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Friday, July 3, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln draws agreement by which ten men pledge $500 "to be used in giving circulation, in Southern and Middle Illinois, to the newspaper published at St. Louis, Missouri, and called 'The Missouri Democrat.' " Money is to be paid to John G. Nicolay as soon as he shall furnish evidence indicating successful termination of undertaking. Seven men besides Lincoln sign agreement. Agreement Regarding the Missouri Democrat, 3 July 1857, CW, 2:410.

[In Decatur, Lincoln's case (for plaintiff, with Prather), Gatling et al. v. Great Western RR, is argued before court and taken under advisement. Record.]

Tuesday, July 7, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

U.S. Circuit Court convenes with Judges McLean and Drummond on bench. Chicago Democrat reports that "Honorables O. M. Hatch, Secretary of State, Jesse K. Dubois, State Auditor, Senator Trumbull, A. Lincoln, W. H. Bailhache, of the Springfield Journal, and other notables, are at the Tremont House."

Wednesday, July 8, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln collects from Chicago Dock & Canal Co. $100 "atty fees" and $100 for "services." Photocopy.

Lincoln is in Chicago for the U.S. Circuit Court session. In the evening, he and attorneys Orville H. Browning and Nehemiah H. Bushnell watch William E. Burton perform the part of "Timothy Toodles" in the play, "Toodles," on stage at North's National Theatre. A critic writes, "[Burton] as good as played it alone—his supporters being of more injury than assistance. In consequence of their utter failure to carry their respective parts, he was obliged to cut short much of this rich comedy. . . . Upon the whole, would it not be better to give Burton a clear stage and let him play it alone?" Theodore Calvin Pease and James G. Randall, eds., The Diary of Orville Hickman Browning, 2 vols., Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1925-1933), 1:293-94; Chicago Daily Tribune (IL), 8 July 1857, 1:2, 1:8; 9 July 1857, 1:4.

Thursday, July 9, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

Chicago Democrat (July 11, 1857) contains item relating to case in which Lincoln is later to make one of his best arguments. "In the U.S. Circuit Court, now in session in this city, the case of the steamer Hurd et al. v. Rock Island Bridge Co. was called up, and on motion was continued to some future day. The parties are endeavoring to have a day fixed for the trial of the case before Judge McLean."

Saturday, July 11, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys cloth and thread at John Williams & Co. Pratt, Personal Finances, 149.]

Monday, July 13, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

At night Lincoln and Browning again attend theater, this time to see Burton play Captain Cuttle in "Dombey and Son." "This is very admirable— Mrs. Burton did Susan Nipper, the black eyed one very well—The others were hum drum." Browning, Diary, 1:294.

Wednesday, July 15, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

Case of Peter S. Hoes v. James Barclay et al., ejectment suit, comes to trial in U.S. Circuit Court. Williams, Lawrence, and Williams represent plaintiff, Logan and Lincoln defendants. Chicago Democrat, 16 July 1857.

Thursday, July 16, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

Trial of Hoes v. Barclay et al. continues. Chicago Democrat, 17 July 1857.

Friday, July 17, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln and Logan lose case when verdict for plaintiff is returned in Hoes v. Barclay et al.Chicago Democrat, 21 July 1857.

Saturday, July 18, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL and Springfield, IL.

Lincoln returns home. Abraham Lincoln to Gustave P. Koerner, 19 July 1857, CW, 2:410-11.

Sunday, July 19, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln replies to letter from Gustave Koerner. Summarizing status of litigation affecting Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Co., he adds: "Will you please remember that our Sangamon Circuit Court commences Augt. 10—when I suppose our Quo Warranto case will come up, and when I shall be glad to have the benefit of your legal assistance." He writes to Lyman Porter & Co., Lafayette, Ind., merchants, that he can no longer regularly attend court in Tazewell County. He tells William H. Young, lawyer, that he and Herndon can join in case, but Lincoln will be in Chicago much of next term. Abraham Lincoln to Gustave P. Koerner, 19 July 1857, CW, 2:410-11; Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Porter and Company, 19 July 1857, CW, 2:411; Abraham Lincoln to William H. Young, 19 July 1857, CW, 2:411-12.

Monday, July 20, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes B. C. Lundy that his speech of June 26, 1857 is available in pamphlet form at "Illinois Journal" office. "What you say about our party doing something this year," he adds, "is perfectly right. . . . I believe you are in the Peoria Senatorial district—a district that has to be very thoroughly cultivated—outside of it, up your way does not need much." Abraham Lincoln to B. Clarke Lundy, 20 July 1857, CW, 2:412.

He buys two bottles of vanilla extract at drug store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 151.

Tuesday, July 21, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

On margin of Deed Record, opposite mortgage from John Connelly to Maria L. Bullock, Lincoln writes: "Satisfied in full, July 1, 1857, Maria L. Bullock, by her attorney in fact A. Lincoln."

Wednesday, July 22, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Sangamon Circuit Court convenes in special term with sensational murder trial, People v. Forsyth, attracting crowds of lawyers. Illinois State Chronicle, 23 July 1857.]

But Lincoln is not among them. He and Mrs. Lincoln depart for New York.

Friday, July 24, 1857.+-

Niagara Falls, NY.

Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln are registered at Cataract House, Niagara Falls. LL, No. 319.

Wednesday, July 29, 1857.+-

New York, NY.

Sending some speeches to Theodore Parker, Herndon writes: "Mr. Lincoln has gone to New York or he would have sent them to you himself." Joseph F. Newton, Lincoln and Herndon (Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1910), 123.

In New York, Lincoln writes note, which James Primm signs, Primm promising to pay $200 in 30 days, plus 10 per cent annual interest, for "value received." Photocopy.

Thursday, July 30, 1857.+-

New York, NY.

[On September 20, 1857 Mrs. Lincoln alluded to eastern trip as follows: "The summer has so strangely and rapidly passed away. Some portion of it was spent most pleasantly in traveling East. We visited Niagara, Canada, New York and other points of interest." Helm, Mary, 122-23.]