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Wednesday, May 30, 1832.+-

Fort Johnson at Ottawa, IL.

Gen. Atkinson returns in evening after hurried trip to Illinois Rapids (Peru), to see Gov. Reynolds. He has decided not to take up pursuit of Black Hawk until new militia forces arrive June 15, 1832.Atkinson Letter Book.

Monday, May 30, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

[New Salem post office is discontinued. Abraham Lincoln, postmaster, receives $19.48 for his final three months of service, and $55.70 apparently for 12 months from April 1, 1834 to March 31, 1835. U.S. Department of State, Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States (Washington, DC: 1847-55), 1837, 1835, 1831.]

Tuesday, May 30, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to third auditor of U.S. enclosing papers concerning compensation due Archelaus Demmon for service in Black Hawk War. [Auditor allows $32.68 June 28, 1837.]Abraham Lincoln to the Third Auditor of the United States Treasury, 30 May 1837, CW, 1:79-80.

Thursday, May 30, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Nathan Dresser, clerk of Menard Circuit Court, enclosing papers to begin trespass suit for $200 damages for Levi Summers, administrator of Alfred Summers in Summers v. Sears.Abraham Lincoln to Nathan Dresser, 30 May 1839, CW, 1:150.

Saturday, May 30, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes assignment of errors in James & Leonard v. Hughill, appeal from Tazewell County. He files assignment and transcript of record with Supreme Court clerk.Photocopy.

Monday, May 30, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln publish a notice regarding the case of A. Harper & Company v. J. Varian & Company. The notice informs the defendants that they are to appear at the July term of the Sangamon County Circuit Court. Logan & Lincoln represent the plaintiffs who seek to recover $1,500 from the defendants. Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 3 June 1842, 3:2.

Thursday, May 30, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

Lincoln receives note for $150 from Clarissa Wren as fee in Wren v. Wren. He receipts on back of note for $20 received.ISLA—Ernest E. East to H. E. Pratt, 8 August 1939.

[Logan Circuit Court convenes.]

Saturday, May 30, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Large meeting of citizens is held in state house in afternoon following drill by Springfield Cadets and Berlin Independent Company. Assembly is addressed by Gov. Ford, Dr. E. H. Merryman, D. L. Gregg, T. Campbell, and Lincoln on necessity of prompt and united action to support Mexican War.Sangamo Journal, 4 June 1846.

Tuesday, May 30, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

House passes Post Office appropriations bill. Lincoln moves previous question on adoption of amendment, votes on several roll calls on amendments and for passage of bill. Debate on administration's Mexican policy follows.Journal; Globe.

Wednesday, May 30, 1849.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln is with his Coles County relatives, relating experiences as congressman. Charles H. Coleman, Abraham Lincoln and Coles County, Illinois (New Brunswick, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1955), 129-30.

Thursday, May 30, 1850.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

[Macon Circuit Court opens at Decatur.]

Friday, May 30, 1851.+-

Decatur, IL.

Hill v. Whitley comes to trial. Jury finds for Lincoln's client, awarding him five cents damages and costs. Lincoln and Benedict file defendants' answer in Froman v. Pearson & Walton. Warnick v. Eckel is again continued. Record.

Andrews v. House is continued. Lincoln writes and signs amended bill in King et al. v. Lee et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sunday, May 30, 1852.+-

Shelbyville, IL and En route to Sullivan, IL.

Lincoln, Judge David Davis, State's Attorney David B. Campbell, and attorneys Samuel W. Moulton and Anthony Thornton leave Shelbyville in the morning for Sullivan, Illinois, the next stop on the circuit court itinerary. Along the route, they stop four miles north of Shelbyville at the home of John Ward, where they have dinner before departing at three o'clock. The men arrive in Sullivan at around 6 o'clock in the evening. David Davis to Sarah Davis, 3 June 1852, folder B-9, Davis Family Papers, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Monday, May 30, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

In Maddox v. Courtney et al., assumpsit, court renders judgment for plaintiff for $118.05, amount of his note, principal and interest. Lincoln and Lamon represent defendant. Court affirms judgment of lower court in Furrow for use of Robinson & Chenowith v. Barkman, and awards plaintiff $43.89. Lincoln and Lamon are his attorneys. Record.

Tuesday, May 30, 1854.+-

Danville, IL.

