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Friday, May 31, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs for "Stuart & Lincoln" declaration and praecipe for Levi Summers, administrator of estate of Alfred Summers in Summers v. Sears, Menard County case.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, May 31, 1843.+-

Taylorville, IL.

Lincoln buys toothbrush (25¢) and third-yard of serge (50¢) for his tailor Biddle, who is evidently making alterations.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Friday, May 31, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

Lincoln draws up and files agreement of attorneys in Wren v. Wren that in case new trial is granted, case "shall stand over until Monday the 17th day of June next, when both parties or either of them may appear, for the purpose of presenting the question of alimony."Record.

Monday, May 31, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Spring term of Moultrie County Circuit Court begins at Sullivan.]

Wednesday, May 31, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives letter from Rev. Henry Slicer inquiring why he was not invited to participate in John Quincy Adams' funeral services.Abraham Lincoln to Henry Slicer, 1 June 1848, CW, 1:474-75.

Lincoln attends session of House, where Committee on Public Expenditures presents review of annual report of secretary of treasury.Journal; Globe.

Thursday, May 31, 1849.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln is still visiting. Charles H. Coleman, Abraham Lincoln and Coles County, Illinois (New Brunswick, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1955), 129-30.

[Macon Circuit Court begins its session at Decatur.]

Friday, May 31, 1850.+-

Decatur, IL.

In Spangler v. Wood, Lincoln writes and files plaintiff's replications and pleas. He writes demurrer and replication in John Andrews v. Fielding House. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Photocopy.

Saturday, May 31, 1851.+-

Decatur, IL.

Lincoln moves for judgment in Hill v. Whitley but defendant moves to set aside award. Lincoln and Post lose replevin suit, House v. Smith et al., when court orders defendants to restore plaintiff's household goods. Lincoln also loses Redfield et ux. v. Dewees when court decrees that Maria Redfield recover her dower. King et al. v. Lee et al., chancery, Lincoln for plaintiff, is continued. Record.

Monday, May 31, 1852.+-

Sullivan, IL.

[Judge David Davis opens the Moultrie County Circuit Court for a three-day session. There are fifty-one cases on the docket. Orders and Decrees, 31 May-June 2, 1852, Circuit Court Record O, 133-59, Moultrie County Circuit Court, Moultrie County Courthouse, Sullivan, IL. ]

Tuesday, May 31, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

In Campbell v. Smith, trespass, Lincoln, signing "Benedict, Lincoln & Lamon," writes and files replication to defendant's pleas. Jury finds for plaintiff in amount of $45. Record.

Lincoln writes court order. Photocopy.

Wednesday, May 31, 1854.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln has five cases. One is complicated chancery suit—Wilson et al. v. Kingsbury et al.—which has been pending for nearly three years. Murphy and Lincoln for complainants obtain court order terminating case. In two cases Lincoln and Lamon obtain judgments for $372 and $261.90 respectively. Fourth case is dismissed, fifth continued. Record.

Lincoln writes petition of E. R. Knight in Mattoon v. Knight. Files.

Thursday, May 31, 1855.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln has only two cases, both of which are continued. Record.

He writes declaration and notice, for plaintiff, in Gatling v. Prather. He writes court decree in Knight v. Carter et al.Original owned by King Hostick, Springfield, Ill.

Saturday, May 31, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

He writes Page & Bacon, St. Louis banker-merchants, about difficulty with U.S. marshal for Southern Illinois. Abraham Lincoln to Daniel D. Page and Henry D. Bacon, 31 May 1856, CW, 2:341-42.

Monday, May 31, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to John M. Clark of Vincennes, Iowa, about Lincoln's attempts to collect a debt owed to Clark by a gentleman with the surname of Whitten. Lincoln admits to Clark that he "mislaid the note" that Clark had sent him "long ago." Lincoln informs Clark that he did "not think it could be collected." Lincoln states that Whitten currently works in Chicago, and Lincoln will once again try to collect the debt when he is in Chicago—"in July perhaps." Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clark, 31 May 1858, William P. Palmer Collection, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH.

