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Saturday, November 9, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files declaration in U.S. Circuit Court in Hooper, Martin, & Smith v. Haines & Son, alleging failure of defendant to pay promissory note for $567.28, and debt of $12.63.Record.

Lincoln takes for collection three notes of D. B. Hill to Kerr & Co. totaling $2,045.78.Stuart & Lincoln fee book.

Monday, November 9, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Fall term of Sangamon County Circuit Court begins. It closes December 3, 1840. Lincoln receives $19 from state auditor for bringing election returns from Lawrence County. Photocopy.

Tuesday, November 9, 1841.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Trent v. Taylor, case involving right of property, is tried by jury. Jury awards property to complainant, Lincoln's client.Record.

Lincoln annotates bond of Jacob Bale in Bale v. Elmore, appeal from justice court.Photocopy.

Wednesday, November 9, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is busy in his office. He signs bond of John Calhoun in Schemerhorn & March v. Taylor, and agrees to pay all costs in Weber for use of Lane & Webb v. Weber, suit involving collection of note for $250, and writes petition asking judgment for debt and damages in Richardson v. Constant & White. Logan & Lincoln got judgment for plaintiff for amount of note and $102.16 damages November 24, 1841.Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, November 9, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

On or about this day Lincoln writes to John McNamar, Menard County assessor, about payment of taxes on Menard land, enclosing money.Abraham Lincoln to John McNamar, [9?] November 1843, CW, 1:330.

Lincoln writes and files, for plaintiff, petition and note in Tibbs v. Miller.Photocopy.

Monday, November 9, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon Circuit Court convenes and remains in session until November 23, 1846. Lincoln & Herndon get judgment for $107.75 and costs inWallace and Diller v. Merryman. They appear for complainant in Hampton v. Hall and get judgment for land. They represent plaintiff in Hampton v. Wadkins. Duryee v. Dykeman, trespass, in which they represent defendant, is continued. Lincoln wins by default Pius v. Carrigan, debt action, when plaintiff's attorney reports his client deceased.Record.

Sunday, November 9, 1851.+-

Shelbyville, IL.

Having received another letter from Johnston, Lincoln writes: "I still think as I did; but if the land can be sold so that I get three hundred dollars to put to interest for mother, I will not object if she does not. But before I will make a deed, the money must be had, or secured, beyond all doubt, at ten per cent." Abraham Lincoln to John D. Johnston, 9 November 1851, CW, 2:112.

Thursday, November 9, 1854.+-

Clinton, IL.

Case which is to have long history is called but continued, Allen v. Illinois Central RR Swett and McKinley represent plaintiff, Lincoln and Moore defendant. Plaintiff claims that in construction of railroad he has been damaged through obstruction of drain and removal of earth. Transcript of Record, Supreme Court Files.

Lincoln corrects plea filed in Williams v. Clearwater. Photocopy.

Monday, November 9, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln adds his own endorsement to petition for George High's pardon, and takes documents to Gov. Bissell, who issues pardon. Petition to William H. Bissell for Pardon of George High, [7 November 1857], CW, 2:426.

Tuesday, November 9, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Sangamon County Circuit Court, Lincoln & Herndon file an amended petition for the plaintiff in the case of Huntington v. Huttenhouser. George L. Huntington alleges that the defendant Lewis Huttenhouser owes him money for the labor he performed on Huttenhouser's property. Lincoln & Herndon also ask the Court to continue the case, and the Court grants the request. Judgment, 9 November 1858, Huntington v. Huttenhouser, Record R, 359, Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL.

Friday, November 9, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Late returns forecast Trumbull's re-election. But trouble is brewing south. Lincoln reads dispatch that he has been hanged in effigy at Pensacola, Florida. Correspondent reports: "I am told that Mr. Lincoln considers the feeling at the South to be limited to a very small number, though very intense." N.Y. Tribune, 10 November 1860.

Lincoln thanks John Comstock of Peoria for barrel of flour manufactured during Republican procession at Peoria August 31, 1860. He asks Nathan Sargent whom "Judge Campbell" favors for secretary of state, and thanks Gen. Winfield Scott for sending copy of his views on crisis. Abraham Lincoln to John Comstock, 9 November 1860, CW, 4:137; Abraham Lincoln to Nathan Sargent, 9 November 1860, CW, 4:137.

Saturday, November 9, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln sends congratulations to José Joaquin Perez, new President of Chile. Abraham Lincoln to José Joaquin Perez, 9 November 1861, CW, 5:19.

