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Monday, June 4, 1832.+-

Fort Johnson at Ottawa, IL.

After first volunteer force was mustered out at Ottawa, Gov. Reynolds, May 28, 1832, issued call for small ranger force and 1,000 volunteers, latter to rendezvous at Ottawa June 12, 1832 to augment 2,000 men governor called for on May 15, 1832.Reynolds Letter Book, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Letter of Capt. Bowling Green to Gov. Reynolds, from Lincoln's home village of New Salem, June 4, 1832, portrays attitude of Illinois frontier: "I have Raiseed A Malitia Company to Defend the frontiers if Necessary, we shall Wait your order if you think proper we should Like to Ranege on the frontiers at any of the points it is Dangerous the Boys has all got home well Except Hohimer, he is yet Like to Die. They appeared to Complain of the office[r]s when they first Come, but all appear satisfied, and willing to go back if it is thought proper, the people is alarmed in Fulton County and sent to me to Come with men to their assistanc no more, war is the order of the Day P.S. we are not anxious if the good of the Country Does not Require"Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Tuesday, June 4, 1833.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln and John A. Kelso witness deed given by Hiram L. Allen to Hawkins Taylor. Taylor buys two lots for $25 in Middletown.Deed Book I, 487.

Wednesday, June 4, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL and Springfield, IL.

Dr. Charles Chandler, for whom Chandlerville, Illinois is named, overtakes Lincoln on way to Springfield. Dr. Chandler is hurrying to land office to enter 80 acres ahead of Henry Ingalls. [Some time later Lincoln surveys this land for Dr. Chandler, and also farm for Ingalls adjoining Chandlerville.]IHi—Journal, XXIV, 438; XXVIII, 282.

Monday, June 4, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

[U.S. Circuit Court and Democratic state convention meet in Vandalia.The Illinoian (Jacksonville), 2 June 1838.]

Tuesday, June 4, 1839.+-

Decatur, IL.

In Adkin v. Hines, slander, he writes defendant's plea and wins case when jury, on which his relatives Joseph and Charles Hanks serve, finds defendant, Robert Hines, not guilty. He writes defendant's plea also in David Adkin v. Levi Meisenhelder.Record.

Thursday, June 4, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

After excitement of previous day—barbecue and afternoon and evening of continuous speaking—today's business meeting is tame, enlivened only by noisy departures of delegations.IHi—Trans., 1914, 160.

"Humbug," says Democratic "Register," pointing out that Whigs convened on birthday of George III.Register, 5 June 1840.

Friday, June 4, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Col. W. H. Davidson of Carmi that he has written to President Tyler in behalf of Col. Servant, "saying all for the Col: that I could say for the best man on earth." [He is recommending Richard B. Servant of Chester, Ill., with whom he served six years in legislature; Servant appointed receiver of Kaskaskia land office in 1843.]Abraham Lincoln to William H. Davidson, 4 June 1841, CW, 1:253.

Saturday, June 4, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes the affidavit of defendant Philip Clark in Shoup v. Clark, a suit being appealed in the Sangamon County Circuit Court. In the affidavit, Clark states that he wishes to take the deposition of a material witness, Charles Trumbull of Madison County, and to submit Trumbull's deposition as evidence in the case.Affidavit, 4 June 1842, Shoup v. Clark, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Cambridge, MA.

Tuesday, June 4, 1844.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Miller v. Miller divorce suit is continued. In People on complaint of Jane Davidson v. Bennett, jury decides defendant is father of illegitimate child. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff in first and defendant in latter case. Lincoln loses Ritter and Ritter v. Waggoner when court awards plaintiff $1,453.49.Waggoner v. Lukins is opened by Baker, Matheny and Lincoln for complainant.Record.

After court, E. D. Baker addresses Whig meeting at Clary's Grove, five miles southwest of Petersburg, to which Lincoln probably accompanies him.Sangamo Journal, 13 June 1844.

Wednesday, June 4, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

U.S. Circuit Court in Napier v. Wooldridge awards plaintiff $681.44 and damages of $140.97. On motion of Logan & Lincoln for plaintiff, leave is given to strike out second count of declaration in Walker and Hack v. McCoy. Jury finds for plaintiff and assesses damages at $172.29.Record.

