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Monday, February 2, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Further hearing in Dudley et ux. v. Crosthwait occupies court until adjournment. Browning and Bushnell represent plaintiff, Lincoln & Herndon defendant. Record.

Tuesday, February 3, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Arguments in Dudley et ux. v. Crosthwait are concluded, and court takes case under advisement. Record.

Thursday, February 5, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln give large party. Five hundred are invited, but owing to rain and bridal party in Jacksonville on same evening, only 300 attend. Orville H. Browning calls it "a large and pleasant party." Browning, Diary; Invitation, 5 February [1857], CW, 2:388.

Friday, February 6, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

The Lincolns are busy socially almost every evening. Sandburg and Angle, 198.]

Saturday, February 7, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

On motion of plaintiff's attorneys, Lincoln and Smith, Coffin v. Palmer et al. is continued in U.S. Circuit Court. Record.

Monday, February 9, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

First issue of Springfield "Republican" appears and copy is left at Lincoln residence. Reproached with having subscribed to "another worthless little paper," Lincoln answers evasively, "I have not directed the paper to be left." Mrs. Lincoln orders carrier to make no more deliveries. Abraham Lincoln to John E. Rosette, 20 February 1857, CW, 2:389-90.

Wednesday, February 11, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is visited by Clifton H. Moore, his Clinton "partner," who brings depositions notice for Phares v. Jennings & Oatman, Dewitt Circuit Court case, incomplete for lack of first names of parties. Lincoln cannot supply them, and writes inquiry which he mails to defendants. Abraham Lincoln to William A. Jennings and James R. Oatman, 11 February 1857, CW, 2:389.

Lincoln buys 15ยข worth of olive oil at his drug store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 151.

Thursday, February 12, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln replies to firm of attorneys in Paris who sent claim against Illinois Central. "I have been in the regular retainer of the Co. for two or three years;" he writes, "but I expect they do not wish to retain me any longer." He adds that he is going to Chicago on 21st and will ascertain his status. If discharged, as he expects, he will be glad to handle claim. Abraham Lincoln to James Steele and Charles Summers, 12 February 1857, CW, 2:389.

Friday, February 13, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln attend party at governor's mansion. "In every respect it was a delightful and magnificent entertainment, Governor and Mrs. Bissell doing the honors of host and hostess with an ease and grace which attracted and pleased all who were present. . . . Throughout the evening, a fine brass and string band discoursed most delicious music, and the dancers kept the cotillions filled until a late hour." Illinois State Journal, 16 February 1857.

Monday, February 16, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Mrs. Lincoln writes her sister Emilie: "Within the last three weeks there has been a party almost every night and some two or three grand fetes are coming off this week." Sandburg and Angle, 198.

Tuesday, February 17, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

In letter to Lyman Trumbull, Herndon says Lincoln is with him in office, and quotes Lincoln's analysis of apportionment bill pending in legislature. Lyman Trumbull Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Thursday, February 19, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receives complaining letter from John E. Rosette, lawyer and editor of Springfield Republican. Abraham Lincoln to John E. Rosette, 20 February 1857, CW, 2:389-90.

Friday, February 20, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Rosette: "Your note about the little paragraph in the Republican was received yesterday, since which time I have been too unwell to notice it." (Apparently "Republican" had commented on Mrs. Lincoln's rejection of paper.) Lincoln explains circumstances, adding that while he had not favored new paper, he intended to subscribe. Abraham Lincoln to John E. Rosette, 20 February 1857, CW, 2:389-90.

Saturday, February 21, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL to Chicago, IL?

[On February 12, 1857 Lincoln wrote that he intended to go to Chicago on 21st. Abraham Lincoln to James Steele and Charles Summers, 12 February 1857, CW, 2:389.]

Monday, February 23, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL?

[Sometime during this week Lincoln has conference with officials of Illinois Central. Contrary to his expectation, he is continued in company's retainer. Abraham Lincoln to James Steele and Charles Summers, 12 February 1857, CW, 2:389.]

Saturday, February 28, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

In Chicago's Metropolitan Hall, Lincoln speaks to Republicans, who gather to endorse a slate of "municipal officers." Lincoln's speech notes indicate that he stresses party unity. He writes, "We were without party history, party pride, or party idols. We were a collection of individuals, but recently in political hostility, one to another; and thus subject to all that distrust, and suspicion, and jealousy could do. . . . Let minor differences, and personal preferences, if there be such; go to the winds." Daily Democratic Press (Chicago, IL), 2 March 1857, 3:3; Notes for Speech at Chicago, Illinois, 28 February 1857, CW, 2:390-91.