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Saturday, June 7, 1823.+-

Spencer County, IN.

[Thomas Lincoln joins Pigeon Baptist Church by letter.Pigeon Church Record.]

Thursday, June 7, 1832.+-

En route to Dixon's Ferry, IL.

Capt. Iles' company reaches Dixon's Ferry in afternoon, and camps at spring half mile above ferry on left bank of river. Iles and Lt. Col. James D. Henry, who has come along for excitement, cross river and report to Col. Taylor. A few days before, when Taylor ordered company of volunteers to march to Galena, the men refused. Taylor wrote: "The more I see of the militia the less confidence I have of their effecting any thing of importance."Elijah Iles, Sketches of Early Life and Times in Kentucky, Missouri, and Illinois (Springfield, IL: Springfield Printing Co., 1883), 46-48; Taylor to Atkinson, 2 June 1832, 9 June 1832, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Tuesday, June 7, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

[County Commissioners' Court allows Lincoln, Conover, and Jeter $1.50 each for services in viewing and locating a road. County Commissioners' Record D, 248-49.]

Monday, June 7, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

[U.S. Circuit Court convenes in Springfield with 200 cases on calendar. Sometime during this term Lincoln appears for plaintiff in Lincoln v. Tower, action of debt on judgment obtained in Massachusetts. Edwards and Hall appear for defendant. Lincoln wins case.2 McLean, 473.

Christian County Circuit Court commences two-day term at Taylorville.]

Tuesday, June 7, 1842.+-

Taylorville, IL.

[In U.S. Circuit Court during June term, Logan & Lincoln represent plaintiff in January for use of Stettinius & January v. Duncan, action on note for $4,000 given by W. B. Archer to Joseph Duncan and assigned by him to plaintiff. Defendant's demurrer is sustained, but plaintiff is given leave to amend declaration.3 McLean 19.]

Friday, June 7, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Defendant defaults in Barrett v. Kilbourne in U.S. Circuit Court. Court orders 440 acres of land in Christian County sold to pay debt of $500 and damages and costs of $140.58. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff. They get judgments for $5,242.10 and $1,051.28 in two cases of Fassett et al. v. Blackwell. Lincoln signs firm name to judgment docket attesting full payment of judgment won November 22, 1843 in Alexander Brother v. Frink, Walker & Co., $612.50 damages and $22.12 costs.Record.

Saturday, June 7, 1845.+-

Peoria, IL?

Logan & Lincoln obtain judgment for $2,904.68 for plaintiffs in Hite et al. v. Kerney in U.S. Circuit Court.Record.

Thomas Ford, president of last night's meeting, appoints ten delegates to South Western Convention at Memphis: Murray McConnel, Baker, Douglas, E. D. Taylor, Hardin, John Reynolds, Lincoln, A. W. Cavarly, Wm. H. Bissell, and Mark Skinner.Sangamo Journal, 12 June 1845.

Monday, June 7, 1847.+-

Taylorville, IL.

On opening day of Christian County Circuit Court, Lincoln & Herndon for plaintiff in Faith v. Vandeveer submit to nonsuit with leave to move court to set aside. Their declaration asks $100 damages for "bright sorrel mare," which defendant refuses to return. Lincoln, for defendant in White v. White, appeal from Justice of the Peace court, loses when court orders defendant to pay plaintiff $26 and costs. Court finds for defendant, Lincoln's client, in White v. Northcutt. Record.

[In Springfield, convention called to frame new state constitution begins work. It sits until August 31, 1847. U.S. Circuit Court also begins session.]

Wednesday, June 7, 1848.+-

Philadelphia, PA.

Whig convention effects temporary organization. In afternoon ex-Gov. John M. Morehead is elected permanent chairman and other recommendations of committee on organization are accepted.N.Y. Tribune, 17 June 1848.

Thursday, June 7, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Several Whigs, including clerks of circuit and county courts, probate judge and sheriff, have signed petition in Butterfield's behalf. According to Butterfield, Lincoln and Stephen T. Logan are trying to persuade signers to retract and are circulating Lincoln petitions among farmers. IHi—Journal, XXV, 141.

Monday, June 7, 1852.+-

Taylorville, IL.

