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Saturday, April 7, 1832.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln is elected captain of company in Thirty-first Regiment of Illinois Militia. Thomas Wigginton is appointed first lieutenant and Coonrad Elmore second lieutenant.IA—Executive Register.

Monday, April 7, 1834.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Stuart & Dummer file a praecipe with the circuit clerk of Sangamon County in the case of Van Bergen v. Lincoln et al.. Clerk issues a summons to defendants, Lincoln, William F. Berry and William G. Green to appear on first day of the April term. Coroner serves the summons on Green but reports "Berry & Lincoln not found in any bailiwick." Peter Van Bergen, to whom Reuben Radford has made partial assignment of a note given by Berry, Lincoln, and Green on October 19, 1833, brings suit against the three signers in the Sangamon County Circuit Court for $500 and $50 damages.Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem, 72.]

Friday, April 7, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Calhoun Circuit Court convenes at Gilead.]

Tuesday, April 7, 1840.+-

Carlinville, IL.

At designated hour Democratic orator fails to appear. "Sangamo Journal" comments. "The wood and the lamp were ready but the high priest came not to the sacrifice. At length the gentleman who had given the challenge appeared and gave notice there would be no debate unless Mr. Lincoln would get the crowd."Sangamo Journal, 8 May 1840.

Thursday, April 7, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln participate in five cases in the Sangamon County Circuit Court. In the case, C. Goodell & Company v. John Duff & Company, the court empanels a jury to assess the debt and damages due to the plaintiffs, Harrison Goodell and Calvin Goodell, represented by Logan & Lincoln. Lincoln provides the jury with a calculation of the outstanding debt. The jury awards the Goodells $573.92 for the debt and $0.01 in damages. In the ejectment case of Sparks v. Bird & Bird, the defendants enter their plea, and the court continues the suit until the next term. Logan & Lincoln represent plaintiff Thomas W. Sparks. Judgment, 7 April 1842, C. Goodell & Company v. John Duff & Company, Record G, 354-55, Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield; Jury Verdict, filed 7 April 1842, C. Goodell & Company v. John Duff & Company, Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Order, 7 April 1842, Sparks v. Bird & Bird, Record G, 354, Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield.

Friday, April 7, 1843.+-

Tremont, IL.

Lincoln writes, and mails to Pekin, bill for $1,610 for John H. Harris, re pork packing business. Bill is filed in Probate Court in estate papers of Harlan Hatch.Photocopy.

Monday, April 7, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys half-pound gunpowder tea (75¢), and $15.94 merchandise.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Wednesday, April 7, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Tazewell County Circuit Court convenes for spring term at Tremont.]

Friday, April 7, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln is present as House takes up private calendar. He votes against motion to adjourn until April 10, 1848. Motion fails.Journal.

Saturday, April 7, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes four letters recommending Whigs for various offices held by Democrats. To W. B. Warren, clerk of Second Grand Division of state Supreme Court, Lincoln writes that he wishes Edwards, or if he withdraws, Morrison, to have General Land Office; but "if the office could be secured to Illinois by my consent to accept it, and not otherwise, I give that consent." Abraham Lincoln to Jacob Collamer, 7 April 1849, CW, 2:39; Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Ewing, 7 April 1849, CW, 2:39-40; Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Ewing, 7 April 1849, CW, 2:40; Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Ewing, 7 April 1849, CW, 2:40-41; Abraham Lincoln to William B. Warren and Others, 7 April 1849, CW, 2:41-42.

Monday, April 7, 1851.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln and Parker win Hicks v. Meeker when jury finds for plaintiff and assesses his damages at $400. Defendant moves for new trial. Record.

Lincoln, signing "Jones and Lincoln," writes and files defendant's plea and notice in Perkins v. Hall. Photocopy.

James and Lincoln, for plaintiff, file replication in Hamilton v. Pekin, Illinois. Photocopy.

Wednesday, April 7, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL and En route to Pekin, IL.

[A Springfield paper prints Lincoln's name, along with the names of approximately 200 other Whigs, called to attend a meeting "at the court house...this evening at 7 o'clock to nominate candidates for the coming city election." The attendees nominate a Whig slate of candidates, and they also adopt a resolution asking Ninian W. Edwards "to resign his seat as the representative of the county of Sangamon in the State Legislature." Edwards's fellow Sangamon County Whig members pass the resolution because they feel that Edwards has "abandoned the party who elevated him to office and the principles he professed when canvassing for the seat." Even though Lincoln's name appears in the newspaper notice as one of the local Whigs requested to attend the meeting, it is unclear whether or not he is at the meeting. He is likely on his way to Pekin, Illinois, to participate in the spring term of court taking place there. Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 7 April 1852, 2:1; Call for a Whig Meeting, 7 April 1852, CW, 2:120; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 9 April 1852, 2:1.

The spring term of the Tazewell County Circuit Court begins in Pekin. Judge's Docket Entries, April 1852 term, Judge's Docket, Tazewell County Circuit Court, Tazewell County Courthouse, Pekin, IL.


Thursday, April 7, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and Judge Davis signs bill of exceptions in D. & I. P. Spear v. Humphreys. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, April 7, 1854.+-

Lincoln, IL.

Turley et al. v. Logan County, Illinois is again before court. Defendant's attorneys move that injunction, granted when case was first filed, be dissolved, and court so orders. Complainants file their replication to answer of defendants, and case is continued. Copy of Record, Sup. Ct. Files.