Receives Gen. McClellan's apology for being unable to attend him this evening. Marcy to Lincoln, 9 November 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sunday, November 9, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Gen. Burnside assumes command of Army of Potomac as ordered by President on November 5, 1862. Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, [5 November 1862], CW, 5:485-86.

[Mrs. Lincoln still at Parker House in Boston. Boston Journal, 11 November 1862.]

President writes her: "Mrs. Cuthbert [seamstress] & Aunt Mary [nurse] want to move to the White House, because it has grown so cold at Soldiers Home. Shall they?" Abraham Lincoln to Mary Lincoln, 9 November 1862, CW, 5:492.

Monday, November 9, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Gen. Butler's wife calls on Mrs. Lincoln, who is absent, and receives greetings from President. Butler, Correspondence, 3:139.

Committee of merchants and citizens of New York, headed by John J. Astor, Jr., Robert B. Roosevelt, and Nathaniel Sands, presents petition to President relative to Gen. Dix running for mayor of New York City. Astor and Roosevelt to Lincoln, 7 November 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to John J. Astor, Jr., and Others, 8 November 1863, CW, 7:5.

President and Mrs. Lincoln, along with private secretary John Hay and others, attend performance at Ford's Theatre starring John Wilkes Booth in The Marble Heart by Charles Selby. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Telegraphs Gen. Burnside at Knoxville: "Have seen despatch from Gen. Grant about your loss at Rogersville. Per-contra, about the same time [Gen. William W.] Averell & [Gen. Alfred N.] Duffie got considerable advantage of the enemy at and about Lewisburg, Va; and on Saturday, the 7th. Meade drove the enemy from Rappahannock-station, and Kellys-ford, capturing 8 battleflags, four guns, and over eighteen hundred prisoners, with very little loss to himself. Let me hear from you." Abraham Lincoln to Ambrose E. Burnside, 9 November 1863, CW, 7:5-6.

Lincoln writes to treasury department agent Benjamin F. Flanders, of New Orleans, regarding Louisiana's re-entry into the Union. Lincoln asks Flanders to ponder General Benjamin Butler's proposition that "a vote be taken . . . whether there shall be a State convention to repeal the Ordinance of secession, and remodel the State constitution." In Lincoln's opinion, "the act of secession is legally nothing, and needs no repealing." Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. Flanders, 9 November 1863, CW, 7:6-7.

Proposes that Judge Logan bring Mrs. W. H. Lamon, his daughter, to ceremony at Gettysburg on 19th. Lamon will act as marshal on occasion of dedicating cemetery there. Abraham Lincoln to Stephen T. Logan, 9 November 1863, CW, 7:7.

Congratulates Gen. Meade: "I have seen your dispatches about operations on the Rappahannock on Saturday, and I wish to say, 'Well done.' " Abraham Lincoln to George G. Meade, 9 November 1863, CW, 7:7.

Telegraphs Maj. John E. Mulford at Fortress Monroe, Va. "Let Mrs. Clark go with Mrs. Todd." [Mrs. Lincoln is known to have used name "Mrs. Clark" when she wished to travel incognito.] Abraham Lincoln to John E. Mulford, 9 November 1863, CW, 7:7-8.

Wednesday, November 9, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Between 1 and 2 A.M. President is serenaded and makes speech. Washington Chronicle, 10 November 1864.

At 2 A.M. is serenaded and makes speech. Randall, Lincoln, 4:260.

Capt. Thomas arrives with band and group of Pennsylvanians about 2:30 A.M. Lincoln speaks from window and then returns to White House. Hay, Letters and Diary; Response to a Serenade, 8 November 1864, CW, 8:96.

"Abraham Lincoln re-elected by an overwhelming majority." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 9 November 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 1:4.

Lincoln dictates telegram to be sent to Dr. Henry; decides "I don't believe it would look well for a message from me to go traveling around the country blowing my own horn"; so Noah Brooks signs it. Noah Brooks, "Personal Reminiscences of Lincoln," Scribner's Monthly 15 (1877/1878):677; Abraham Lincoln to Anson G. Henry, 9 November 1864, CW, 8:98.

Declines invitation to meeting in rooms of Union League Club of New York, honoring Prof. Goldwin Smith of Oxford. Abraham Lincoln to Charles Butler, 9 November 1864, CW, 8:97-98.

Presents ox, "General Grant," to National Sailors' Fair in Boston. Washington Chronicle, 13 November 1864; Rice to Lincoln, 22 November 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Informs Commissioner French: "If Commissioner of Public Buildings chooses to give laborers at White House a holiday I have no objections." Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin B. French, 9 November 1864, CW, 8:98.