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Thursday, January 29, 1835.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln is appointed to select committee with Dawson of Sangamon, Harreld of Jackson, Murphy of Perry, and Harris of Macoupin to take up militia bill. He votes yea to pass bank debtor relief bill, which fails.House Journal.

He introduces bill for road from Springfield to Miller's Ferry on "Sangamo river."Bill Introduced in Illinois Legislature Relative to a State Road Therein Named, [29 January 1835], CW, 1:35-36.

Monday, January 29, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files with the Sangamon County Circuit Court, a declaration and praecipe in Ellis & Vaughn v. Ransdell. He asks for $200 in damages in the trespass on the case on promises action. Lincoln also writes, signs, and files a petition in Cromwell & McNaghton v. Taylor. Lincoln writes two promissory notes signed by Jonas and Dewey Whitney [see Stafford v. Whitney and Whitney].Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, January 29, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

House adopts resolution authorizing joint committee to investigate whether state bank is engaging in lead trade at Galena, or trading in salt pork at Alton or elsewhere, and what amounts are owed bank by its directors. Lincoln votes nay, but resolution is adopted 68 to 13.House Journal.

Lincoln writes and sends to Springfield return on summons in Rhoda Hart v. Jefferson Hart et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes, for E. D. Baker, letter to William Butler, who has complained about Sangamon County division, and writes one of his own to Butler, denying that Sangamon delegation has been "bought up."Letter Written for Edward D. Baker to William Butler, 26 January 1839, CW, 1:138-39; Abraham Lincoln to William Butler, 26 January 1839, CW, 1:139-40.

Wednesday, January 29, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln votes against various clauses in report of joint judiciary committee appointed to examine contracts for sale of state bonds. House concurs with Senate on removal of Chicago branch of state bank to Lockport. Lincoln votes yea. House Journal.

Stuart & Lincoln buy $6 worth of merchandise from a Springfield merchant.Account (copy), 29 January 1840, Irwin & Corneau, 185, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Friday, January 29, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln presents petition of Sangamon citizens to authorize Richard C. Norred to erect milldam across Sangamon River. On his motion it is referred to select committee of which he is appointed chairman and Francis of Sangamon and White of Logan members. On two roll calls he opposes bill reorganizing judiciary.House Journal.

Thursday, January 29, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Simpson v. Raulett (SC), appeal from Putnam County, is argued by Lincoln for appellant and Powell for appellee and case is submitted. Murphy v. Summerville (SC) is argued by Lincoln for plaintiff and Logan for defendant.Record.

Friday, January 29, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Supreme Court reverses decision of Stephenson County Circuit Court in Wilcoxon v. Roby, remanding case to lower court. Record; 8 Ill. 475.

In Cowls v. Cowls Lincoln for appellant argues motion entered yesterday. Bledsoe, attorney for appellee, resists. Record.

Saturday, January 29, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln answers roll call.Journal.

House receives committee reports and considers petitions and private bills.Globe.

Lincoln writes to a treasury department official, John M. McCalla, regarding a deceased soldier, Andrew Hodge, who "died somewhere on the Rio Grande in the fall of 1846." Lincoln explains, "His father, W. H. Hodge, wishes to draw the arrearage of his pay, and also to get his land warrant." Hodge's father "sent the papers to [McCalla's] office last summer, and received a note . . . acknowledging the receipt of them, since when, he has heard nothing . . . Will you please inform me what, if any thing, I can do to advance the matter?"Abraham Lincoln to John M. McCalla, 29 January 1848, CW, 1:446.

Monday, January 29, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln presents memorial of Illinois citizens praying grant of public land to aid railroad from upper and lower Mississippi to Chicago. Journal.

He votes to resolve House into Committee of Whole to consider bill reducing postal rates and correcting franking abuses. Motion is carried. Globe.

Tuesday, January 29, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln replies to Browning's letter: "As you anticipate, I had already recommended Judge Logan . . .; and more, I had already said all I could consistently with this, in favor of Judge Lockwood. I certainly esteem Mr. Bushnell as being every way worthy of such an office. In moral character, and legal attainments, he is entirely sound and sufficient. If you think this letter can be used to any advantage, you are at liberty to so use it." Abraham Lincoln to Orville H. Browning, 29 January 1850, CW, 2:72.

Wednesday, January 29, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Illinois Central bill is made special order of every day at 2 P.M. until finished. Senate Journal.

Thursday, January 29, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Committee appointed to invite Kossuth to Springfield is called to meet at 4 o'clock at office of secretary of state. Illinois Journal, 30 January 1852.