Thursday, June 4, 1846.+-

Taylorville, IL.

[Logan Circuit Court convened today.]

Monday, June 4, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes form letter: "Would you as soon I should have the Genl. Land Office as any other Illinoian? If you would, write me to that effect at Washington where I shall be soon. No time to loose." He sends similar letter to Willie P. Mangum, U.S. Senator from North Carolina, and William H. Seward of New York. Abraham Lincoln to Willie P. Mangum, 4 June 1849, CW, 2:53; Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 4 June 1849, CW, 8:414.

Wednesday, June 4, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln returns from circuit. Abraham Lincoln to Orville H. Browning and Nehemiah Bushnell, 5 June 1851, CW, 2:105.

Mrs. Lincoln buys $1.29 in merchandise from John Williams & Co. Pratt, Personal Finances, 145.

Friday, June 4, 1852.+-

Decatur, IL.

In the Macon County Circuit Court, Judge David Davis hears all of the evidence in the appeal case of Edwards for use of Edwards v. Florey, and then affirms the judgment of the lower court. The court orders Lincoln's and Joel Seth Post's client, Israel Florey, to pay the plaintiff $77.65 and his court costs. Lincoln, representing the plaintiffs in the ejectment case of Trustees of Township 16N, Range 1E v. Prather, files a declaration and notice with the court. The parties in the appeal case of Kuffman for use of Thorpe v. Edwards and Edwards agree to a trial "by the court, without the intervention of a jury." However, before the court hears the evidence in the case, Lincoln's and Post's client Jesse Kuffman dismisses the suit. Judge Davis orders Kuffman to pay the court costs. Defendant William Prather, Lincoln's client in the debt case of Smith v. Prather, requests a continuance from the court, and the court grants Prather's request. Judgment, 4 June 1852, Edwards for use of Edwards v. Florey, Circuit Court Record C, 107, Macon County Circuit Court, Macon County Courthouse, Decatur, IL; Declaration, Notice, filed 4 June 1852, Trustees of Township 16 N, Range 1 E v. Prather, Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Judgment, 4 June 1852, Kuffman for use of Thorpe v. Edwards and Edwards, Circuit Court Record C, 106; Order, 4 June 1852, Smith v. Prather, Circuit Court Record C, 107, both in Macon County Circuit Court, Macon County Courthouse, Decatur, IL.

Saturday, June 4, 1853.+-

Urbana, IL.

Lincoln, on his way home, signs receipt for $25, his fee as counsel in Illinois Central RR v. McGinnis, tried May 25, 1853. Illinois Central Magazine, November 1927, facsimile.

Monday, June 4, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

From Nathaniel Hay of Springfield Lincoln buys 2,000 bricks for foundation of fence. Hay's bill is $16. Files of Hay Estate, Probate Court.

Election to fill vacancy on Supreme Court, and on "Maine Law" prohibiting sale of intoxicants is held. Returns are not available, but there can be little question that Lincoln voted.

Wednesday, June 4, 1856.+-

Decatur, IL.

Lincoln appears for defendant, with Thornton, in Overholt & Squier v. Christian County, Illinois, change of venue from Christian County. Case involves Taylorville courthouse, county claiming foundations were made too shallow. Signing himself "Member of the Bar," Lincoln writes petition in People v. Longnecker, murder, change of venue from Piatt, asking dismissal of case tried twice without verdict. Fourteen attorneys join, and case is dismissed. He delivers afternoon political speech at courthouse. Record; Photocopy; Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur), 5 June 1856.

Thursday, June 4, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Saltonstall v. Edes et ux., foreclosure suit in which Lincoln entered himself as security for costs March 24, 1857, is called in U.S. Circuit Court. Defendants default, and court orders foreclosure and sale of lands within 20 days unless note for $3,122.59, to secure which mortgage was given, is paid. Record.

Friday, June 4, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln informs W. H. Gray that it will be impossible for him, on account of business in U.S. Court, to attend Republican meeting in Clinton County. "The delegates you appoint will meet a large and good convention here. . . . Our prospects appear cheering everywhere." Abraham Lincoln to W. H. Gray, 4 June 1858, CW, 2:457-58.

