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Tuesday, June 3, 1834.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln signs receipt for clerk of County Commissioners Court: "Recd of C. R. Matheny Clerk $10.00 deposited by me at the last term [Mar. 3] of com. court on application for a road."IHi—Original.

[Lincoln is appointed by County Commissioners' Court "to survey the road from Athens to Sangamo Town in place of Charles Winn and that the viewers have to next court to make their report."Record D, 91.]

Saturday, June 3, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln records in firm's free book, "Deposition to be taken on 3rd June" in Dingman v. Dearing. Stuart & Lincoln represent the appellant, Jemima Dingman, administrator of Abraham Dingman's estate, Walker & Hewett and Baker & Logan represent the appellee.Fee Book.

Monday, June 3, 1839.+-

Decatur, IL.

Macon Circuit Court convenes for three-day term. Judge Samuel H. Treat, appointed on May 27, 1839 by Gov. Carlin to succeed Judge Logan, presides. Stuart and Lincoln attend. Lincoln writes agreement in John Sawyer v. David Cordell & Renshaw, is appointed guardian of Amanda Gray in Gorin v. Gray & Gray, and guardian of infant heirs of Henry Butler in petition to sell real estate. Latter two are chancery cases. In Fellows and Fellows v. Snyder et al., Lincoln writes declaration, bonds, and praecipes for both sides, and case is dismissed by agreement.Record.

Wednesday, June 3, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Convention organizes at Pavilion at 8 A.M. At 10 grand procession begins. First come soldiers of Revolution, War of 1812, then delegations from Missouri, Indiana, and Iowa, followed by delegations from 59 counties. Cook County takes lead with band and miniature brig 30 feet long.IHi—Trans., 1914, 160.

Thursday, June 3, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln endorses application of deputy surveyor of Sangamon County for position under Dr. Silas Reed, surveyor general of Illinois and Missouri. On bottom of letter of recommendation from John T. Stuart, he writes: "I most cheerfully endorse the foregoing recommendations of Col. Neale."Letter Written to Silas Reed for John M. Neale, 3 June 1841, CW, 1:252-53; Endorsement: John T. Stuart to Silas Reed, 3 June 1841, CW, 1:253.

Friday, June 3, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, deposits $120 cash into Lincoln's account at a Springfield store/bank.Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 3 June 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 282, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Monday, June 3, 1844.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Menard Circuit Court opens three-day term. Defendant defaults inTibbs v. Miller; court orders him to pay $114.65 debt and damages. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff and Harris for defendant.Record.

Court adjourns and Calhoun and Baker debate. Lincoln speaks on tariff in evening at Menard County Whig convention.Sangamo Journal, 13 June 1844.

Tuesday, June 3, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Court which opened yesterday D. J. Baker, attorney for defendant in Napier v. Wooldridge, withdraws plea. Suit is to recover on judgment of $563.05 debt and $118.39 damages secured in circuit court of St. Louis County, Missouri. Logan & Lincoln are attorneys for plaintiff.Record.

Thursday, June 3, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Macon County Circuit Court convenes at Decatur.]

Saturday, June 3, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes to go into Committee of Whole, where House takes up naval appropriations bill. It is soon diverted, however, to debate on slavery in territories.Journal.

Sunday, June 3, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Dr. J. B. Herrick: "It is now certain that either Mr. Butterfield or I will be Commissioner of the General Land-Office. If you are willing to give me the preference, please write me to that effect, at Washington, whither I am going. There is not a moment of time to be lost." Mrs. Lincoln writes and signs Lincoln's name to similar letters. While she copies form letter, Lincoln tells Thomas Ewing that he cannot recommend for Land Office receiver at Vandalia, which is not in his district. He also writes to Congressman R. C. Schenck of Ohio, briefing form letter message. Abraham Lincoln to Josiah B. Herrick, 3 June 1849, CW, 2:52; Abraham Lincoln to James M. McLean, 3 June 1849, CW, 2:52; Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Ewing, 3 June 1849, CW, 2:52; Abraham Lincoln to Robert C. Schenck, 3 June 1849, CW, 2:53.

Monday, June 3, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

On Lincoln's motion, U.S. Circuit Court adjourns until tomorrow in memory of Judge Nathaniel Pope, who died January 22, 1850. At night bar meets to honor judge's memory. Lincoln, appointed member of committee to frame appropriate resolutions, writes committee's report. Register, 4 June 1850; Resolutions on the Death of Nathaniel Pope, 3 June 1850, CW, 2:78-79.

Tuesday, June 3, 1851.+-

Taylorville, IL.

Lincoln's signature is written in blank space in court record for this date opposite case of Barret & Barret v. Eastham et al.. All defendants except two default and court orders land divided. Lincoln writes and files affidavit that he published notice of cross bill for Yates in this case in "Illinois Journal." He appears for defendant in Duncan v. Simpson, suit to collect $2,450 for timber cut on Duncan's land. Record; Photocopy.

Thursday, June 3, 1852.+-

Decatur, IL.

