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Tuesday, June 5, 1832.+-

Fort Johnson at Ottawa, IL.

Gen. Atkinson orders Capt. Iles' company to be ready to march "on an excursion of several days." Day is spent running bullets and getting flintlocks in order. Gen. Atkinson expresses satisfaction "at the prompt patriotic & soldierly conduct of the Illinois Corps of Volunteers under Col. Fry," which includes Capt. Iles' company. He urges them to re-enlist at end of their 20 days' service, offering them preference over "new levies," and inviting them "in terms of confidence & esteem to share with him in the trials, dangers, & he hopes honors of anticipated conquest."Elijah Iles, Sketches of Early Life and Times in Kentucky, Missouri, and Illinois (Springfield, IL: Springfield Printing Co., 1883), 46; Atkinson Order Book, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Monday, June 5, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Gov. Duncan issues proclamation calling legislature into special session July 10 to consider suspension of specie payments by state bank at Springfield. Sangamo Journal, June 10, 1837. Supreme Court meets from June 5, 1837, June 6, 1837, June 7, 1837 and adjourns to July 13, 1837.Record.]

Wednesday, June 5, 1839.+-

Decatur, IL.

The judge orders Jesse Butler, the executor of Henry Butler, deceased, to sell real estate in Ex parte Butler, a chancery case to sell real esate.Record.

Lincoln files a guardian ad litem's answer in Ex parte Lowry, a petition to sell real estate case. Photocopy.

Friday, June 5, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and files in County Commissioner's Court Thomas Suddeth's affidavit re road.Photocopy.

He writes declaration in Wagoner v. Porter, signing "Stuart & Lincoln."Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, June 5, 1843.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Menard Circuit Court opens two-day term. Lincoln, attorney for defendants, moves to dismiss appeal in Bale for use of Hurd v. Beekman & Spears, and Short for use of Short v. Short, and similar motion for plaintiff in Walker v. Estill. Waggoner et al. v. Eastep is continued. In Lesure & Bliss v. Menard County, Illinois, change of venue to Sangamon is granted. Lincoln appears for plaintiff in former and for defendant in latter. Record.

Wednesday, June 5, 1844.+-

Petersburg, IL and Springfield, IL

Logan and Lincoln appear for complainant in Taylor v. Wright. Court decrees that complainant recover $722.48 on foreclosure of mortgage and sale of property. Judgment of lower court is reversed in Hornbuckel v. Bone. Harris appears for appellant and Lincoln for appellee.Record.

Lincoln arrives home in time to pay $10 "on account" at Robert Irwin's store.Irwin Ledger.

Thursday, June 5, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Public meeting on Oregon question is held in state house. Hardin says he is content to leave negotiations to President and he does not believe there will be war, but if there is he will fight. (This is third of three meetings, other two having been held on two preceding nights.)Sangamo Journal, 12 June 1845.

Monday, June 5, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln attends House. After discussion as to proper committee to which to refer bill to protect naturalized citizens against foreign governments, House again engages in partisan discussion of administration's Mexican policy.Journal.

Tuesday, June 5, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln sends more form letters, and buys $1 worth of sperm candles. Abraham Lincoln to Duff Green, 5 June 1849, CW, 2:53; Bunn Journal.

Wednesday, June 5, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes a letter to the editors of Springfield's Illinois Journal newspaper in reaction to an item that appeared in Pekin's Tazewell Mirror newspaper. He writes, "I neither seek, expect, or desire a nomination for a seat in the next Congress . . . I prefer my name should not be brought forward in that connection . . . [I]n my opinion, the whigs of the district have several other men, any one of whom they can elect, and that too quite as easily as they could elect me. I therefore shall be obliged, if any such as may entertain a preference for me, will, at once turn their attention to making a choice from others." Abraham Lincoln to the Editors of the Illinois Journal, 5 June 1850, CW, 2:79; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 7 June 1850, 2:1.

Lincoln buys 75¢ worth of merchandise. Irwin Ledger.

Thursday, June 5, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln again writes his friends Browning and Bushnell of Quincy about Hoyt case evidence. Abraham Lincoln to Orville H. Browning and Nehemiah Bushnell, 5 June 1851, CW, 2:105.

Lincoln collects from auditor $250 salary for Judge Justin Harlan of Fourth Judicial Circuit. Photocopy.

Saturday, June 5, 1852.+-

Decatur, IL.

