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Wednesday, April 8, 1840.+-

En route to Alton, IL.

Friday, April 8, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln participate in six cases in the Sangamon County Circuit Court. In the case of Herndon v. Cutter, the jury rules in favor of their client John R. Herndon, and the court awards Herndon court costs and $475 in damages. Logan & Lincoln, along with attorneys Edward D. Baker and Albert T. Bledsoe, represent plaintiffs Clement D. March and Augustus V. Schemerhorn in the case of Schemerhorn & March v. Taylor. They ask the court to dismiss the suit, and the court grants the dismissal. In the case of Roll v. Hill, Logan & Lincoln, as attorneys for plaintiff Jacob C. Roll, argue against the defendant's motion to dissolve an injunction. Logan & Lincoln represent plaintiffs John G. Bassett and Darius North in the case of North & Bassett v. State Bank of Illinois. The attorneys for the State Bank file a plea, and Logan & Lincoln withdraw the first count of their declaration. In the U. S. District Court, Logan & Lincoln represent Henry Dishon in his bankruptcy case, In re Dishon. Judgment, 8 April 1842, Herndon v. Cutter, Record G, 362; Judgment, 8 April 1842, Schemerhorn & March v. Taylor, Record G, 362; Judgment, 8 April 1842, Roll v. Hill, Record G, 363; Judge's Docket Entry, March Term 1842, North & Bassett v. State Bank of Illinois, Docket Book C; Order, 8 April 1842, North & Bassett v. State Bank of Illinois, Record G, 360, all in Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield; Order, 8 April 1842, In re Dishon, in General Bankruptcy Record 2, 506, U. S. District Court of Illinois, RG 21, National Archives, Great Lakes Region, Chicago, IL.

Monday, April 8, 1844.+-

Tremont, IL.

Lincoln writes answer in Moore v. Davis; he writes and files Davis' affidavit.Photocopy.

Lincoln, Baker, and Calhoun make two speeches each in Tazewell County before they move on to Woodford Circuit Court at Hanover.Register, 19 April 1844.

Thursday, April 8, 1847.+-

Tremont, IL.

Peters for plaintiff and James and Lincoln for defendant argue plaintiff's demurrer in Wells v. Clark. Court takes it under advisement. Case is action for debt. Record.

Tuesday, April 8, 1851.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln and Edward Jones lose Perkins v. Hall when a jury finds for plaintiff for the sum of $544 debt and one cent damages. Lincoln and Jones then file a motion for a new trial which the court takes under consideration. Signing "James & Lincoln," Lincoln writes and files plaintiff's replication in Atchison for use of Allen v. Pekin, Illinois and the defendant joins the issue. In Atchison for use of Allen v. Pekin, Illinois and Hamilton v. Pekin, Illinois the court grants the defendant leave to answer both complaints jointly. Lincoln and Benjamin F. James represent the plaintiffs, while Benjamin S. Prettyman and Halsey O. Merriman represent Pekin. Replication, filed 8 April 1851, Atchison for use of Allen v. Pekin, Illinois, Copy, IHi.

Thursday, April 8, 1852.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln arrives in Pekin on the second day of the Tazewell County Circuit Court in time to participate in several cases in which he represents Gideon Hawley. In a criminal case for obstructing a road, People v. Hawley, Lincoln defends Hawley. The jury cannot agree on a verdict, and Judge Davis discharges the jury and sets the case aside for a rehearing. In Gibson et al. v. Hawley, the court rules in favor of Hawley by arresting an earlier judgment against him. The plaintiffs in Cullom et al. v. Hawley and in Gibson et al. v. Hawley dismiss their cases against Hawley. Order, 8 April 1852, People v. Hawley, General Record F, 352; Judgment, 8 April 1852, Gibson et al. v. Hawley, General Record F, 353; Judgment, 8 April 1852,Cullom et al. v. Hawley, General Record F, 353; Judgment, 8 April 1852,Gibson et al. v. Hawley, General Record F, 355, all in Tazewell County Circuit Court, Tazewell County Courthouse, Pekin, IL.

Friday, April 8, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln withdraws $310 from his account at Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Company. Marine Bank Ledger.

Lincoln sells to William M. Dorman for $100 quarter section of land in Gallatin County on which Lincoln took mortgage as guarantee of his fee in Dorman et ux. v. Lane, begun in 1842. Abraham Lincoln to William M. Dorman, 8 April 1853, CW, 2:193.

Tuesday, April 8, 1856.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln writes and files certificate of publication in Bishop v. Bishop et al.Record.

Thursday, April 8, 1858.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[Herndon is in Chicago part of this week, probably at Lincoln's suggestion, conferring with "leading Republicans" on calling state convention and giving battle to Douglas. They decide to call convention. Herndon to Trumbull, 12 April 1858, Lyman Trumbull Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.]

Friday, April 8, 1859.+-

Bloomington, IL.

