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Monday, November 5, 1849.+-

Lexington, KY.

Lincoln writes to Secretary Preston, Navy, recommending Dr. John T. Parker, Mary Lincoln's uncle, for Kentucky "Hemp Agency." Abraham Lincoln to William B. Preston, 5 November 1849, CW, 2:66.

Tuesday, November 6, 1849.+-

Lexington, KY.

The Lincolns prepare to return home. Judge George Robertson is left in charge of Wickliffe case and it is agreed that Mrs. R. S. Todd, administratrix, shall bring suit to settle estate. William H. Townsend, Lincoln and His Wife's Home Town (Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1929), 222.

Wednesday, November 7, 1849-Tuesday, November 13, 1849.+-

Wednesday, November 7, 1849-Tuesday, November 13, 1849.

[Special session of Illinois legislature adjourns.] About this date the Lincolns must have left for home. Orville H. Browning, in his Diary, describes eight-day trip from Lexington to Quincy, Illinois, in summer of 1850. The Lincolns doubtless spend about same time to get from Lexington to Springfield.

Wednesday, November 14, 1849.+-

En route.

[On his return, Lincoln finds maid has charged "sundries" totaling $7.10 at Bunn's store, and 20¢ at Irwin's. Bunn Journal; Irwin Ledger, 18 October 1849-10 November 1849, passim.]

Thursday, November 15, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

"Mr. Lincoln returned to this city on Thursday evening last, from a journey of business to Kentucky, which occupied his time for some three or four weeks." Illinois Journal, 19 November 1849.

Friday, November 16, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln reads accumulated mail. Among his letters is one from J. M. Lucas of Land Office. Abraham Lincoln to Josiah M. Lucas, 1 November 1849, CW, 2:67.

Saturday, November 17, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln answers Lucas' letter: "I regret that the elections in the states have gone so badly; but I think there is some reason for hoping that this year has been the administration's 'darkest hour.' The appointments were it's most difficult task. . . . These are pretty much through with, and next we can get on grounds of measures—policy—where we can unite & rally again. At least, I hope so." Learning that Simeon Francis has not been appointed secretary of Oregon, or anything else, he telegraphs Secretary Ewing that he "most anxiously" desires Francis appointed Oregon surveyor general. Abraham Lincoln to Josiah M. Lucas,1 November 1849, CW, 2:67; Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Ewing, 1 November 1849, CW, 2:67.

Monday, November 19, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

In "Illinois Journal" Lincoln reads notice of article printed in Chicago "Journal" giving account of intemperate speech delivered by Usher F. Linder in Illinois legislature, and supposedly endorsed by Lincoln and other Whigs, denouncing Thomas Ewing for appointment of Butterfield. Abraham Lincoln to the Editor of the Chicago Journal, 21 November 1849, CW, 2:68.

Tuesday, November 20, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receives marked copy of Chicago "Journal" containing Linder's speech. Abraham Lincoln to the Editor of the Chicago Journal, 21 November 1849, CW, 2:68.

Wednesday, November 21, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to editor of Chicago "Journal": "I was absent, from before the commencement, till after the close of the late session of the legislature, and . . . the fact of such a speech having been delivered never came to my knowledge, till I saw a notice of your article, in the Illinois Journal. . . . Had the intention of any whig to deliver such a speech been known to me, I should . . . have endeavored to prevent it." Abraham Lincoln to the Editor of the Chicago Journal, 21 November 1849, CW, 2:68.

Thursday, November 22, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys merchandise, $1. Irwin Ledger.

Saturday, November 24, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln purchases $1.50 worth of groceries. Bunn Journal.

Sunday, November 25, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes letter of introduction for Dr. Anson G. Henry to Secretary of State Clayton. Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton, 25 November 1849, CW, 2:68-69.

Thursday, November 29, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes reply to answer in Eckel v. Warnick, and mails to J. S. Post, Decatur, with whom he is associated in case. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln buys wall lamp for $3.50. Bunn Journal.