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Tuesday, October 29, 1839.+-

Decatur, IL.

Plaintiff in Adkin v. Meisenhelder, slander, changes mind and gives notice that case will be appealed. Samuel G. Nesbitt & James L. Nesbitt v. Nicholas Shultz, assumpsit with $500 damages claimed, is tried before jury, which retires.Record.

[In Springfield, Stuart receives $180 on judgment won August 6, 1839 for A. & G. Kerr & Co.ISLA—Files.]

Thursday, October 29, 1840.+-



[Logan Circuit Court is scheduled to open at Postville. Records, dockets and files of this court were destroyed by fire in 1857. Consequently little information is available on Lincoln's practice in Logan County prior to this date.]

Saturday, October 29, 1842.+-

Charleston, IL.

Linder and Walker, attorneys for defendant in Turney v. Craig, file plea. Jury is called and case argued by Ficklin and Lincoln for plaintiff, Benjamin D. Turney. Jury finds defendant guilty and assesses damages of $300 and costs.Record.

Thursday, October 29, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Macon Circuit Court convenes for three-day term at Decatur.]

Friday, October 29, 1847.+-

En route.

[O. H. Browning and family of Quincy, Illinois, made trip to Lexington, Kentucky, in 1850. They required a week to travel from St. Louis. Evidently Lincoln's trip required the same time.]

Wednesday, October 29, 1851.+-

Paris, IL.

In Sizemore v. Moke, conservator of Sizemore jury fails to agree and is discharged. Case is assumpsit suit. Lincoln's only other case is continued. Record.

Friday, October 29, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Leonard Swett, Whig presidential elector, speaks at courthouse. "He was fully posted up on the topics of the day, and secured the attention of the densely crowded room for more than three hours." Illinois Journal, 1 November 1852.

Lincoln is probably present.

Saturday, October 29, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln, signing "Davis, Lincoln & Lamon," joins issue for defendants in Lamm v. Bachop, assumpsit suit. Court finds for defendant. Defendant in Toney v. Sconce, trespass, consents that judgment for $5,000 damages be entered against her. Davis, Lincoln and Lamon for plaintiff remit all except $50. Lincoln writes court order. Record; Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Mrs. Lincoln buy $4.66 worth of yard goods. Pratt, Personal Finances, 146.]

Sunday, October 29, 1854.+-

Urbana, IL to Decatur, IL.

Lincoln must have spent entire day driving to Decatur, eastern terminus of Great Western Railroad, which he had to take to get to Naples next day.

Monday, October 29, 1855.+-

Danville, IL.

Eleven of Lincoln & Lamon's cases are called. One is settled when defendants, whom Lincoln represents, agree to pay $150 and costs. In another—McCollom v. Allen—defendant's attorneys, among them Lincoln, file petition to transfer case to U.S. Court at Springfield, and then withdraw petition. Other cases are dismissed, settled, or continued. Record.

Lincoln writes indictment in People v. Griffith, altering agreement, for Lamon as prosecuting attorney, who signs. Photocopy.

Wednesday, October 29, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Herndon makes principal speech at Freemont and Bissell meeting held at courthouse. "After Mr. H. concluded, he was followed by a brief speech from the Hon. A. Lincoln, who made a candid appeal to every opponent of the sham Democracy to cast his vote for Fremont and Dayton, Bissell and Wood, and the whole Anti-Nebraska ticket." Illinois State Journal, 30 October 1856.

Thursday, October 29, 1857.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln wins Spencer v. White when defendant withdraws plea and plaintiff is awarded $168.16 and costs. Record.

Friday, October 29, 1858.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Lincoln speaks to "large and enthusiastic assembly." Later, at flag station 20 miles west of Springfield, he and Henry Villard, reporter, take refuge from storm in box car. Lincoln tells Villard that as youth his highest political ambition was to be elected to legislature. Now his wife insists he will be senator and President too. "Just think of such a sucker as me as President!" Henry Villard, Memoirs of Henry Villard, 2 vols. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1904), 1:96; Menard Index, 4 November 1858; Speech at Petersburg, Illinois, 29 October 1858, CW, 3:333.

Saturday, October 29, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Mrs. Lincoln buys and charges silk and silk thread. Pratt, Personal Finances, 149.

Monday, October 29, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To editor of Louisville "Journal," George D. Prentice, Lincoln explains his reluctance to restate his position in order to calm southern apprehensions. He is already on record. Opponents are eager for anything on which to base "new misrepresentations," and he does not care to put weapons in their hands. Lincoln writes polite notes to Mrs. Eliza A. Hamilton of Keene, N.H., and Mrs. Stephen A. Hurlbut of Belvidere, Ill. Abraham Lincoln to George D. Prentice, 29 October 1860, CW, 4:134-35; Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Eliza A. Hamilton, 29 October 1860, CW, 4:134; Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Stephen A. Hurlbut, 29 October 1860, CW, 4:134.

Tuesday, October 29, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

At cabinet meeting President presents resolutions of Presbyterian Synod relating to slavery and war. Memorandum, 29 October 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President and Gen. McClellan discuss future of Army of Potomac. McClellan to Cameron, 30 October 1861, George B. McClellan Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, October 29, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President recognizes George H. Garlichs as consul of Kingdom of Netherlands at Cincinnati for Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 3 November 1862, 2d ed., 2:3.

Announces allotment of justices of Supreme Court to their respective circuits. Allotment of Supreme Court Judges to Circuits, 29 October 1862, CW, 5:480-81.

[Mrs. Lincoln, accompanied by Gen. Scott, visits Brooklyn Navy Yard, N.Y., and goes aboard U.S.S. "North Carolina." Philadelphia News, 30 October 1862.]

Lincoln telegraphs Gen. McClellan: "I am much pleased with the movement of the Army. When you get entirely across the river let me know. What do you know of the enemy?" Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 29 October 1862, CW, 5:481.

Thursday, October 29, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President replies to speech made by Matias Romero as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of Mexico. Reply to Matias Romero, 29 October 1863, CW, 6:548-49; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 30 October 1863, 2d ed., 2:1.

Contributes to efforts of former Cong. Etheridge (Tenn.) to retain job as clerk of House of Representatives. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Writes Sen. Grimes (Iowa) and Vice President Hamlin regarding act approved March 3, 1863, likely to affect credentials of Representatives from their States. Abraham Lincoln to James W. Grimes, 29 October 1863, CW, 6:546-47; Abraham Lincoln to Hannibal Hamlin, 29 October 1863, CW, 6:547-48.

Saturday, October 29, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

At 8 A.M. President receives Sojourner Truth, Negro woman, evangelist, and former slave. Lincoln signs her autograph album. Carpenter, Six Months, 203.

Hon. B. Payne [probably New York legislator] calls on President to deliver specially made cane from Laurel F. Brockway, Albany, N.Y. Brockway to Lincoln, 27 October 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln interviews Simon Cameron on aftermath of coming presidential election. Cameron to Lincoln, 1 November 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Irwin withdraws $4 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 178.]