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Saturday, October 1, 1859.+-

Beloit, WI and Janesville, WI.

Lincoln arrives at Beloit at noon, and speaks at Hanchett's Hall. In evening he makes speech in Janesville. Beloit Journal, 5 October 1859; Janesville Gazette, 4 October 1859; Speech at Beloit, Wisconsin, 1 October 1859, CW, 3:482-84; Speech at Janesville, Wisconsin, 1 October 1859, CW, 3:484-86; Wisconsin Hist. Coll., XIV, 134.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys 5 pounds sugar and five pounds coffee at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 159.]

Sunday, October 2, 1859.+-

Janesville, WI.

Lincoln remains at home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Tallman, where he spent night, and accompanies his host and hostess to Congregational Church. Wisconsin Magazine, January 1924-February 1924.

Monday, October 3, 1859.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln arrives in morning and registers at Tremont House. Chicago Journal, 3 October 1859.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys dress trimming at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 159.]

Wednesday, October 5, 1859.+-

Clinton, IL.

"The old familiar face of A. Lincoln is again amongst us," writes Clinton reporter, "and we cannot help noticing the peculiarly friendly expression with which he greets everybody, and everybody greets him. He comes back to us after electrifying Ohio, with all his blushing honors thick upon him; yet the poorest and plainest amongst our people, fears not to approach, and never fails to receive a hearty welcome from him." Central Transcript, 6 October 1859.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys kid gauntlets, boys' cap, and buttons at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 159.]

Thursday, October 6, 1859.+-

Clinton, IL.

Lincoln has assumpsit case in DeWitt Circuit Court. With Swett, he appears for defendants in Campbell v. Cole & Wall; Weldon and Moore represent plaintiff. Jury is chosen and sworn. Record.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys cake ingredients and tacks at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 159.]

Friday, October 7, 1859.+-

Clinton, IL.

In Campbell v. Cole & Wall evidence is presented and arguments made, and jury retires. Record.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys broom, buttons, and tape at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.]

Saturday, October 8, 1859.+-

Clinton, IL.

Jury finds for defendants in amount of $1 and costs. Record.

Lincoln's account at Smith's is charged $40 for 10 cords of wood. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.

Sunday, October 9, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In a letter to Thomas Corwin, a Republican congressman from Ohio, Lincoln clarifies his stance on slavery and expresses his thoughts on the political platform that should be adopted by Republican candidates running for office in Illinois. Lincoln writes, "Do you understand me as saying Illinois must have an extreme antislavery candidate? I do not so mean. We must have, though, a man who recognizes the Slavery issue as being the living issue of the day; who does not hesitate to declare slavery a wrong, nor to deal with it as such; who believes in the power, and duty of Congress to prevent the spread of it." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Corwin, 9 October 1859, Private Collection.

Monday, October 10, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL and Clinton, IL.

Before his departure on circuit after spending yesterday at home, Lincoln deposits $100 in his bank account, and buys two ten-cent knives at store of his brother-in-law C. M. Smith. He also reads letter handed him by William S. Wallace inquiring about his tariff views and suggesting he write letter on subject. He writes formal letter to his friend Dubois, auditor, on behalf of Illinois Central, appealing from auditor's official $13,000,000 valuation of railroad's property for taxes. Marine Bank Ledger; C. M. Smith Account Book, IHi; Abraham Lincoln to Edward Wallace, 11 October 1859, CW, 3:486-87; Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois, 10 October 1859, CW, 3:486.

Tuesday, October 11, 1859.+-

Clinton, IL.

"I am here, just now, attending court," Lincoln begins his reply to letter he read in Smith's store yesterday. "If we could have a moderate, carefully adjusted, protective tariff, so far acquiesced in, as to not be a perpetual subject of political strife, squabbles, charges, and uncertainties, it would be better for us." He does not intend this as public statement. Abraham Lincoln to Edward Wallace, 11 October 1859, CW, 3:486-87.

Wednesday, October 12, 1859.+-

Clinton, IL.