In the Christian County Circuit Court, the court appoints Lincoln to serve as the guardian ad litem for the minor heirs of Henry J. Hannas in the case of Thompson v. Shumway et al. Hannas died before completing a land sale to George S. Thompson, and Thompson is suing the administrator of Hannas's estate to complete the transaction. In the appeal case of Shaw v. Johnson, Lincoln represents plaintiff William Shaw, who is suing John L. Johnson to recover a debt. Judge David Davis hears the evidence, dismisses the suit, and orders Shaw to pay all of the court costs. John T. Stuart, Benjamin S. Edwards, and Lincoln represent plaintiff Leroy L. Hill in the case of Hill v. Bennett & Maupin, a dispute over a land sale. Hill dismisses his suit, and the court orders him to pay all of the court costs. In the case of People v. Brown, Lincoln defends Samuel Brown, who is accused of committing assault with a deadly weapon. Brown fired a gun at several people who were taking watermelons from his watermelon patch; Brown shot one of the trespassers in the back. Lincoln and fellow attorney Anthony Thornton appear in court with Brown. Judge Davis orders Brown to file a new bail bond for $300, and then continues the case until November 1852. Decree, 7 June 1852, Thompson v. Shumway et al., General Record 1, 406-7; Decree, 16 September 1851, Thompson v. Shumway et al., Probate Record 1 ½, 132; Henry J. Hannas to George S. Thompson, 12 March 1849, Thompson v. Shumway et al., case file; Order, 7 June 1852, Shaw v. Johnson, General Record 1, 400; Agreement, 17 March 1848, Hill v. Bennett and Maupin, case file; Decree, 7 June 1852, Hill v. Bennett and Maupin, General Record 1, 406; Judge's Docket Entry, June 1852 term, Hill v. Bennett and Maupin, Judge's Docket 1, all in Christian County Circuit Court, Christian County Courthouse, Taylorville, IL; Affidavit of Samuel Brown (copy), 19 November 1850, People v. Brown, copy files, IHi, Springfield, IL; Order, 7 June 1852, People v. Brown, General Record 1, 396, Christian County Circuit Court, Christian County Courthouse, Taylorville, IL.

[In Springfield, the state legislature convenes. Journal of the Senate of the Seventeenth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, at its Second Session (Springfield: Lanphier & Walker, 1852), ii; Journal of the House of Representatives of the Seventeenth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, at its Second Session (Springfield: Lanphier & Walker, 1852), ii; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 7 June 1852, 2:1.


Thursday, June 7, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Henry C. Whitney: "Logan is worse beaten than any other man ever was since elections were invented—beaten more than 1200 in this county. It is conceded on all hands that the Prohibitory law is also beaten." Abraham Lincoln to Henry C. Whitney, 7 June 1855, CW, 2:313.

Saturday, June 7, 1856.+-

Decatur, IL and Springfield, IL.

Lincoln appears briefly in court, then leaves for Springfield. In Overholt & Squier v. Christian County, Illinois he successfully moves appeal to Supreme Court. Reaching Springfield, he writes and files defendant's affidavit in Freeman & Bright v. Merriman in U.S. Circuit Court (see July 26, 1856). Record.

Then he writes to Senator Trumbull on politics. To defeat Buchanan, he says, nominate conservative, and suggests Judge John McLean of U.S. Supreme Court. He warns of danger of disregarding old Whig conservative sentiment."I think I may trust you to believe I do not say this on my own personal account." He will go for anyone not "platformed" on ground he considers wrong. Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 7 June 1856, CW, 2:342-43.

Monday, June 7, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the U. S. Circuit Court, Judge Samuel H. Treat rules in favor of the plaintiff George C. Tallman in the case of Tallman v. Harvey. Lincoln and John Clark represent Tallman in a dispute over the ownership of a tract of land located in Champaign County. The attorneys for both parties had argued the case before the court the previous June. On this day, Judge Treat awards Tallman the disputed land and one cent in damages. The Court also orders the defendant John F. Harvey to pay the court costs. Judgment, 7 June 1858, Tallman v. Harvey, Record Group 21, General Records, Vol. 1, 316; Order, 6 June 1857, Tallman v. Harvey, Record Group 21, General Records, Vol. 1, 153; Agreement, filed 8 June 1857, Tallman v. Harvey, Record Group 21, case file 101, all in U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Illinois, National Archives and Records Administration, Great Lakes Region, Chicago, IL.