In the Macon County Circuit Court, a jury upholds a lower court's ruling and decides in favor of Lincoln's client Edward O. Smith in the appeal case of Smith v. Packard. The jury awards $10 in damages to Smith for a cow taken by defendant Anson Packard. The court orders Packard to pay the court costs in addition to the damages. Lincoln represents the various plaintiffs in the chancery case of King et al. v. Lee et al., a suit involving the conveyance of land in Decatur. Judge David Davis rules in favor of the plaintiffs, and Lincoln writes the judgment. In the case of Scott v. Hull, Lincoln files replications for plaintiff John A. Scott, who accuses James H. Hull of trespass. Judge Davis calls a jury to hear the arguments and the evidence. The jury finds Hull not guilty, and the court orders Scott to pay Hull's court costs in addition to his own. In the ejectment case of Trustees of Township 16 N, Range 1 E v. Prather, in which Lincoln represents the plaintiffs, Judge Davis orders defendant Henry Prather to file a plea within twenty days, and Davis continues the case until the Fall 1852 court term. Order, 5 June 1852, Smith v. Packard, Circuit Court Record C, 110, Macon County Circuit Court, Macon County Courthouse, Decatur, IL; Justice of the Peace Transcript, 11 February 1852, Smith v. Packard, case file A1076, Macon County Circuit Court, Illinois State Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield; Judgment, 5 June 1852, King et al. v. Lee et al., Private Collection; Replications, 5 June 1852, Scott v. Hull, Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Order, 5 June 1852, Trustees of Township 16 N, Range 1 E v. Prather, Circuit Court Record C, 128-29, Macon County Circuit Court, Macon County Courthouse, Decatur, IL.

Sunday, June 5, 1853.+-

Decatur, IL.

Spending Sunday here, Lincoln looks into his Macon County cases. He writes and signs replication and rejoinder in Scott v. Hull. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, June 5, 1856.+-

Decatur, IL.

Overholt & Squier v. Christian County, Illinois is tried by jury, which finds for plaintiffs and assesses $657.87 damages. Lincoln writes pleas and jury instructions. Record; Photocopy.

Tuesday, June 5, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln summarizes political developments for Trumbull. "Gov. Reeder was here last evening direct from Pennsylvania. He is entirely confident of that state, and of the general result. . . . Weed was here, and saw me; but he showed no signs whatever of the intriguer. He asked for nothing; and said N.Y. is safe, without condition." Lincoln thanks Digby V. Bell of Chicago for sending chair made from wood of all 34 states, which sat on platform at Chicago convention. Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 5 June 1860, CW, 4:71; Abraham Lincoln to Digby V. Bell, 5 June 1860, CW, 4:71.

Wednesday, June 5, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Subcommittee of Union Defense Committee of New York reports to President on forwarding of troops and munitions. N.Y. Times, 6 June 1861.

[Lincoln's private secretary, John G. Nicolay, leaves for two-week trip to Illinois. N.Y. Tribune, 6 June 1861.]

Lincoln prepares order for Gen. George B. McClellan to command Sturges Rifles of Chicago [later McClellan's bodyguard]. Writes Gen. Scott for assistance in preparing way for appointment of Gen. Meigs as quartermaster general. Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 5 June 1861, CW, 4:394-95.

Gives Marshal W. H. Lamon written testimonial to expedite organization of brigade of Unionist Virginians. Testimonial Written for Ward H. Lamon, 5 June 1861, CW, 4:395.

Interviews Henry S. Turner, retired army officer, Missouri farmer, and banking partner of Gen. William T. Sherman. Sherman to Sherman, 8 June 1861, William T. Sherman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Receives May salary warrant for $2,083.34. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

[President's Mounted Guard wanted dead or alive. Southern sources offer $500 reward for each and every member. N.Y. Herald, 6 June 1861.]

Thursday, June 5, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President approves bill providing commissioners to Liberia and Haiti, first Negro governments to be recognized by Congress. Monaghan, Diplomat, 227.

Spanish minister presents Generals Juan Prim y Prats and Milans to President and Secretary of State William H. Seward. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 6 June 1862, 2d ed., 2:2.

Lincoln receives acclaim of Maine Republican State Convention. National Intelligencer, 10 June 1862.

Sen. Browning (Ill.) has tea in Lincoln's room. Browning, Diary.

President receives May salary warrant for $2,083.34. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

Writes Sec. Stanton privately: "The proposed reappointment of William Kellogg, Jr. to a Cadetship . . . [is] . . . painful to me. . . . the father . . . is my personal friend of more than twenty year's standing. . . . This matter touches him very deeply—the feelings of a father for a child—as he thinks, all the future of his child. I can not be the instrument to crush his heart. . . . Let the appointment be made." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 5 June 1862, CW, 5:261.

Friday, June 5, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln discusses with Gen. Halleck telegram from Gen. Hooker concerning disposition of troops in opposition to Gen. R. E. Lee. U.S. Congress, Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, 3 vols., 38th Cong., 2d sess. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1865), I, 249.

President Lincoln writes to Commander of the Army of the Potomac General Joseph Hooker, and offers a strategy to outmaneuver Confederate General Robert E. Lee: "In case you find Lee coming to the North of the Rappahannock [River], I would by no means cross to the South of it. . . . In one word, I would not take any risk of being entangled upon the river, like an ox jumped half over a fence, and liable to be torn by dogs, front and rear, without a fair chance to gore one way or kick the other." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 5 June 1863, CW, 6:249-51.

Reads paper prepared in reply to Cong. "Erastus Corning [N.Y.] & Others." Welles, Diary.

Interviews Cong. Fernando Wood (N.Y.). N.Y. Herald, 6 June 1863.

Receives May salary warrant for $2,022.34. [Irwin deposits $350 in Springfield Marine Bank, rent from L. A. Tilton. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182, 165.]

Sunday, June 5, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President will not commit himself on subject of candidate for Vice President. Brooks, Washington, 151.