Lincoln sits as judge on nine assumpsit cases in DeWitt Circuit Court. Judge's Docket; IHi—Journal, XLVIII, 38-39.

Thursday, October 13, 1859.+-

Clinton, IL.

[Robert buys five pounds coffee and box of salt at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.]

Friday, October 14, 1859.+-

Clinton, IL.

Lincoln writes bill of exceptions in Combs v. Blount & Stubblefield, which Judge Davis signs, again sits as judge, hearing 16 cases, and in evening Republicans meet to celebrate victory in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Minnesota elections. Lincoln, Swett, and Weldon make "eloquent and stirring speeches." Judge's Docket; Photocopy; Illinois State Journal, 25 October 1859; Speech at Clinton, Illinois, 14 October 1859, CW, 3:487-89.

Saturday, October 15, 1859.+-

Clinton, IL and Springfield, IL.

Springfield Republicans are jubilant at election returns. "Mr. Lincoln, the 'giant killer,' returned from DeWitt county court on the Saturday evening train, and when it became known he was in the city several hundred Republicans, headed by a band of music, formed in procession and proceeded to his residence." Lincoln goes with them to Capitol and speaks. Illinois State Journal, 17 October 1859; Speech at Springfield, Illinois, 15 October 1859, CW, 3:489.

Monday, October 17, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Mark W. Delahay, declining to interfere on his behalf in senatorial contest in Kansas. However, he encloses letter of good wishes which he gives Delahay permission to show. He also writes William M. Dickson regarding Ohio election. "Now, let our friends bear, and forbear, and not quarrel over the spoils." Abraham Lincoln to Mark W. Delahay, 17 October 1859, CW, 3:489-90; Abraham Lincoln to Mark W. Delahay, 17 October 1859, CW, 3:490; Abraham Lincoln to William M. Dickson, 17 October 1859, CW, 3:490-91.

[Herndon writes $500 check on Lincoln & Herndon account in Marine & Fire Insurance Co. Marine Bank Ledger.]

Tuesday, October 18, 1859.+-

Urbana, IL.

Lincoln has case in Champaign Circuit Court, Harvey v. Campbell. "This day comes the plaintiff," record reads, "by Lincoln & Whitney, his attorneys, and on their motion the defendant is ruled to plead to plaintiff's declaration by Monday. And this cause stands continued." Record.

Wednesday, October 19, 1859.+-

Urbana, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys 10 pounds sugar, five pounds coffee, and other groceries at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.]

Thursday, October 20, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln returns to attend wedding of C. C. Brown, young lawyer whose examination for bar he and Herndon conducted, and Bettie Stuart, daughter of his first partner. Autobiography of C. C. Brown, Ms. owned by Stuart Brown heirs, Springfield, Ill.

Friday, October 21, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robert buys box of cinnamon at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.

Monday, October 24, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Mrs. Lincoln buys and charges pair of gloves for Robert, at Williams & Co., and clothing and goods at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 149, 160.

Tuesday, October 25, 1859.+-

Urbana, IL.

Harvey v. Campbell is again continued in Champaign Circuit Court. Record.

Wednesday, October 26, 1859.+-

Urbana, IL.

In Pepper v. Shouse et al. court gives plaintiff leave to withdraw bill of exchange and then to have case redocketed. Somers represents plaintiff; Lincoln, Coler, Sims, and Sheldon are for defendant. Record.

Lincoln writes agreement in Correll et al. v. McDaniel et al., signing "Conkling & Lincoln & Herndon for adult defendants." Photocopy.

Thursday, October 27, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Palmer and McClernand, candidates for Congress, hold joint debate at courthouse. Afterward, at Republican headquarters, there are more speeches, one from Palmer. "As he sat down the crowd discovered Mr. Lincoln in the back part of the hall. . . . In answer to their call, he went forward and addressed them in his well known eloquent and impressive manner." Illinois State Journal, 28 October 1859.

Saturday, October 29, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Mrs. Lincoln buys and charges silk and silk thread. Pratt, Personal Finances, 149.