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Monday, March 29, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has seven cases in Circuit Court. In May v. VanBergen he obtains leave to amend declaration. Three jury trials are won by Logan & Lincoln in Hay v. Hickox, Hill v. Rague, and Ransdell v. Mills. In Woods, Stacker & Co. v. Taylor, tried by court, they get judgment for $272.01 and costs. In two chancery cases, Lincoln gets order to partition land in one case, and day of sale appointed in other.Record.

He writes court order in Hay v. Bryan, and writes affidavit of Sarah Brown, guardian, explaining why she failed to sell property as ordered by court.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, March 29, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln participate in fifteen cases in the Sangamon County Circuit Court. In Whitmore v. Clark, they obtain a judgment of $630.84 for their client, Hamlin Whitmore. In Ray v. Polk & Kendall, Logan & Lincoln represent Thomas Ray, and in Pickrell v. McNeil, they represent Abel Pickrell. The court dismisses the cases and orders the defendant in each case to pay the court costs. The court sets a hearing for Monday in the slander case of Thurman v. Taylor; Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff Charles Thurman. The defendants file pleas in Allen v. Ash and Campbell; Logan & Lincoln represent Robert Allen. Logan & Lincoln represent Thomas W. Sparks in Sparks v. Bird & Bird, an ejectment suit, and the court orders the defendants to plea within twenty days. The court sets a hearing for a later date in the case of Jones v. Maxey. Logan & Lincoln's client Strother G. Jones seeks the return of horses, harnesses, and a wagon. Judgment, 29 March 1842, Whitmore v. Clark, Record G, 300; Judgment, 29 March 1842, Ray v. Polk & Kendall, Record G, 301; Order, 29 March 1842, Pickrell v. McNeil, Record G, 301; Order, 29 March 1842, Thurman v. Taylor, Record G, 297; Order, 29 March 1842, Allen v. Ash and Campbell, Record G, 294; Order, 29 March 1842, Sparks v. Bird & Bird, Record G, 297; Order, 29 March 1842, Jones v. Maxey, Record G, 295, all in Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield.

Wednesday, March 29, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Jackson v. Applegate, chancery case, is continued. Plaintiff files his replication in Urquhart v. Gray, assumpsit suit. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff and defendant, respectively.Record.

Friday, March 29, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Three cases of Logan & Lincoln are continued and two dismissed. They file complainants' replication in Campbell and Dabney v. Spear and Spear. Commissioners' report in Carpenter v. Trotter et al. is approved. They represent complainant.Record.

Lincoln writes answer of John T. Stuart, guardian, in petition of Edmund Taylor to sell real estate of Washington Ray. He writes petition filed in Edmund Taylor v. Elizabeth Ray, signing "Logan & Lincoln for Petitioner."Photocopy.

Saturday, March 29, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

On motion of Brayman, attorney for defendant, appeal to Supreme Court is allowed in Clements v. Cloyd. Logan & Lincoln also represent plaintiff in Harlan v. Renshaw and Ferrel, attachment suit. They get judgment by default for $114.40. Judge Treat orders sheriff to sell 80-acre tract of land to pay judgment.Record.

Wednesday, March 29, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln interviews J. A. McClernand, representative from Illinois, about petition concerning school lands he has received from R. S. Thomas. McClernand explains attitude of Committee on Public Lands, of which he is member. Lincoln speaks briefly on bill granting military bounty lands.Globe; Remarks in United States House of Representatives Concerning Military Bounty Lands, 29 March 1848, CW, 1:460-61.

Thursday, March 29, 1849.+-

Carrollton, IL.

