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Friday, December 9, 1831.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln and Charles Maltby witness three deeds given by John M. Camron and Polly Camron. Two are to John McNamar, who buys for $200 a 40-acre tract and for $250 an 80-acre tract on Sand Ridge seven miles northwest of New Salem. The third is to David Whary, who purchases Lot 12 in New Salem for $16. Sangamon County Deed Book E, 309-10, Sangamon County Deed Book F, 48-50, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois Springfield.

Tuesday, December 9, 1834.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Committee to which Lincoln was appointed yesterday reports with amendment which is accepted. Lincoln introduces "act to limit the jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace." He gives notice that he intends to introduce bill to authorize Samuel Musick to build toll bridge across Salt Creek in Sangamon County.House Journal; Photocopy.

Wednesday, December 9, 1835.+-

Vandalia, IL.

John Henry of Morgan, Whig, proposes resolution condemning as antirepublican convention system for nominations. Lincoln and Henry call for yeas and nays on vote to table resolution. Lincoln and 18 others vote nay as it is tabled.House Journal.

Friday, December 9, 1836.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Gov. Duncan addresses legislature, denouncing President Jackson's policies. He points out difficulties attendant on sale of state bonds to finance internal improvements, necessity of militia, need of public education, and recommends that state purchase stock reserved in state bank. House Journal.

Monday, December 9, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Legislature meets in Springfield for first time. House sits in Second Presbyterian Church. Oscar Love and Richard Kerr of Pike contest seat. Debate is held on resolution of Williams of Adams referring case to election committee. Lincoln, Webb of White, and Marshall of Gallatin support resolution.House Journal; Alton Telegraph, 21 December 1839.

Lincoln writes and signs petition to review in David Bailey v. Cromwell & McNaghton.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, December 9, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Act to vacate plat of town of Livingston is on Lincoln's motion referred to select committee composed of Lincoln, Gridley of McLean, and Menard of Tazewell. House Journal.

Thursday, December 9, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, deposits $70 cash into Lincoln's account with a Springfield store/bank. Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 9 December 1841, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Friday, December 9, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln represent Henry Arnold in the preliminary hearing of the bankruptcy case In re Arnold before Judge Pope in the U.S. District Court.Record.

Saturday, December 9, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws up affidavit and exhibit in Todd v. Ware, chancery suit. Upon this affidavit and exhibit, in connection with pleadings, exhibits, and depositions, Logan & Lincoln for complainant move court to rule defendant to file, or produce instanter notes mentioned in pleas.Record.

Monday, December 9, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Napier v. Wooldridge, defendant withdraws his plea and plaintiff agrees to take no exceptions to defendant's notice. William H. Herndon is admitted to Sangamon County bar. In Supreme Court, Robbins, attorney for plaintiffs, files motions inLockridge v. Foster and Lazell v. Francis. Logan & Lincoln represent defendants.Record.

Tuesday, December 9, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Justice Caton arrives, but Supreme Court lacks quorum and adjourns.] Lincoln writes and signs assignment of error in Fell v. Price and Edwards, and Simpson v. Ranlett (SC).Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, December 9, 1847.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln is appointed to two standing committees—Committee on Post Office and Post Roads and Committee on Expenditures in War Department. House adjourns until December 13, 1847 at 12 o'clock. Congressional Globe.

Monday, December 9, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Circuit Court Lincoln & Herndon dismiss McNew v. McNew at cost of their client, complainant. In two other cases in which they represent complainants—Burkhardt et al. v. Brown et al., and Enos v. Wright et al.—they secure rules on defendants to answer. Record.

Thursday, December 9, 1852.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln and Johnston hear claims against canal. Chicago Democratic Press, 10 December 1852.

Friday, December 9, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

State's attorney drops prosecution of two cases of People v. Williams, indictments for murder and assault. Lincoln & Herndon are Williams' attorneys. They dismiss Martin v. Martin, chancery, and agree to submit Snow & Keys for use of Keys v. DeCamp, assumpsit, to arbitrators. They file demurrer to defendant's cross-bill in Shoup v. Owens, and amended bills in McGraw v. Adams et al., and Sperry v. Sperry. Record.

Tuesday, December 9, 1856.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln has patent case, Durfee et al. v. Sherman et al., in U.S. Circuit Court. Complainants, owners of patent for steam dredging machine, seek injunction to restrain defendants from operating another dredging machine on ground of infringement. Beckwith represents complainants, Goodrich and Lincoln defendants. Chicago Journal, 10 December 1856.

Wednesday, December 9, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

In cases filed December 7, 1857, Lincoln files declarations. Files.

