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Monday, August 15, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln again writes to T. J. Turner about Adams case: "When I served notice on Logan I promised him that if he would name any attorney in the vicinity . . . to be present at the taking of the depositions, I would request you to notify him of the time and place, but he is gone off to the 'World's Fair' . . . [New York] without having named any." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas J. Turner, 15 August 1853, CW, 2:201.

Wednesday, August 17, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys pole from Obed Lewis carriage shop. Obed Lewis Account Books.

Monday, August 22, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Register reports incorporation of town of Lincoln, 30 miles northeast of Springfield on Chicago & Mississippi Railroad. "The town was named by the proprietors of whom our enterprising citizen, Virgil Hickox, is one, in honor of A. Lincoln, esq., the attorney of the Chicago and Mississippi Railroad Company."]

Wednesday, August 24, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws power of attorney for Virgil Hickox and John D. Gillette, proprietors of town of Lincoln, authorizing Col. Robt. B. Latham, third proprietor, to have town platted and surveyed and to sell lots. Lawrence B. Stringer, ed., History of Logan County, 2 vols. (Chicago: Pioneer Publishing Co., 1911), 1:567-68; William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

Thursday, August 25, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has his buggy repaired ($1). Obed Lewis Account Books.

Monday, August 29, 1853.+-

Lincoln, IL.

First sale of lots takes place in new town. Ninety are sold at prices ranging from $40 to $150. [According to tradition Lincoln is present. At noon he purchases two watermelons and carries one under each arm to public square. There he invites Latham, Hickox, and Gillette, proprietors, to join him, saying, "Now we'll christen the new town."] Lawrence B. Stringer, ed., History of Logan County, 2 vols. (Chicago: Pioneer Publishing Co., 1911), 1:568-69.

Tuesday, August 30, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Register and Illinois Journal announce that Lincoln will speak on "Colonization" at First Presbyterian Church this evening. "The subject is of deep interest and growing magnitude," says Register, "and well worthy of consideration on the part of all good patriots and well-wishers of humanity. . . . The subject and the speaker are both attractive. Let them meet with an appreciative audience."