Thursday, May 31, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Republican presidential nominee Lincoln writes to Charles C. Nott, who is a member of the "Young Mens Central Republican Union," in New York City. Nott had sent "a copy of" Lincoln's Cooper Union speech, to which Lincoln makes some corrections. Lincoln instructs, "So far as it is intended merely to improve in grammar, and elegance of composition, I am quite agreed; but I do not wish the sense changed, or modified, to a hair's breadth." Lincoln notes that one of Nott's "proposed substitution[s] would" result in "a very considerable blunder." Lincoln closes, "If you conclude to publish a new edition, allow me to see the proof-sheets." Abraham Lincoln to Charles C. Nott, 31 May 1860, CW, 4:58-59; Charles C. Nott to Abraham Lincoln, 9 February 1860, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

He writes again to Schuyler Colfax, and to Trumbull, who is arranging with Hannibal Hamlin, nominee for Vice President, letters of formal acceptance. Abraham Lincoln to Schuyler Colfax, 31 May 1860, CW, 4:57-58.

Friday, May 31, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President limits interviews to matters of urgent importance. N.Y. Tribune, 1 June 1861.

Confers with W. P. Dole, commissioner of Indian affairs. Lincoln to Dole, 31 May 1861, in possession of Mrs. J. H. Boiarsky, Toledo, Ohio.

[Robert Lincoln, John Hay, assistant secretary to President, and John G. Nicolay, private secretary to President, obtain passes to cross Long Bridge and visit Arlington House, former home of General Robert E. Lee (CSA), in Arlington, Virginia. Nicolay to Bates, 31 May 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.]

Saturday, May 31, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President loiters about War Dept. telegraph office in afternoon with Maj. Thomas T. Eckert, anxious for news. Operator sends out requests for news. Marcy to McClellan, 31 May 1862, George B. McClellan Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

At 11 P.M. first dispatch on battle before Richmond reaches White House. Nicolay to Bates, 2 June 1862, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln telegraphs Gen. McClellan: "(10.20 P.M.) A circle whose circumference shall pass through Harper's Ferry, Front-Royal, and Strasburg, and whose center shall be a little North East of Winchester, almost certainly has within it this morning, the forces of Jackson, Ewell, and [Gen.] Edward Johnson [(CSA)]. . . . Some part of these forces attacked Harper's Ferry at dark last evening, . . . Shields—with McDowell's advance, re-took Front Royal at 11 A.M. yesterday, . . . Fremont . . . promises to be at or near Strasburg at 5 P.M. to-day. Banks, at Williamsport, with his old force, and his new force at Harper's Ferry, is directed to cooperate." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 31 May 1862, CW, 5:254.

Sunday, May 31, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln answers inquiry: "I esteem [former] Gov. Francis Thomas [Md.], as an able, and very true man." Abraham Lincoln to Robert C. Schenck, 31 May 1863, CW, 6:239.

Tuesday, May 31, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

In the morning, President Lincoln observes as groups of children, who are participating in the "Sunday School Celebration," parade past the White House. A newspaper reports, "President Lincoln was cheered by the children, and he, being at one of the front windows, acknowledged the compliment with a bow." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 31 May 1864, 3:1.

Receives report from Cleveland, Ohio, convention of Republicans that Gen. Fremont has been nominated for President. Monaghan, Diplomat, 363; Josiah G. Holland, The Life of Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, MA: G. Bill, 1866), 469-72.

Gen. Cochrane, resigned, attorney general of New York, consults with President about Cleveland convention of Republicans. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

Sen. Wade (Ohio) and Capt. Herbert have interviews with President. Butler, Correspondence, 4:292.

Cong. Francis Thomas (Md.) sends autograph album to White House with request that President write in it. Thomas to Nicolay, 31 May 1864, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives $883.30 in coin, being interest due him on $16,200 in 7 3/10 bonds in custody of U.S. treasurer. Tuttle to Underwood, 31 May 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Contributes autograph to be sold along with those of other Presidents at Sanitary Fair in Philadelphia. Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Field, 31 May 1864, CW, 7:369.

Telegraphs Gen. Hurlbut permission to visit Washington and Baltimore. Abraham Lincoln to Stephen A. Hurlbut, 31 May 1864, CW, 7:370.

Transmits to Senate report from secretary of state and documents relative to case of José A. Arguëlles, Spanish officer in Cuba, who seized cargo of over 1,000 Negroes landed on coast from slaver and was accused of fraudulently selling 141 of them. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 31 May 1864, CW, 7:370.