Lincoln writes and signs receipt to Mrs. Lucy Scroggin for $50, paying all fees due to date. John T. Stuart also signs. Photocopy.

Monday, April 7, 1856.+-

Bloomington, IL.

One of six defense lawyers in Fleming v. Rogers & Crothers, Lincoln writes and files defendants' answer. Defense is ruled to plead Wednesday. Also ruled to answer Wednesday are parties in Bishop v. Bishop et al., petition for partition. Lincoln, for complainant, Clarissa Bishop, moves appointment of Stuart as guardian ad litem of minor defendants. Lincoln for plaintiff in third case, Pike v. Shaffer, is ruled to plead Thursday. Record; Photocopy.

Tuesday, April 7, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Herndon, and prominent Missouri politician—probably Frank Blair—have conversation in Lincoln's office regarding Republicanism in border states in 1860. They plan to have Republican party endorsed by "Missouri Democrat" of St. Louis, then by Louisville "Journal," then by some paper, to be selected later, in Virginia. Joseph F. Newton, Lincoln and Herndon (Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1910), 114, 124.

Saturday, April 7, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Elated by Republican victory in recent city election, Lincoln writes Trumbull optimistic letter. He declines invitation of John M. Carson to lecture before Harrison Literary Institute of Chicago. "What time I can spare from my own business this season I shall be compelled to give to politics." He tells F. C. Herbruger that he cannot lecture at Harrison Literary Institute of Philadelphia. "I am not a professional lecturer." He writes Harvey G. Eastman of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. that he is unable to send photograph, but Eastman can "easily get one at New York. While I was there I was taken to one of the places where they get up such things." Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 7 April 1860, CW, 4:40-41; Abraham Lincoln to John M. Carson, 7 April 1860, CW, 4:39; Abraham Lincoln to F. C. Herbruger, 7 April 1860, CW, 4:40; Abraham Lincoln to Harvey G. Eastman, 7 April 1860, CW, 4:39-40.

Sunday, April 7, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Former Cong. Botts (Va.) confers with Lincoln from 7 to 11 P.M. about problems and expedients to prevent Virginia from seceding. George S. Boutwell, Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, 2 vols. (New York: McClure, Phillips, 1902), 2:62-64; U.S. Congress, Joint Committee on Reconstruction, Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, 39th Cong., 1st sess. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1866), pt. 2, 114.

Monday, April 7, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President signs treaty with Great Britain for suppression of African slave trade. [See June 10, 1862.] Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 10 June 1862, CW, 5:265.

Borrows "Plutarch's Lives" from Library of Congress. [Plutarch's Lives, rev. by A. H. Clough, Boston, 1859.] Borrowers' Ledger 1861-63, 114, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lincoln's half-brother, Samuel B. Todd, is mortally wounded during second day's fighting at Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. (Battle of Shiloh). N.Y. Tribune, 30 April 1862.

Lincoln endorses recommendation of Uri Manly of Marshall, Ill.: "I personally know Mr. Manly to be a good man. . . . His application has been before the Department half a year, and he should be appointed a Quarter-Master, so soon as it can consistently be done." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 7 [8?] April 1862, CW, 5:183.

President and his family are completely recovered from illnesses, and vegetables are appearing in the gardens of the Executive Mansion. National Republican (Washington, DC), 7 April 1862, 3:1.

Tuesday, April 7, 1863.+-

Falmouth, VA.

President authorizes Asst. Sec. Watson to perform duties of secretary of war in absence of Sec. Stanton . Authorization for Peter H. Watson, 7 April 1863, CW, 6:165.

At Gen. Sickles' headquarters for review of troops President receives kiss from Princess Salm-Salm, whose husband is colonel with New York regiment. Philippe Régis D. Trobriand, Four Years with the Army of the Potomac (Boston: Ticknor, 1889), 427; N.Y. Tribune, 21 May 1899.

Thursday, April 7, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln interviews G. Thompson and friends on subject of emancipation, then conducts them to state dining room to see painting by F. B. Carpenter. Carpenter, Six Months, 76.

President and Mrs. Lincoln plan to visit Fortress Monroe, Va., "some time next week." Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. Butler, 7 April 1864, CW, 7:289.

President transmits to House of Representatives report of secretary of war regarding transfer of Maj. Nathaniel H. McLean. Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 7 April 1864, CW, 7:290.

Friday, April 7, 1865.+-

City Point, VA.

President forwards to Secretary of War Stanton telegrams from Generals Humphreys, Meade, and Wright. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 7 April 1865, CW, 8:390-92.

Interviews Assistant Secretary of War Dana and remarks that "Sheridan seemed to be getting Virginia soldiers out of the war faster than this legislature could think." Official Records—Armies 1, XLVI, pt. 3, 619.

Reviews troops and tires himself out shaking hands. Elizabeth Keckley, Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House (1868: reprint, Buffalo, NY: Stansil and Lee, 1931), 168.

Congressmen James G. Blaine (Maine) and Elihu Washburne (Ill.), on trip to front, visit President on board steamer River Queen in evening. Rice, 43-44.

Lincoln telegraphs Gen. Grant: "Gen. Sheridan says 'If the thing is pressed I think Lee will surrender.' Let the thing be pressed." Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 7 April 1865, CW, 8:392.