.

Alerts Gen. Rosecrans that two small corps are on their way under command of Gen. Hooker. Abraham Lincoln to William S. Rosecrans, 28 September 1863, CW, 6:486.

Receives invitation to opening of new Grover Threatre with privilege of setting date and play. Grover to Lincoln, 28 September 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lincoln and Tad arrive home in afternoon from New York. Washington Chronicle, 30 September 1863.

Wednesday, September 28, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President declines invitation to attend ratification meeting at New Albany, Indiana Abraham Lincoln to John R. Cannon, 28 September 1864, CW, 8:28.

"Expresses his great satisfaction" that New Hampshire's soldier voting bill becomes law. Nicolay to Chandler, 28 September 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Confers with Governor Andrew Curtin of Pennsylvania in "friendly spirit, to remove the coolness that has so long existed" between them. Meeting also includes Alexander K. McClure, editor of the Franklin Repository newspaper in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Kelley to Lincoln, enclosing clipping from Philadelphia "Press," 30 September 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 28 September 1864, 2d ed., 2:2.