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Friday, October 7, 1836.+-

Springfield, IL.

In both Hawthorn v. Woldridge, the trespass vi et armis case, and Hawthorn v. Woldridge, the assumpsit case, the plaintiff requests the court to release his securities for costs. The court releases Hawthorn's securities in both cases and Hawthorn then produces another bond with John Owens his surety. Record.

Monday, October 7, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

First Whig state convention assembles. Lincoln is not delegate, but is nevertheless one of its leaders. Day is devoted to selection of committees and working up enthusiasm for William Henry Harrison as party choice in coming presidential election. Sangamo Journal, 11 October 1839; Illinois State Register, (Springfield) 12 October 1839; Niles Register, 7 November 1839.

Thursday, October 7, 1841.+-

Clinton, IL.

DeWitt Court opens two-day term. Lincoln calls up suit of his own against Spencer Turner, whom he successfully defended on murder charge, for fee of $200. Turner defaults and Lincoln gets judgment on Turner's note for $200 and damages. William Turner is to show cause at next term why he should not be made party to judgment.Record.

Friday, October 7, 1842.+-

Clinton, IL.

On his motion, Lincoln is awarded summons to William Turner in Lincoln v. Turner & Turner and case is continued.Record.

Monday, October 7, 1844.+-

Virginia, IL.

Thayer v. Farrell, attachment suit, is called in Cass Circuit Court. By agreement case is moved to Sangamon County on change of venue. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff and Delahay and Baker for defendant.Record.

[Macon Circuit Court convenes for one-day term.]

Tuesday, October 7, 1845.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln writes and files joinder of issue in Eccles v. True et al., signing "Dunbar, Linder, & Lincoln."Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Associating with Marshall, Lincoln writes three pleas in Frost v. Gillinwaters, signing "Marshall & Lincoln." [Mrs. Lincoln sends her seamstress to Irwin's for 2¼ yards flannel ($1.41). She pays a man 25¢ to fetch cook knife (50¢) and needles (37¢).Irwin Ledger and Journal.]

Wednesday, October 7, 1846.+-

Clinton, IL.

[Champaign Circuit Court convenes at Urbana for two days.]

Saturday, October 7, 1848.+-

Chicago, IL and En route to Peoria, IL.

"Hon. A. Lincoln and Family passed down to Springfield this morning on his way home from Congress," notes Chicago Democrat.

Monday, October 7, 1850.+-

Mount Pulaski, IL.

Logan Circuit Court begins its session. Lincoln writes sheriff's return on back of writ of scire facias executed against Jabez Capps to appear at Dec. term of Supreme Court in Enos v. Capps. Photocopy.

Tuesday, October 7, 1851.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[U.S. District Court begins fall term in Chicago. Chicago Journal.]

Thursday, October 7, 1852.+-

Clinton, IL.

DeWitt Circuit Court convenes. On motion of Gridley and Lincoln, attorneys for complainant, leaveis given to open depositions in chancery case of Harrold v. Montgomery et al. (See May 21, 1853.) Record.

Friday, October 7, 1853.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln writes receipt to Illinois Central Railroad Company for $250 given to him by Mason Brayman as retainer in Illinois Central RR v. McLean County, Illinois & Parke. Illinois Central Magazine, February 1929, facsimile.

[Lincoln & Herndon collect from John E. Short estate for legal services rendered. Sangamon County Probate File.]

Saturday, October 7, 1854.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln appears for Benjamin Kellogg, Jr., in two cases. In first—Flint & Matthews v. Kellogg—court finds in favor of plaintiff and assesses his damages at $54.05. In second, forgery case before court May 9, 1854, Lincoln writes and files affidavit for continuance. Two other cases are continued. Record; Files.

Tuesday, October 7, 1856.+-

Ottawa, IL.

Fremont mass meeting is held in afternoon. Lincoln and Trumbull speak at one stand, Lovejoy and Bross at another, and German orators at third. After speaking, crowd enjoys meal provided by citizens. Yates speaks at courthouse in evening. Chicago Journal, 8 October 1856.

