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Sunday, August 1, 1847-Friday, August 6, 1847.+-

Sunday, August 1, 1847-Friday, August 6, 1847.

Lincoln invites some of the delegates attending Illinois's state constitutional convention to his home. David Davis, a convention delegate from Bloomington, is one of approximately twenty guests. In a letter to his wife, Davis recalled the affair: "Mr. Lincoln invited about 20 gentlemen of the Convention to his house last week. No ladies present--not even Mrs. Lincoln...The Bill of fare the same as is usual in this town. Mrs. L. I am told accompanies her husband to Washington City next winter. She wishes to loom largely. You cant make a gentleman in his outward appearance, out of Lincoln to save your life." David Davis to Sarah W. Davis, 8 August 1847, David Davis Family Papers, folder B-2, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Monday, August 2, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln votes straight Whig ticket in county election. Whigs win every office. Election Returns.

Tuesday, August 3, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys sewing materials ($1.39) and merchandise, $2.44. Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Thursday, August 5, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Committee on projected railroad from Springfield to Alton reports in "Journal." Expense of grading, population to be served, products to be transported and estimated value, probable income, possibility of connections with East, and means of financing are dealt with. John Calhoun's name heads list of signers, with Lincoln's second.Report on Alton and Springfield Railroad, 5 August 1847, CW, 1:398-405.

Lincoln signs bond for John M. Cabiniss, constable. Photocopy.

Thursday, August 12, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys 30¢ worth of pearl buttons and needles. Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Wednesday, August 25, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws up mortgage, charging $5, for James A. Barrett, who borrows $1,100 from William F. Thornton, secured by mortgage on 575 acres in Sangamon County. Lincoln & Herndon Fee Book.

Monday, August 30, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys clothing material, 75¢. Irwin Ledger.

He and J. Robinson address meeting of Sangamon Temperance Union. One listener signs pledge. William H. Townsend, Lincoln and Liquor (New York: Press of the Pioneers, 1935), 60.

[Members of Constitutional Convention who favor Zachary Taylor for President hold evening meeting in Capitol. Some 50 Whigs attend. Illinois Gazette, 11 September 1847.]

Tuesday, August 31, 1847.+-

Springfield, IL.

[At Springfield, Constitutional Convention adjourns.]