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Tuesday, May 29, 1832.+-

Fort Johnson at Ottawa, IL.

Lt. Robert Anderson musters Lincoln and 71 others into company of mounted volunteers under Capt. Elijah Iles. Company contains former generals, colonels, and captains. Lincoln furnishes his own arms and horse. Arms are valued at $10 and horse and equipment at $120.IHi—BHWC, Muster Roll, Atkinson Order Book; IHi—Journal, X, 422-28 (Anderson to E. B. Washburne, 10 May 1870).

[Lt. Robert Anderson, Third Regiment, U.S. Artillery, was appointed assistant inspector general of troops in field on May 9, 1832. Lt. Anderson's order of appointment was signed by Lt. Albert Sidney Johnston. Col. Jacob Fry, in command of re-enlisted volunteers, is ordered by Gen. Atkinson to put Ft. Johnson, on south side of Illinois River opposite mouth of Fox River, into best condition possible to protect inhabitants.IHi—Journal, X, 422-28 (Anderson to E. B. Washburne, 10 May 1870); Atkinson Letter Book.]

Friday, May 29, 1835.+-

New Salem, IL.

"Taken up by James Eastep on his farm on Crain Creek, one chestnut sorrel horse seven or eight years old, a star on his forehead with no brands perceivable and appraised to $35.00 by A. Lincoln and James F. Halsey. Bowling Green, J.P."Photocopy.

Wednesday, May 29, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files narrative and complaint for seizure of horse in case of Manly F. Cannon v. Matthew P. Kenney, in Sangamon Circuit Court.DLC—Photocopy.

Saturday, May 29, 1841.+-

Charleston, IL.

Ewing v. Goodman, trespass, assault, and battery, is called; attorneys agree to continuance and plaintiff is ruled to give security. Lincoln appears for defendant. He acts for plaintiff in Aertson v. Ashmore & Ashmore.Record.

Monday, May 29, 1843.+-

Taylorville, IL.

Lincoln pays $2 for "Sattin Stock" (neckwear).Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Wednesday, May 29, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

Lincoln writes two affidavits of testimony in Backinstos v. Samuels. He acts for defendant in "Jackass Suit," replevin concerning mule.Photocopy.

Thursday, May 29, 1845.+-

Petersburg, IL.

[Macon Circuit Court meets today and tomorrow at Decatur.]

Friday, May 29, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

At the outset of the Mexican War, Lincoln writes to fellow attorney and Whig John J. Hardin, of Jacksonville, Illinois, on behalf of Springfield physician Francis A. McNeill, who "is desirous of going the campaign to Mexico, as a surgeon." Lincoln writes, "[McNeill] thinks that you . . . may have the power to give him the place." Lincoln adds, "If . . . you can . . . give him the appointment, it would very much gratify many of us here, and dissatisfy none. We regard him as a very sensible, and very clever man; and an excellent physician & surgeon."Abraham Lincoln to John J. Hardin, 29 May 1846, CW, 1:381.

Monday, May 29, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Tuck of New Hampshire asks House to consent to introduction of resolution directing committees to which petitions for abolition of slave trade have been referred to report bill. Antislavery men vote for suspension of rules, but Southern representatives, with Northern Whigs, Lincoln among them, defeat motion to suspend.Globe.

Tuesday, May 29, 1849.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln visits his father and stepmother. Thomas Lincoln's health is failing. Charles H. Coleman, Abraham Lincoln and Coles County, Illinois (New Brunswick, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1955), 128.

Mrs. Lincoln buys and charges 7 pounds sugar at Bunn's Grocery (50¢). Bunn Journal.

Thursday, May 29, 1851.+-

Decatur, IL.

In King et al. v. Lee et al., Lincoln writes and files affidavit that he published notice of case on four consecutive days in "Illinois State Register." He writes replication in Andrews v. House. Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, May 29, 1854.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln and Lamon defend John Armstrong, Reuben Bloomfield, and others charged with riot. State's attorney dismisses charges against all except these two, whereupon jury finds them guilty. Court fines them each $5 and costs. Record.