En route to Springfield, upon completing a term in Congress, Lincoln writes from Carrollton to Secretary of the Navy William B. Preston on behalf of two friends. Lincoln recommends John Dickey, with whom he and Preston had served in the House. Lincoln explains, "While at Pittsburg on my way home, Col. Dickey...overtook me. I knew he desired some appointment; and I volunteered to ask him how I could serve him." Lincoln emphasizes Dickey's "excellent business capacity, and habits." Lincoln adds, "I hope he may succeed in what he desires." Lincoln also asks Preston's assistance regarding Dr. Anson G. Henry, of Springfield. Henry wishes to be appointed Register of the Land Office at Minnesota. Lincoln explains that he has already mentioned Henry's name to Secretary of the Interior Thomas Ewing, who is responsible for making the land office appointments. In fact, Lincoln "urged the appointment upon [Ewing] so pressingly, that I believe he will gratify me when he comes to fill the office, ifhedoesnotfor-getmyanxietyaboutit. Lincoln asks "if you will, at some convenient moment, tell [Ewing] to remember Lincoln's man for Register." Abraham Lincoln to William B. Preston, 29 March 1849, Record Group 48: Records of the Department of the Interior, 1826-1985, Entry 15: Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 1833-1964, Divisional Records, 1843-1943, Records of the Appointments Division, 1817-1922, Field Office Appointment Papers, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD.

Friday, March 29, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon file answer of Brayman, one of defendants in Glynn v. Murray et al.Coon v. Lloyd et al. and Penny v. McHenry et al. are continued. Record.

Lincoln writes two more affidavits, and has them sworn, in latter case. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, March 29, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files in Sangamon Circuit Court affidavit in Penny v. McHenry. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, March 29, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Court dissolves injunction in Connelly & Way v. Van de Velde et al., as moved by defendant on 27th. Defendant's motion for new trial in Johnson v. McMullen is allowed. In Lamb v. Shipman, chancery, court dismisses complaint's bill at his costs. Lincoln & Herndon are attorneys for defendant. Record.

Tuesday, March 29, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon win two chancery cases by default. One is foreclosure suit, other petition to sell real estate to pay estate debts. In Shoup & Shoup v. Shoup et al., complainants, whom they represent, are awarded lands for which deed has been lost. They file reasons for quashing writ of certiorari in Glynn v. Glynn. Record.

Wednesday, March 29, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

On last day of Sangamon Circuit Court, Lincoln & Herndon have one case—Moore v. Moore—in which, as attorneys for defendant, they file demurrer. Record.

Thursday, March 29, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Two of Lincoln & Herndon's six cases come to trial. In appeal from judgment of justice of peace, court finds for their client and awards damages of $79.95. In Alsop v. North American Insurance Co., jury brings in verdict of $2,000 in favor of plaintiff. Lincoln & Herndon are attorneys for defendant. Record.

In Mary Welles et al. v. Julia Welles et al. Lincoln writes two commissioner's reports, answer of N. W. Broadwell, guardian of Julia Welles, and court decree. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, March 29, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

On last day of spring term, Logan and Stuart & Edwards, representing defendant in Ingwerson v. Tinney, enter motion for appeal to Supreme Court. Record.

Lincoln pays $8.50 cash on his carriage account. Obed Lewis Account Books.

Sunday, March 29, 1857.+-

En route to Peoria, IL.

Tuesday, March 29, 1859.+-

Lincoln, IL.

Lincoln files separate answer of J. T. McCoy in Campbell v. McCoy & Blatchford in Logan Circuit Court. Files.

He writes and files affidavit and motion for new trial for defendant in Howser v. Palmer, "mule replevin case." Photocopy.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys sewing materials at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 155.]

Thursday, March 29, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL.

In his free time Lincoln is giving sittings to Leonard W. Volk, sculptor related to Douglas by marriage who recently finished bust of Douglas. Chicago Tribune.

Friday, March 29, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President and Sec. Seward interview Capt. Montgomery C. Meigs on possibility of relieving Fort Pickens, Fla. Frederick W. Seward, Seward at Washington, as Senator and Secretary of State, vols. 2-3 of Seward at Washington (New York: Derby & Miller, 1891), 2:538-39.