With eight of his cases called, Lincoln has busy day. Three come before juries, but in two cases no agreement is reached. In third, verdict is in favor of Lincoln's client. Fourth case is settled by agreement, defendant, whom Lincoln and Lamon represent, consenting to judgment of $423.22. Of remainder, two are tried before court, and two are continued. Record.

[In Washington, President Pierce signs Kansas-Nebraska bill.]

Wednesday, May 30, 1855.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln and Lamon have 11 suits for damages against Great Western Railroad Company. All except one are settled by agreement, company paying damages ranging from $50 to $300. In contested case, Lincoln and Lamon obtain verdict for $560 for their client. Record.

He writes court order in two railroad cases. Photocopy.

Friday, May 30, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln reaches home and reads accumulated mail. Abraham Lincoln to Daniel D. Page and Henry D. Bacon, 31 May 1856, CW, 2:341-42.

Monday, May 30, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln becomes owner of German newspaper and draws contract with Theodore Canisius for its management. Recognizing that "Illinois Staats-Anzeiger" of Springfield is Lincoln's property, contract grants Canisius free use of paper for publication purposes on condition that paper supports Republican party. Contract with Theodore Canisius, [30?] May 1859, CW, 3:383.

Wednesday, May 30, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Problems of patronage are already before Lincoln. He writes Leonard Swett of Bloomington his intentions toward New York Republican factions headed by Weed and James Putnam. "It can not have failed to strike you that these men ask for just, the same thing—fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have." Abraham Lincoln to Leonard Swett, 30 May 1860, CW, 4:57.

Lincoln buys Tonic and "Hair Balsam" at his drug store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 153.

Thursday, May 30, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets to discuss procedures relative to Negro volunteers. N.Y. Times, 31 May 1861.

Maryland district attorney consults with President concerning John Merryman in prison at Fort McHenry, Md., without benefit of writ of habeas corpus. [On May 25, 1861, John Merryman of Maryland was arrested by military authorities in Pennsylvania, charged with treason, and sent to prison in Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md. Chief Justice Taney issued writ of habeas corpus to be heard before him on May 27, 1861 in Baltimore. Gen. George Cadwalader, in command at Fort McHenry, refused to execute writ. Taney issued writ for person of Cadwalader, who refused to accept service. Taney realized that neither writ could be executed by force, so he referred case to President Lincoln with admonition that laws of U.S. be respected and enforced. Taney contended that: 1. according to Constitution President had no right to suspend writ of habeas corpus; and 2. military can arrest only persons subject to rules and articles of war.] Case of ex parte Merryman, 17 Fed. Cas. No. 9487; N.Y. Times, 31 May 1861.

Lincoln asks Atty. Gen. Bates to present argument for suspension of writ of habeas corpus. Abraham Lincoln to Edward Bates, 30 May 1861, CW, 4:390.

At 3 P.M. reviews with General Winfield Scott four newly arrived New York regiments, including Garibaldi Guard, in front of White House. At night visits Navy Yard and boards steamer Monticello to see effects of shots from Sewall's Point. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 31 May 1861, 3:2, 4.

[Irwin withdraws $2.50 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]

Friday, May 30, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President transmits to Senate treaty with Republic of Salvador. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 30 May 1862, CW, 5:253.

Orders military commission to meet in July for trial of editors who have violated restrictions on publishing news. N.Y. Tribune, 30 May 1862.

Telegraphs Gen. Banks: "If the enemy, in force, is in or about Martinsburg, Charlestown, and Winchester, or any or all of them, he may come in collision with Fremont; in which case I am anxious that your force, with you, and at Harper's Ferry, should so operate as to assist Fremont, if possible." Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel P. Banks, 30 May 1862, CW, 5:249.

Sends three telegrams to Gen. Fremont: "(11½ A.M.) There can not be more than twenty, probably not more than fifteen thousand of the enemy, at or about Winchester. Where is your force? It ought this minute to be near Strasburg. Answer at once. . . . (2½ P.M.) Yours saying you will reach Strasburg, or vicinity, at five PM, saturday, has been received and sent to Gen. McDowell, & he directed to act in view of it. You must be up to time you promise if possible. . . . (9½ P.M.) I send you a despatch just received from Gen. Saxton at Harper's Ferry. It seems the game is before you. Have sent a copy to Gen. McDowell." Abraham Lincoln to John C. Fremont, 30 May 1862, CW, 5:250; Abraham Lincoln to John C. Fremont, 30 May 1862, CW, 5:250; Abraham Lincoln to John C. Fremont, 30 May 1862, CW, 5:250-51.