Wednesday, October 7, 1857.+-

Metamora, IL.

In Woodford Circuit Court, which opened on 5th for six-day term, Lucy Ann Davenport v. Lucy Davenport et al., Lincoln for defense, is continued at plaintiff's costs on plaintiff's motion. Record.

Thursday, October 7, 1858.+-

Galesburg, IL.

Lincoln arrives around noon for his fifth debate with Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas. He proceeds to Henry R. Sanderson's home, where attorney Thomas Gold Frost delivers a speech welcoming Lincoln to Galesburg. Miss Anna Hurd presents Lincoln with a banner "prepared by the ladies of Galesburg" to commemorate his visit. At two o'clock in the afternoon, "the military and a large body of citizens on horseback and on foot" escort Lincoln and Douglas, riding separately in "two four horse carriages driven abreast," to the Knox College campus, the site of the debate. Galesburg Semi-Weekly Democrat (IL), 9 October 1858, 2:1-2; Fifth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Galesburg, Illinois, 7 October 1858, CW, 3:207-44.

Friday, October 7, 1859.+-

Clinton, IL.

In Campbell v. Cole & Wall evidence is presented and arguments made, and jury retires. Record.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys broom, buttons, and tape at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.]

Monday, October 7, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President asks Gen. Samuel R. Curtis to answer question: "Ought Gen. Fremont to be relieved from, or retained in his present command?" Abraham Lincoln to Samuel R. Curtis, 7 October 1861, CW, 4:549-50.

Calls special meeting composed of several cabinet members and asst. secretaries of war and navy. N.Y. Times, 8 October 1861.

In afternoon confers with Secs. Seward and Cameron. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 7 October 1861, CW, 4:551.

Tuesday, October 7, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln not at White House in forenoon, presumably with Gen. Halleck. Cox to Lincoln, 7 October 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Cabinet meeting at noon features President's account of visit to headquarters of Army of Potomac. Some attention given to movements toward Charleston and Mississippi. Official Records—Armies 500-1.

Writes Gen. McClellan: "You wish to see your family, and I wish to oblige you. It might be left to your own discretion—certainly so, if Mrs. M. could meet you here at Washington." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 7 October 1862, CW, 5:452.

Wednesday, October 7, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews P. Anthony Dey, engineer heading party surveying for western railroad, regarding military escort. Blair to Lincoln, 7 October 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Inquires of Gov. Johnson (Tenn.): "What news have you from Rosecrans' Army, or in that direction beyond Nashville?" Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Johnson, 7 October 1863, CW, 6:505.

Friday, October 7, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President appoints five directors on part of government for Union Pacific Railroad and Telegraph Company. Appointment of Directors of Union Pacific Railroad, 7 October 1864, CW, 8:38-39.

Interviews General Nathaniel P. Banks on military and political affairs in Louisiana. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 7 October 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 2:4.

Recognizes J. Theophilus Plate as consul for Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg at Philadelphia. Washington Chronicle, 13 October 1864.

Recognizes Joseph N. A. Benziger as consul of Swiss Confederation for Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, and Henri Endris as vice consul of the Swiss Confederation for Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and northern part of Illinois. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 20 October 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 2:2.

Interviews Mrs. Anna Byers-Jennings, who seeks release of Daniel Hayden of Missouri. T. J. Turner and Col. Hancock of Chicago join interview. President suggests that she return at 8 in morning. Rufus R. Wilson, ed., Lincoln Among His Friends: A Sheaf of Intimate Memories (Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1942), 375-77.

Col. Allen calls on President to present album from Hungarian Count Sandor. Washington Chronicle, 7 October 1864.

O. H. Browning calls at White House. Browning, Diary.

President writes Henry J. Raymond that "phrase attributed to me, 'of the Jacobinism of Congress,' . . . I do not remember using . . . and which I wish not to be published." Abraham Lincoln to Henry J. Raymond, 7 October 1864, CW, 8:39-40.