Monday, June 4, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln begins second letter to Samuel Haycraft with sentences that are to give him considerable embarrassment. "You suggest that a visit to the place of my nativity might be pleasant to me. Indeed it would. But would it be safe? Would not the people Lynch me?" He informs George Ashmun that his name is Abraham, not Abram, and writes five routine acknowledgment letters. Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Haycraft, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:69-70; Abraham Lincoln to George Ashmun, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:68-69; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph C. Abbott, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:68; Abraham Lincoln to William A. Buckingham, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:69; Abraham Lincoln to John Eddy, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:69; Abraham Lincoln to Mordecai Mobley, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:70; Abraham Lincoln to Charles E. Troutman, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:70.

Tuesday, June 4, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Several merchants and shipbuilders from Baltimore interview President and cabinet in special session. Baltimore Sun, 6 June 1861.

President makes short speech of welcome to Marcelino Hurtado, minister plenipotentiary from Granadian Confederation. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 5 June 1861, 3:1; Reply to Don Marcelino Hurtado, 4 June 1861, CW, 4:393.

Ignores secession in Texas and recognizes Miguel Zaragosa as consul for Mexico at San Antonio. Baltimore Sun, 8 June 1861.

In the evening, President Lincoln and First Lady Mary Lincoln host a dinner for members of the "diplomatic corps." A newspaper reports, "It was in many respects the most brilliant affair of the sort that has ever taken place at the Executive Mansion." Mary Lincoln decorates using "fragrant natural flowers. . . . [from] the White House conservatories and grounds" in place of the existing "stiff artificial flowers." "The dinner was served in a style to indicate that Mrs. Lincoln's good taste and good judgment had exercised supervision in this department also." Evening Star (Washington, D.C.), 7 June 1861, 2:1-2; National Republican (Washington, DC), 7 June 1861, 3:1; The New York Times (NY), 7 June 1861, 8:1.

Wednesday, June 4, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President transmits to House of Representatives report on closing of Negro schools in North Carolina by Mil. Gov. Edward Stanly (N.C.). Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 4 June 1862, CW, 5:259-60.

As requested by Kentucky delegation, pardons H. Franks indicted for treason. Abraham Lincoln to Edward Bates, 4 June 1862, CW, 5:258.

Forwards to Senate documentation on American claims against Paraguay for damages to vessel "Water Witch." Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 4 June 1862, CW, 5:260.

Telegraphs Gen. Halleck at Corinth, Miss., after receiving report that 10,000 prisoners have been captured: "Your despatch of to-day to Sec. of War received. Thanks for the good news it brings. Have you anything from Memphis or other parts of the Mississippi river? Please answer." Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 4 June 1862, CW, 5:259.

Asks Mil. Gov. Johnson at Nashville: "Do you really wish to have control of the question of releasing rebel prisoners so far as they may be Tennesseeans? If you do, please tell us so distinctly. Your answer not to be made public." Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Johnson, 4 June 1862, CW, 5:260.

Thursday, June 4, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President receives complaints from Illinois political leaders against General Burnside's Order No. 38 and revokes suspension of Chicago Times circulation. Harper, Press, 261; Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 4 June 1863, CW, 6:248.

President, accompanied by Mrs. Lincoln and party, attends recitation from Shakespeare at private residence near Chain Bridge. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Orders Gen. Hooker to suspend execution of sentences in cases of Enos Daily, Philip Margraff, and Carlos Harrington of 146th New York Volunteers. Situation seems to be that recruits enlisting for six months are required to serve three years. "It is notorious among New-Yorkers that a regular system of deceit was practiced by recruiting officers." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 4 June 1863, CW, 6:248.

Saturday, June 4, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President continues to welcome all delegations to Baltimore Convention, knowing many will not be admitted: carpetbaggers, Negroes, sutlers claiming to represent states still in rebellion. Monaghan, Diplomat, 364; Hay, Letters and Diary.

Marine Band gives public concert on grounds of Executive Mansion at 5:00 p.m. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 4 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:6; 6 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:6.