Thursday, December 9, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon file documents for plaintiff Peter Ambos in two related cases that are scheduled to be heard during the U.S. Circuit Court's January term. In the case of Ambos v. James A. Barret & Co., Lincoln & Herndon file promissory notes, a declaration, and a praecipe. Ambos, the Treasurer of the Columbus Machine Manufacturing Company, located in Ohio, alleges that the defendants failed to repay several promissory notes that they issued to the plaintiff. Ambos seeks $15,000 in damages. In the case of Ambos v. Barret et ux., Lincoln & Herndon file a bill to foreclose on the mortgage of defendants James A. Barret and his wife, Eliza B. Barret. Ambos claims that he received four promissory, totaling $8,700, from the Barrets. The defendants secured the notes with a mortgage on some land located in Sangamon County (Illinois). Ambos alleges that the Barrets failed to repay the notes and he further alleges that the defendants used sections of the same land to secure a promissory note that the couple gave to another lender, Henry VonPhul. Promissory Notes, filed 9 December 1858, Ambos v. James A. Barret & Co., Record Group 21, case file 518; Declaration, Praecipe, filed 9 December 1858, Ambos v. James A. Barret & Co., Record Group 21, case file 518; Clerk's Docket, 9 December 1858, Ambos v. James A. Barret & Co., Record Group 21, [Clerk's] General Docket, Vol. 1, fol. 104; Clerk's Docket, 9 December 1858, Ambos v. Barret et ux., Record Group 21, [Clerk's] General Docket, Vol., fol. 104; Bill to Foreclose Mortgage, filed 9 December 1858, Ambos v. Barret et ux., Record Group 21, case file 516; Mortgage Deed, filed 9 March 1858, Ambos v. Barret et ux., Record Group 21, case file 516, all in U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Illinois, National Archives and Records Administration, Great Lakes Region, Chicago, IL; Mortgage Certificate (copy), filed 12 March 1858, Ambos v. Barret et ux., microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Friday, December 9, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Judd, avowing his belief in Judd's loyalty in spite of constant charges to contrary. "As to the charge of your intriguing for Trumbull against me, I believe as little of that as any other charge." Lincoln says he is pledged not to contest Trumbull's seat, although he "would rather have a full term in the Senate than in the Presidency." He writes notes to two Kansas Republicans, Levant L. Jones and Daniel W. Wilder, explaining why he could not accept their invitations on his Kansas tour. Abraham Lincoln to Norman B. Judd, 9 December 1859, CW, 3:505-6; Abraham Lincoln to Levant L. Jones, 9 December 1859, CW, 3:504-5; Abraham Lincoln to Daniel W. Wilder, 9 December 1859, CW, 3:506.

He makes $87 bank deposit. Marine Bank Ledger.

Monday, December 9, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives memorial from meeting at Church of the Puritans asking release of Rev. George Gordon, president of Iberia College, Ohio. N.Y. Tribune, 10 December 1861.

Transmits to House of Representatives report "relative to the intervention of certain European Powers in the affairs of Mexico." Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 9 December 1861, CW, 5:61.

Inquires of Gen. McClellan: "Is it true that [Gen. John M.] Schofield is, or is to be ordered East? My expectation & wish was for him to remain in Mo. Please answer." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 9 December 1861, CW, 5:61-62.

Tuesday, December 9, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends to Senate correspondence relative to attempted seizure of Joseph Fauchet, minister from France, by commander of "Africa" [on August 1, 1795]. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 9 December 1862, CW, 5:547-48.

Cautions Gen. Henry H. Sibley not to hang innocent Indian as a result of confusing similar names. Nicolay to Sibley, 9 December 1862, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Irwin withdraws $1,500 from Springfield Marine Bank, as personal loan. Pratt, Personal Finances, 177.]

Wednesday, December 9, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

"The President's Message will be read this morning in both Houses of Congress, at half-past twelve o'clock." Washington Chronicle, 9 December 1863.

Many call at White House to congratulate President on message to Congress. Lincoln says that only person who objected to message was Sec. Chase. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Friday, December 9, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

Dr. Robert K. Stone, Lincoln family physician, to call at 9 A.M. tomorrow to talk about way to oblige his wife's family in Richmond. Abraham Lincoln to Robert K. Stone, 9 December 1864, CW, 8:161.

Lincoln attends theater accompanied by Senator Charles Sumner (Mass.) and a foreign minister. Because he went without a guard, Marshal Ward H. Lamon offers his resignation. George S. Bryan, The Great American Myth (New York: Carrick & Evans, 1940), 69; Ward H. Lamon to Abraham Lincoln, 10 December 1864, Lamon Papers, Huntington Library, San Marino, California.