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Tuesday, November 1, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Writing to W. E. Frazer, Lincoln declines to commit himself to Cameron of Pennsylvania for Presidency. He hints at his own candidacy: "For my single self, I have enlisted for the permanent success of the Republican cause; and, for this object, I shall labor faithfully in the ranks, unless, as I think not probable, the judgment of the party shall assign me a different position." Abraham Lincoln to William E. Frazer, 1 November 1859, CW, 3:491.

Wednesday, November 2, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Working hard for Palmer, Lincoln writes supporter in neighboring town urging him to do all he can to get Republicans out on election day. He also writes to William Dungy on legal matters. Abraham Lincoln to Doctor ?, 2 November 1859, CW, 3:492; Abraham Lincoln to William Dungy, 2 November 1859, CW, 3:492.

Mrs. Lincoln buys more silk. Pratt, Personal Finances, 149.

Thursday, November 3, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln appeals to Jesse Pickrell, asking him and his sons to get out as good vote for Palmer as possible. To P. Q. Harrison, defendant in Harrison murder case, he writes encouragement. "A young man, before the enemy has learned to watch him, can do more than any other. Pitch in and try. Palmer is good and true, and deserves the best vote we can give him." Abraham Lincoln to Jesse A. Pickrell, 3 November 1859, CW, 3:493; Abraham Lincoln to P. Quinn Harrison, 3 November 1859, CW, 3:492-93.

Friday, November 4, 1859.+-

Mechanicsburg, IL.

XML error in Log entry

Tuesday, November 8, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln votes in congressional election. Palmer is defeated. Election Returns.

He writes Michael G. Dale, Edwardsville lawyer, about Supreme Court railroad case. Abraham Lincoln to Michael G. Dale, 8 November 1859, CW, 3:493-94.

Thursday, November 10, 1859.+-

Chicago, IL.

Chicago Tribune notices that Lincoln is on short visit to city, staying at Tremont House.

Friday, November 11, 1859.+-

Chicago, IL.

Norman B. Judd and wife give Lincoln quit-claim deed to property in Council Bluffs which Lincoln inspected in Aug. as security for $3,000 loan. ISLA—Copy of deed.

Saturday, November 12, 1859.+-

Chicago, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys 10 pounds sugar, candles, matches, and blacking at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.]

Sunday, November 13, 1859.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln writes James A. Briggs in regard to address he has promised to deliver in Brooklyn. "I will be on hand; and in due time, will notify you of the exact day. I believe, after all, I shall make a political speech of it. You have no objection? . . . I am here at court." Abraham Lincoln to James A. Briggs, 13 November 1859, CW, 3:494.

Monday, November 14, 1859.+-

Danville, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys groceries and cloth at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.]

Wednesday, November 16, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln signs bond for costs in Quackenbush & Co. v. Lucas in U.S. Circuit Court. Files.

He deposits $75 in his bank account. Marine Bank Ledger.

Thursday, November 17, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL and En route to Mt. Vernon, IL.

From an account at the Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Company, Lincoln writes a check payable to "Wife" in the amount of $10. Check of Abraham Lincoln to Mary Lincoln, 17 November 1859, Riggs Bank Archive, PNC Financial Services Group, Washington, DC.

Lincoln departs Springfield by train headed for the Illinois Supreme Court term in Mt. Vernon to participate in the case of People v. Illinois Central RR. He travels from Ashley, Illinois, on the route of the Illinois Central Railroad, the final sixteen miles to Mt. Vernon by stagecoach. Thirteen-year-old James Watson much later recalls riding on Lincoln's lap in the crowded stagecoach. Abraham Lincoln to Michael G. Dale, 8 November 1859, CW, 3:493-494; Mt. Vernon Register News (IL), 5 August 1930, 3:3.

[ Mrs. Lincoln buys cloth and socks at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.]

Friday, November 18, 1859.+-

Mt. Vernon, IL.

Lincoln represents the railroad in the Illinois Supreme Court case of People v. Illinois Central RR. The State of Illinois is suing the Illinois Central Railroad to collect taxes for 1857. The parties disagree on the valuation of the railroad's property. Illinois State Auditor Jesse K. Dubois bases the tax upon an appraisal of $19,711,559.59, and the railroad assesses a value of $4,942,000. On this day, Lincoln questions at least eleven witnesses. The Illinois Supreme Court agrees with Lincoln as to the valuation of the railroad's property. Judge's Docket, November 1859 Term, People v. Illinois Central RR, Court Docket A 1st GD 1849-1870; Opinion, January 1860 Term, People v. Illinois Central RR, case file 8537, both in Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.

[ At the Sangamon County Circuit Court in Springfield, Herndon dismisses the chancery case of Rockwell et al. v. Dubois et al. at his clients' costs. Decree, 18 November 1859, Rockwell et al. v. Dubois et al., Record S 1859-1860, 528, Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois State Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL. ]

Saturday, November 19, 1859.+-

Mt. Vernon, IL and En route to Springfield, IL.

Lincoln probably returns to Springfield by train. Judge's Docket, November 1859 Term, People v. Illinois Central RR, Court Docket A 1st GD 1849-1870, Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.

Monday, November 21, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

From office of U.S. marshal, Lincoln writes to William Dungy: "I now find the suit is Shaw Buel & Barber against Hill & Hill. The Marshal says the execution has been levied on land, but that there has not, as yet been a sale of it. Once more I tell you, the land can be so sold, as to leave you liable on the other note & you better watch it." Abraham Lincoln to William Dungy, 21 November 1859, CW, 3:494.

Tuesday, November 22, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln deposits $100 in Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Co. Marine Bank Ledger.

He makes $750 loan, at 10 per cent interest, to William Cline, Sangamon County farmer, and takes mortgage as security. Receipt for Notes Left with Robert Irwin for Collection, [9? February 1861], CW, 4:188-89.

Thursday, November 24, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court Lincoln writes and files notice of interrogatories to be asked defendant in Allen & McGrady v. Illinois River RR. Files.

Friday, November 25, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes application for letters of administration for Eliza J. Jacoby in estate of Henry Jacoby and files them in Probate Court. Photocopy.

Saturday, November 26, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files declaration and bond in S. C. Davis & Co. v. Strosnider in U.S. Circuit Court. Files.

He writes $8.38 check to W. P. McKinnie, farmer. DLC—Original.

Mrs. Lincoln buys cloth and thread at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.

Monday, November 28, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Trumbull note on politics. "There is nothing new here. I have written merely to give my view about this Forney business." Lincoln is against Republicans appointing John W. Forney, Douglas Democrat, clerk of House as tactic to widen Democratic split. Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 28 November 1859, CW, 3:495.

Wednesday, November 30, 1859.+-

En route to St. Joseph, MO.

[To reach St. Joseph, Mo. on morning of December 1, 1859, Lincoln must have left Springfield this morning, going by rail to Quincy, crossing river and continuing to St. Joseph via another railroad.]