Saturday, January 29, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln for plaintiff and Logan and Edwards for defendant try Alton & Sangamon RR v. Carpenter before Supreme Court. Issue is whether benefit to adjoining land from construction of railroad should be deducted in determining value of right of way. On February 2, 1853, court decides in affirmative, reversing Sangamon Circuit Court. Record; 14 Ill. 190-93.

Lincoln buys boys' cap and "1? yds. Jaconet" at John Williams' store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 146.

Tuesday, January 29, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files praecipe and enters himself as security for costs in Aspinall v. Lewis, Johnson & Co. in Sangamon Circuit Court. Photocopy; Abraham Lincoln to Elihu N. Powell, 15 February 1856, CW, 2:331-32.

He also writes bill of complaint. Photocopy.

Thursday, January 29, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys gelatine at his drug store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 151.

Saturday, January 29, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Trumbull. After complimenting him on speech he makes request. "When you can find leisure, write me your present impressions of Douglas' movements. Our friends here from different parts of the State, in and out of the Legislature, are united, resolute, and determined; and I think it is almost certain that we shall be far better organized for 1860 than ever before." Another speech has arrived, delivered by Israel Washburn, Maine congressman, sent by his brother, Elihu Washburne, Illinois congressman. Lincoln writes to sender, praising speech. Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 29 January 1859, CW, 3:351; Abraham Lincoln to Elihu B. Washburne, 29 January 1859, CW, 3:351-52.

Tuesday, January 29, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

Editorial that seems to be authoritative appears in Springfield "Illinois State Journal": "Mr. Lincoln is not committed to the Border State Compromise, nor to any other. He stands immovably on the Chicago Platform, and he will neither acquiesce in, nor counsel his friends to acquiesce in, any compromise that surrenders one iota of it." Despite Lincoln's desire for privacy there is "a perfect inundation of Chicago politicians." N.Y. Tribune, 30 January 1861.

Lincoln withdraws $25.40 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 175.

Wednesday, January 29, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln meets with Ellen Sherman, the wife of General William T. Sherman, and with her father Thomas Ewing, a former United States Senator from Ohio. Some in the press speculate that General Sherman is insane. Ellen Sherman acknowledges to Lincoln that her husband is "in low spirits and in poor health," but she writes to General Sherman that she asked the President "if he thought you insane when in command at Fort Corcoran. I told him you were no more so now. That I had known you since you were ten years old and you were the Same now that you had always been." Ellen Sherman believes that some of her husband's superiors, including Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas and former Secretary of War Simon Cameron, have not been supportive of Sherman. She writes him, "I told him you had enemies among your fellow Generals & that the newspaper correspondants were mere tools. . . . I told him that Adj. Genl. Thomas and Mr Cameron were inimical to you & that they had placed you in a false light to him." Ellen Sherman states that she wanted to meet with Lincoln "to say a word against those who had conspired against you &c & in vindication of your name." She notes that Lincoln "seemed very anxious that we should believe that he felt kindly towards you." She adds, "The President is very friendly to you." Ellen Ewing Sherman to William T. Sherman, 29 January 1862, William T. Sherman Family Papers, University of Notre Dame Archives, Notre Dame, IN.

Thursday, January 29, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Joshua F. Speed tells Lincoln that he does not want agency at Goose Creek Salt Works near Manchester, Ky. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 29 January 1863, CW, 6:83.

Lincoln writes Thurlow Weed: "Your valedictory to the patrons of the Albany Evening Journal brings me a good deal of uneasiness. What does it mean?" [Weed could not accept abolition fanaticism dividing the North.] Abraham Lincoln to Thurlow Weed, 29 January 1863, CW, 6:83-84.

Friday, January 29, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President transmits to Senate correspondence with Great Britain relative to pursuit of hostile bands of Sioux Indians. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 29 January 1864, CW, 7:160.

Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

[Irwin deposits in Springfield Marine Bank $667.05, principal and interest on Jacob Ruckel note. Pratt, Personal Finances, 165.]

President inquires of Gen. Sickles: "Could you, without it's being inconvenient, or disagreeable to yourself, immediately take a trip to Arkansas for me?" Abraham Lincoln to Daniel E. Sickles, 29 January 1864, CW, 7:160.

Sunday, January 29, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President attends third anniversary meeting of U.S. Sanitary Commission, held in House of Representatives at night. Requests Philip Phillips, soloist, to sing "Your Mission" second time. Abraham Lincoln to George H. Stuart, [29 January 1865], CW, 8:245-46.