In court Lincoln is occupied with case involving Bloomington Gas Light and Coke Co., which had been sold under mechanic's lien. Lincoln is one of counsel for purchaser, who is resisting motion to set aside sale. Bloomington Pantagraph, 13 April 1859.

In evening Lincoln is scheduled to lecture on Inventions, but audience is so small engagement is cancelled. Bloomington Pantagraph, 6 April 1859, 9 April 1859, 13 April 1859; IHi—Journal, XXVIII, 96-7; Sherman D. Wakefield, How Lincoln Became President: The Part Played by Bloomington, Illinois, and Certain of Its Citizens in Preparing Him for the Presidency and Securing his Nomination and Election (New York: Wilson-Erickson, 1936), 101-2.

[Robert buys six bars of lead and charges to his father's account at John Williams & Co. Pratt, Personal Finances, 149.]

Monday, April 8, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Sec. Seward reads to President from London "Times" opinion that citizens of U.S. and Great Britain are of same descent and their ambitions for civilization will always be the same. Frederic Bancroft, The Life of William H. Seward, 2 vols. (New York: Harper, 1900), 2:162-63.

President holds public reception. Randall, Lincoln, 1:369.

Prominent New York Republicans George Opdyke, David Dudley Field, James Wadsworth, and Horace Greeley write to Lincoln and recommend that he name someone from their "wing of the party" to the post of Surveyor of the Port of New York. Lincoln had already chosen a Greeley-backed candidate to fill the Collector's position. On Greeley's envelope, Lincoln jots down a comment about the fractious New York Republicans: "Greely, Opdyke, Field & Wadsworth, in favor of having the two big puddings on the same side of the board." Horace Greeley and others to Abraham Lincoln, 8 April 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, April 8, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meeting occupied with military matters. Bates, Diary.

Wednesday, April 8, 1863.+-

Falmouth, VA.

During a visit to the Army of the Potomac's headquarters, President Lincoln "reviews . . . some sixty thousand men," representing four infantry corps. Journalist Noah Brooks accompanies Lincoln's party, and recalls, "[I]t was a splendid sight to witness their grand martial array as they wound over hills and rolling ground, coming from miles around . . . The President expressed himself as delighted with the appearance of the soldiery . . . It was noticeable that the President merely touched his hat in return salute to the officers, but uncovered to the men in the ranks." Noah Brooks, Washington in Lincoln's Time (New York: Rinehart & Company, 1958), 51-55; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 10 April 1863, 2d ed., 2:1.

Telegraphs Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles that Richmond papers report: 1. "'Important movements are taking place here; but for military reasons no particulars can yet be telegraphed;'" 2. "'On yesterday morning eight Monitors and ironclads were off the bar at Charleston. . . . May Heaven shield Charleston from all the rage of her enemies and ours.' " Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, 8 April 1863, CW, 6:165-66.

Friday, April 8, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. Gideon Welles, Diary.

Signs act to authorize the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind, later Gallaudet University, to confer degrees. RG 11: United States Government Documents Having General Legal Effect, Entry 6: Laws of the United States, Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789-1962, Vault, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

"The President, with Mrs. Lincoln and Sec. Seward and family, will visit Ford's Theatre this evening to witness Edwin Forrest's grand impersonation of King Lear" in Shakespeare's King Lear. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 8 April 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

Saturday, April 8, 1865.+-

City Point, VA and En route on Steamboat River Queen.

President meets Cong. Washburne (Ill.) on shore in morning and hands him letter for Robert at front. Rice, 44.

Marquis de Chambrun and Sen. Sumner (Mass.) go aboard River Queen, and President shows them seating arrangement of Hampton Roads Conference. Rufus R. Wilson, ed., Intimate Memories of Lincoln (Elmira, NY: Primavera Press, 1942), 581.

Presidential party, including Mrs. Lincoln and friends, goes by special train to Petersburg. Rufus R. Wilson, ed., Intimate Memories of Lincoln (Elmira, NY: Primavera Press, 1942), 581.

President inspects hospital camps and confers with generals at headquarters on far side of town. On drive back to railroad station, stops to have everyone admire tree he remembers from previous visit. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 10 April 1865, 3d ed., Extra, 2:2; Adolphe de Pineton, marquis de Chambrun, Impressions of Lincoln and the Civil War: A Foreigner's Account (New York: Random House, 1952), 78-83.

In evening military band on transport comes alongside the River Queen and gives farewell concert to Presidential party. President requests two numbers: "Marseillaise" and "Dixie." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 10 April 1865, 3d ed., Extra, 2:2; Adolphe de Pineton, marquis de Chambrun, Impressions of Lincoln and the Civil War: A Foreigner's Account (New York: Random House, 1952), 78-83.

At 11 P.M. Presidential party leaves City Point, for return trip to Washington. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 10 April 1865, 3d ed., Extra, 2:2; National Intelligencer, 10 April 1865.