Lincoln writes and files notice and pleas (signed Allen, Lincoln & Lamon) in McFarland v. Layton, debt. Files.

Tuesday, May 29, 1855.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln and Lamon obtain verdict for $137.89 for plaintiff in Jones & Smith v. Madden & Rhode tried by court. In two other suits defendants default, and Lincoln and Lamon obtain judgments. Their other cases are settled by agreement, or dismissed, or continued. Record.

He writes, signs "Davis, Lincoln & Lamon p.d.," and files pleas and notice in Leonard v. Taylor. Photocopy.

Thursday, May 29, 1856.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Convention convenes at 10 A.M. Lincoln attends as delegate from Sangamon County. He serves on nominating committee and is nominated as presidential elector. Climax of meeting comes when business is finished and he addresses delegates. "When he concluded, the audience sprang to their feet, and cheer after cheer told how deeply their hearts had been touched." Illinois State Journal, 3 June 1856, 4 June 1856; Speech at Bloomington, Illinois, 29 May 1856, CW, 2:341.

Wednesday, May 29, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

During morning Postmaster Gen. Blair talks to President about Gen. Butler's "fugitive slave law." Butler, Correspondence, 1:116.

President accepts two additional Illinois regiments, Chicago Zouaves and Hecker Jager German Regiment. N.Y. Times, 30 May 1861.

In afternoon Secretary of State Seward and Lincoln visit several encampments on Virginia side of Potomac. President reviews 14th New York Regiment. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 30 May 1861, 2:1.

In evening 7th New York Regiment serenades President, who expresses appreciation. Baltimore Sun, 31 May 1861; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 30 May 1861, 2:1; Abraham Lincoln to Seventh Regiment of New York, 30 May 1861, CW, 4:390.

[William H. Carryl and brother, "Importers and Dealers in Curtain Materials and Trimmings of Every Description," Philadelphia, submits bill for $7,500 for purchases made by Mrs. Lincoln to refurnish Executive Mansion. DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 140-775 (see 15 June 1861, 17 June 1861).]

Thursday, May 29, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln communicates with Gens. Fremont, Banks, McClellan, McDowell, and Marcy on military matters. Abraham Lincoln to John C. Fremont, 29 May 1862, CW, 5:247; Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel P. Banks, 29 May 1862, CW, 5:247; Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 29 May 1862, CW, 5:248; Abraham Lincoln to Irvin McDowell, 29 May 1862, CW, 5:248; Abraham Lincoln to Randolph B. Marcy, 29 May 1862, CW, 5:248; Abraham Lincoln to Randolph B. Marcy, 29 May 1862, CW, 5:249.

Telegraphs McClellan: "I think we shall be able, within three days, to tell you certainly, whether any considerable force of the enemy, Jackson, or any one else is moving onto Harper's Ferry, or vicinity. Take this expected development into your calculations." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 29 May 1862, CW, 5:248.

Informs McDowell: "Gen. Fremont's force should, and probably will, be at or near Strasburg by twelve (noon) to-morrow. Try to have your force, or the advance of it, at Front-Royal as soon." Abraham Lincoln to Irvin McDowell, 29 May 1862, CW, 5:248.

In evening Sen. Browning escorts Judge Williams to meeting with Lincoln and later accompanies President to War Dept. Browning, Diary.

Friday, May 29, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Gen. Burnside expresses to President willingness to be relieved of command following arrest of former Cong. Vallandigham (Ohio) if interest of public service requires it. President supports Burnside. Abraham Lincoln to Ambrose E. Burnside, 29 May 1863, CW, 6:237.

Lincoln and Sec. Stanton visit Navy Yard to observe firing of Ferris gun. Bruce, Tools of War, 239-40.