Sends four telegrams to Gen. McDowell: "(10 A.M.) I somewhat apprehend that Fremont's force, in it's present condition, may not be quite strong enough in case it comes in collision with the enemy. For this additional reason, I wish you to push forward your column as rapidly as possible. Tell me what number your force reaching Front Royal will amount to. . . . (12:40 [P.M.]) Your despatch of to-day received, and is satisfactory. Fremont has nominally twenty-two thousand, really about seventeen thousand. . . . I have a despatch from Fremont this morning, not telling me where he is, but he says 'Scouts and men from Winchester represent Jacksons force variously at thirty to sixty thousand. With him Gen. Ewell and [Gen. James] Longstreet [CSA].' The high figures erroneous of course. Do you not know where Longstreet is? . . . (2½ P.M.) Here-with I send a telegram just received from Gen. Fremont. . . . you will act your discretion, taking this information into your calculation. . . . (9½ P.M.) I send you a despatch just received from Gen. Saxton at Harper's Ferry—It seems the game is before you. Have sent a copy to Gen. Fremont." Abraham Lincoln to Irvin McDowell, 30 May 1862, CW, 5:251; Abraham Lincoln to Irvin McDowell, 30 May 1862, CW, 5:252; Abraham Lincoln to Irvin McDowell, 30 May 1862, CW, 5:252; Abraham Lincoln to Irvin McDowell, 30 May 1862, CW, 5:252.

Saturday, May 30, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

At 10 o'clock in the morning, U.S. Senator Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, introduces a "Committee from New-York" to President Lincoln. The Committee is "confident that a force of at least 10.000" black "citizens" would "volunteer for the Service" if they could have General John C. Fremont as their commanding officer. A newspaper reports, "The President declared that he would gladly receive into the service not ten thousand but ten times ten thousand colored troops; expressed his determination to protect all who enlisted, and said that he looked to them for essential service in finishing the war. He believed that the command of them afforded scope for the highest ambition, and he would with all his heart offer it to Gen. Fremont." Remarks to New York Committee, 30 May 1863, CW, 6:239; New York Daily Tribune, 1 June 1863, 4:6; New York City Citizens Committee to Abraham Lincoln, 28 May 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Discusses with Sen. Sumner (Mass.) problems of raising and organizing Negro troops in North. Abraham Lincoln to Charles Sumner, 1 June 1863, CW, 6:242-44.

Monday, May 30, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln welcomes small son of Sen. Hicks (Md.), while father waits in carriage. Abraham Lincoln to Thomas H. Hicks, 30 May 1864, CW, 7:367.

President Lincoln writes to John H. Bryant, of Princeton, Illinois, and regrets that he is unable to attend a meeting to discuss plans for a monument to honor fellow Illinoisan and U.S. Representative, Owen Lovejoy, who recently died. Lovejoy was a staunch abolitionist and Lincoln's "most generous friend." He notes, "My personal acquaintance with him commenced only about ten years ago, since when it has been quite intimate; and every step in it has been one of increasing respect and esteem, ending, with his life, in no less than affection on my part. . . . [Lovejoy] bravely endured the obscurity which the unpopularity of his principles imposed . . . Let him have the marble monument, along with the well-assured and more enduring one in the hearts of those who love liberty, unselfishly, for all men." John H. Bryant et al. to Abraham Lincoln, 10 May 1864; John H. Bryant to Abraham Lincoln, 14 May 1864, both in Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to John H. Bryant, 30 May 1864, CW, 7:366-67.

Writes committee from American Baptist Home Mission Society in response to resolutions presented by them. When those professedly holy men of South, in semblance of prayer, appealed to Christian world "to aid them in doing to a whole race of men, as they would have no man do unto themselves," they contemned and insulted God. "But let me forbear, remembering it is also written 'Judge not, lest ye be judged.'" Abraham Lincoln to George B. Ide, James R. Doolittle, and A. Hubbell, 30 May 1864, CW, 7:368.