At early morning cabinet meeting President announces decision to reinforce Fort Sumter, S.C. and Fort Pickens. Bates, Diary; West, Welles, 101.

Following cabinet meeting President has interview with F. P. Blair, Sr., who is of opinion that evacuation of Fort Sumter would be treason. William E. Smith, The Francis Preston Blair Family in Politics, 2 vols. (New York: Macmillan, 1933), 2:9.

Writes secretaries of war and navy: "I desire that an expedition, to move by sea, be got ready to sail as early as the 6th of April next." Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles and Simon Cameron, 29 March 1861, CW, 4:301.

Discusses California appointments with Sen. Baker (Oreg.) and several California politicians. Baltimore Sun, 1 April 1861.

Interviews Edward Stabler of Maryland, Quaker and friend of F. P. Blair, Sr., relative to Maryland patronage. Stabler to Lincoln, 30 March 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, March 29, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President writes Sec. Stanton: "I really wish Jesse W. Fell, of Illinois, to be appointed a Paymaster in the Regular Army, at farthest, as early as the 1st. of July 1862. I wish nothing to interfere with this; and I have so written as much as two months ago, I think." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 29 March 1862, CW, 5:175.

Sunday, March 29, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President informs Gen. Banks, commanding Dept. of the Gulf, that Gen. Daniel Ullmann will undertake to raise Negro brigade in department and will need help. Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel P. Banks, 29 March 1863, CW, 6:154-55.

President in chief clerk's room at Navy Dept. conversing with Sec. Welles and Asst. Sec. Fox; "looks thin and badly—is very nervous and complains of everything." Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Writes Sec. Stanton : "I fear—in fact, believe—the despatch you mentioned is utter humbuggery. . . . Besides there are no six-iron-clads, nor 15000 men at Vicksburg to pass through the canal, even if the Mississippi river had risen fifteen feet in as many minutes." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 29 March 1863, CW, 6:155.

Tuesday, March 29, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles accompanies group or rear admirals, including Hiram Paulding (retd.) commanding Navy Yard at New York, C. H. Davis, Chief, Bureau of Navigation, S. H. Stringham (retd.), special duty, and Francis H. Gregory (retd.), superintending construction of gunboats, to White House and introduces them to President. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 29 March 1864, 2d ed., 2:1.

Lincoln, Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, and others agree that Capt. Kinney should be recommended to Gen. Grant. Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 29 March 1864, CW, 7:272.

President writes Gen. Meade that there is no need for court of inquiry regarding publication of accounts discrediting Meade's operations at Gettysburg. Abraham Lincoln to George G. Meade, 29 March 1864, CW, 7:273-74.

Transmits to Congress report of Charles B. Stuart, consulting engineer of New York, regarding improvements to pass gunboats from tidewater to northern and northwestern lakes. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 29 March 1864, CW, 7:274.

Wednesday, March 29, 1865.+-

City Point, VA.

President continues his stay at City Point, Va. William H. Crook, "Lincoln as I Knew Him. Compiled and written down by Margarita S. Gerry," Harper's Monthly Magazine 114 (December 1906):48.

Lincoln stays aboard the steamer, River Queen, while on a visit to General Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters. At 10:15 p.m., Lincoln hears "a furious cannonade, soon joined in by a heavy musketry-fire, opened near Petersburg and lasted about two hours." In a letter the next day to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln recounts, "It seemed to me a great battle, but the older hands here scarcely noticed it, and, sure enough, this morning it was found that very little had been done." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 30 March 1865, CW, 8:377-78.

Telegraphs Gen. Grant: "Your three despatches received. From what direction did the enemy come that attacked [Gen. Charles] Griffin? How do things look now?" Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 29 March 1865, CW, 8:376-77.

Inquires of Gen. Godfrey Weitzel: "What, if any thing, have you observed, on your front to-day?" Abraham Lincoln to Godfrey Weitzel, 29 March 1865, CW, 8:377; Official Records—Armies 1, XLVI, pt. 3, 271.