In the Macon County Circuit Court, the court continues the ejectment case of Warnick v. Eckel, in which Lincoln represents plaintiff William Warnick. Lincoln and Joel Seth Post represent plaintiff John A. Scott in the case of Scott v. Hull. Scott is suing James H. Hull whom Scott claims came onto his property and tore down and removed his fencing. Scott seeks $500 in damages. Hull's attorneys file a plea in court in which Hull refutes Scott's accusations. Order, 3 June 1852, Warnick v. Eckel, Circuit Court Record C, 101, Macon County Circuit Court, Macon County Courthouse, Decatur, IL; Declaration, filed 12 May 1852, Scott v. Hull, case file A1082; Plea, 3 June 1852, Scott v. Hull, case file A1082, both in Macon County Circuit Court, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield.

Friday, June 3, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln and Lamon win five cases by default. Two other cases are continued. He writes answer of guardian ad litem in Prickett v. Alexander et al., and decree of court. In two other cases, Scott v. Alexander et al. and Hayman & Hiestand v. Alexander et al., he writes guardian's answer and court decree. Record; Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Saturday, June 3, 1854.+-

Danville, IL to Urbana, IL.

Vermilion Circuit Court having adjourned, one of Lincoln's future biographers sees him for first time. Henry C. Whitney passes Lincoln, Davis, Swett, and D. B. Campbell on state road between Danville and Urbana. Traveling in two-seated spring wagon, they are in front of "Bailey," country tavern near county line, when he encounters them. Henry C. Whitney, Life on the Circuit with Lincoln (Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1892), 29.

Sunday, June 3, 1855.+-

Urbana, IL.

Lincoln, Judge David Davis, and attorney Henry C. Whitney check in at a hotel in Urbana. American House Hotel Register, 3 June 1855, Champaign County Historical Archives, Urbana Free Library, Urbana, IL.

Wednesday, June 3, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

In both cases called on the 1st defendants default, and Lincoln obtains judgments for his clients. In Eshrick, Black & Co. v. Tobias, Hittle & Co. amount is $867.26; in Wainwright, Huntington, & Floyd v. Curtis et al. two judgments, one for $1,104.25, other for $620.52, are entered. Two other cases are continued. Record.

Mrs. Lincoln buys yard goods and buttons. Pratt, Personal Finances, 149.

Friday, June 3, 1859.+-

Chicago, IL.

[On May 30, 1859 Jonathan Haines of Pekin wrote Lincoln letter not received until June 9, 1859. Abraham Lincoln to Jonathan Haines, 9 June 1859, CW, 3:384-85.

Lincoln would have received it by June 3, 1859 had he been in Springfield, where someone charges to Lincoln's account at Diller's Drug Store $2 for "bot. brandy." Day Book, Diller's Drug Store.]

Robert buys 11 pounds of sugar and silk cravat at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 157.

Monday, June 3, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

[Senator Stephen A. Douglas (Ill.) dies at 9:10 A.M. in Chicago at age 48. Death comes several weeks after attack of acute rheumatism followed by complicated illness. Chicago Tribune, 4 June 1861.]

President directs that government offices be closed on day of funeral and that Executive Mansion and departments be draped in mourning 30 days. Baltimore Sun, 6 June 1861.

President Lincoln writes to Commanding General of the U.S. Army Winfield Scott and relays some military intelligence. Lincoln writes, "I have accounts from different sources, tending to some expectation of an attack being made upon our forces across the Potomac to-morrow morning. I think it prudent to say this to you, although it is highly probable you are better informed than I am[.]" Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 3 June 1861, Williams College, Williamstown, MA.

G. H. Story continues sketching President. Rufus R. Wilson, Lincoln in Portraiture (New York: Press of the Pioneer, 1935), 167-69.

[From contingent fund for expenses of Executive Office, John G. Nicolay purchases "Map of the Seat of War." DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 142-060.]

Tuesday, June 3, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President promises Kentucky congressional delegation at White House that Herman Franks, indicted for treason, will be pardoned upon receipt of its written request. Abraham Lincoln to Edward Bates, 4 June 1862, CW, 5:258.

Cautions Gen. McClellan: "With these continuous rains, I am very anxious about the Chickahominy so close in your rear, and crossing your line of communication. Please look well to it." Abraham Lincoln to Geroge B. McClellan, 3 June 1862, CW, 5:257-58.

Telegraphs Gen. McDowell: "(6.15 P.M.) Anxious to know whether Shields can head or flank Jackson. Please tell about where Shields and Jackson respectively are, at the time this reaches you." Abraham Lincoln to Irvin McDowell, 3 June 1862, CW, 5:258.

Wednesday, June 3, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

A. W. Thompson submits to President plan for organizing immigrants and Negroes into military units and employing them eight hours a day building railroads. Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 3 June 1863, CW, 6:246.

Friday, June 3, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln replies to a group of New York "loyal citizens," who invited him to attend a June 4 "mass meeting" to honor General Ulysses S. Grant. Lincoln writes, "It is impossible for me to attend. . . . My previous high estimate of Gen. Grant has been maintained and heightened by what has occurred in the remarkable campaign he is now conducting . . . I trust that at your meeting, you will so shape your good words that they may turn to men and guns moving to his and their support." Abraham Lincoln to Frederick A. Conkling and Others, 3 June 1864, CW, 7:374.

Interviews at White House groups of delegates en route to National Union Convention in Baltimore. Welles, Diary.

Approves act providing national currency, secured by pledge of U.S. bonds, and providing for circulation and redemption thereof. Stat. L., XIII, 99.

[Irwin draws $3.53 draft on Springfield Marine Bank, for taxes on Council Bluffs, Iowa, land. Pratt, Personal Finances, 177.]