Tuesday, June 7, 1859.+-

Chicago, IL.

[That Lincoln's visit to Chicago was unexpected is indicated by affidavit he files June 14, 1859 in Clark v. Jones.

This case is called June 7, 1859 and judgment awarded plaintiff by default. In his affidavit of 14th Lincoln states that he was defendant's attorney and was unexpectedly absent from Springfield June 6, 1859, June 7, 1859, and June 8, 1859. Files.

Lincoln's drug store account is charged for almond extract, and Robert buys six pounds of sugar at Smith's general store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 152, 157.]

Thursday, June 7, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Springfield Republicans hold rally to celebrate Lincoln's nomination, with procession in morning, speeches afternoon and evening, and closing torchlight procession. Illinois State Journal, 8 June 1860.

Lincoln writes to William M. Dickson, who is married to Mary Lincoln's cousin. Lincoln asks Dickson, of Cincinnati, Ohio, to investigate a bill Lincoln received from the proprietors of Cincinnati's Burnet House, where Lincoln stayed in September 1859, as a guest of Ohio Republicans. Lincoln explains, "I . . . was . . . told the bill 'was settled' 'was all right' or words to that effect. . . . I can and will pay it if it is right; but I do not wish to be 'diddled!['] Please do what you do quietly, having no fuss about it." William M. Dickson to Abraham Lincoln, 21 May 1860; Johnson & Saunders Co. to Abraham Lincoln, 5 June 1860, both in Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to William M. Dickson, 7 June 1860, CW. 3:72-73.

Friday, June 7, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Funeral of Senator Stephen A. Douglas (Ill.). Lincoln receives no visitors. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 7 June 1861, 2:2; National Republican (Washington, DC), 8 June 1861, 3:2.

[Government departments, municipal offices, public schools closed in deference to Douglas. New York Times, 8 June 1861; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 7 June 1861, 2:2.

Joseph Gawler, cabinet maker and undertaker, Penn. Ave. between 17th & 18th Sts. charges Executive Mansion account $28.00 for "224 yds. of Black cambric," $1.12 for "3 yds of Black crape" and $15.00 for "Drapeing the Building." DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 141-665.]

Saturday, June 7, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Approves act for collection of direct taxes in insurrectionary districts within U.S., and for other purposes. Stat. L., XII, 422.

White House announces there will be no music in "President's grounds" this season. National Intelligencer, 7 June 1862.

President writes recommendation: "The bearer of this, Edward Burke [Benke?], has been here at the White-House, several months, during my residence here, and has appeared to me to be a quiet, orderly, and faithful man." Recommendation for Edward Burke, 7 June 1862, CW, 5:263.

Telegraphs Gen. McClellan: "Your despatch about Chattanooga and Dalton was duly received and sent to Gen. Halleck. I have just received the following answer from him. We have Fort-Pillow, Randolph, and Memphis." Abraham Lincoln to Geroge B. McClellan, 7 June 1862, CW, 5:263.

Tuesday, June 7, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Frederick C. Meyer, chairman, Baltimore Convention, telegraphs Lincoln: "The Convention has just been called to order everything progressing." Meyer to Lincoln, 7 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President interviews Burton C. Cook, chairman of Illinois delegation to Baltimore Convention. Charles E. Hamlin, Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin (Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1899), 474.

Great Central Fair of U.S. Sanitary Commission opens in Philadelphia. President unable to accept invitation to dedicate event. Welsh to Lincoln, 23 May 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

9 P.M. Marshal Lamon telegraphs Lincoln from Baltimore Convention: "Enthusiastic unanimity beyond even my expectations. Preliminaries not yet settled. Nomination to be made tomorrow." Lamon to Lincoln, 7 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln deposits May salary warrant for $2,022.34 in Riggs Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 183.

Mrs. Lincoln goes to see opera Barber of Seville at Grover's Theatre. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 7 June 1864, 1:4.