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Tuesday, August 1, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Mason Brayman, for Lincoln's tenant, pays $22.50, quarterly rent, into Lincoln's bank account.Irwin Ledger.

Wednesday, August 2, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Having rejected Senate bill (Clayton Compromise), House frames bill giving territorial government to Oregon. Lincoln votes against amendment striking out provision extending Ordinance of 1787 to territory. It is defeated 88-114. Bill passes 129-71, Lincoln voting for it.Globe.

Thursday, August 3, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln attends session of House where army appropriations bill is considered.Globe.

Friday, August 4, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

While a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Lincoln co-authors a letter to Secretary of State James Buchanan. Lincoln and Representative James Houston Thomas of Tennessee request that Buchanan make available to them, "one democrat and one whig," some documents that Mexican leader Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna apparently sent to President Andrew Jackson in 1836 or 1837. Lincoln and Thomas are interested in "copies of the treaties or conventions, which he [Santa Anna] entered into with Texas." Lincoln and Thomas want to view the information "to clear up some misunderstanding in relation to that matter." In a postscript, Lincoln and Thomas write that they "do not insist upon" Buchanan's compliance with their request for the information if it "will impose any considerable amount of trouble upon" him. Abraham Lincoln and James Houston Thomas to James Buchanan, 4 August 1848, Record Group 59, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC; CW 10:10-11.

Saturday, August 5, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

House debates army appropriations bill and orders it engrossed and read third time. Lincoln is present.Globe; Journal.

Monday, August 7, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln attends House session which passes army bill.Journal.

["The House of Representatives, I learn, have been engaged during the whole day in making violent party speeches on the Presidential election," complains Polk in his Diary. ". . . This is a great outrage and they should be held to a strict account . . . for their wanton waste of the public time."]

Tuesday, August 8, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln reports resolution from Post Office Committee, moves its passage and speaks briefly. It is tabled.Globe.

"I am remaining here for two weeks to frank documents," he writes to William Schouler, editor of Boston Atlas. "Now that the Presidential candidates are all set, I will thank you for your undisguised opinion as to what New England generally, and Massachusetts particularly will do."Abraham Lincoln to William Schouler, [8?] August 1848, CW, 1:516.

Wednesday, August 9, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln attends House, which sits until 10:40 P.M.Journal.

[In Buffalo, Barnburner faction of Democratic party, some disaffected Whigs and abolitionists form Free Soil Party and nominate Van Buren.]

Thursday, August 10, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

House debates Senate amendments to general appropriations bill. Lincoln votes against amendment striking out Savannah River appropriation. It passes 95-92.Globe.

[Senate amends House bill establishing territorial government in Oregon by inserting provision extending Missouri Compromise line to Pacific.]

Friday, August 11, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

House votes down Senate amendment extending Missouri Compromise line. Vote is 82-121, Lincoln against it. Lincoln votes aye on passage of River and Harbor bill. It passes 118-62.Globe.

Saturday, August 12, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln attends House. A variety of business is taken up and House sits until 9:15 P.M.Journal; Globe.

Sunday, August 13, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

[Senate remains in session all night and at 10 A.M. passes Oregon bill with House provision excluding slavery by applying "restrictions and prohibitions" of Northwest Ordinance.Globe.]

Monday, August 14, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln announces that Committee on Expenditures in War Department has prepared report on extra compensation paid Cass and Taylor and asks suspension of rules to enable him to move printing of message of President and accompanying documents on which report is based. House refuses and adjourns sine die.Globe; Remarks in U. S. House of Representatives, 14 August 1848, CW, 1:517.

Thursday, August 17, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln signs form letter from Whig Executive Committee to Whig politicians, addresses, and dispatches them under his frank.Whig Circular Letter, [17 August] 1848, CW, 1:517-18.

Wednesday, August 23, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

[Illinois Journal announces that Whig State Committee has appointed "Assistant Taylor Electors for the State at large, with the understanding that they will take the stump, and labor industriously in the cause of 'Old Rough and Ready,' from now until November next." Lincoln is selected from Sangamon County.]

Thursday, August 24, 1848.+-

Seneca, MD.

About 600 persons attend bipartisan meeting. "Major George Peter, a thorough free-trade democrat, and the owner of a large number of slaves, and Mr. Lincoln, . . . a high protective tarriffite, free soil—Wilmot Proviso—abolition whig, supported the cause of Taylor. . . . Mr. Bouye of Rockville, and Mr. Lowe, Presidential Elector for the Western Shore, replied to Major Peter and Mr. Lincoln."Republican Citizen (Frederick, Md.), 1 September 1848.

Saturday, August 26, 1848.+-

Rockville, MD.

"The Whig Convention of Montgomery county [Md.] met at Rockville on Saturday last. . . . On the night of the same day the Rough and Ready Club held a meeting in the Courthouse, and was addressed in a most interesting speech by the Hon. Mr. Lincoln, of Illinois."National Intelligencer, 29 August 1848.

Monday, August 28, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

"The news we are receiving here now from all parts is on the look-up," writes Lincoln to William Schouler. From Ohio particularly comes news of great enthusiasm for Taylor. Lincoln has received no particulars from his own district but attributes Logan's defeat to the fact that Major Harris, his opponent, is popular by reason of his war service. "That there is any political change against us in the district I cannot believe."Abraham Lincoln to William Schouler, 28 August 1848, CW, 1:518-19.

Thursday, August 31, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

"The Rough and Ready Club held a meeting last night at their room on Sixth street. Messrs. Brady and Lincoln, of the House of Representatives, delivered addresses, in laudation of General Taylor and in opposition to the Democracy. The best spirit characterized those present, and many enrolled their names as contributors to furnish ammunition for the contest."Baltimore Clipper, 2 September 1848.