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Thursday, December 1, 1859.+-

St. Joseph, MO and Elwood, Kansas Territory.

Mark W. Delahay and D. W. Wilder meet Lincoln at Hannibal Railroad station in St. Joseph, cross river to Elwood, where Lincoln speaks in Great Western Hotel dining room. He spends night in Elwood. Speech at Elwood, Kansas, 1 December [30? November] 1859, CW, 3:495-97; Kansas Hist. Coll., VII, 537n.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys groceries, including 12 pounds sugar and five pounds coffee, at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.]

Friday, December 2, 1859.+-

Troy, Kansas Territory, Doniphan, Kansas Territory, Atchison, Kansas Territory.

At Troy Lincoln addresses handful of people at courthouse. Committee takes him to Doniphan, where he speaks again. Escorted to Atchison, he registers at Massasoit House, and makes evening speech at Methodist Church. Kansas Hist. Coll., VII, 537-41.

[At Smith's store Mrs. Lincoln buys hats, shoes, comforters, and peck of apples. Pratt, Personal Finances, 161.]

Saturday, December 3, 1859.+-

Leavenworth, Kansas Territory.

Lincoln reaches Leavenworth in early afternoon. Procession meets him and escorts him to Mansion House. Crowd gives "three long and loud cheers" for Lincoln. In evening he speaks at Stockton's Hall. Chicago Tribune, 7 December 1859, 9 December 1859; Remarks upon Arriving at Leavenworth, Kansas, 3 December 1859, CW, 3:497; Speech at Leavenworth, Kansas, 3 December 1859, CW, 3:497-502.

Sunday, December 4, 1859.+-

Leavenworth, Kansas Territory

"On the . . . Sabbath Mr. Lincoln confined himself to the house in company and association with a few particular friends." N.Y. Tribune, 30 August 1860.

Monday, December 5, 1859.+-

Leavenworth, Kansas Territory.

Correspondent of New York Tribune describes Lincoln's day: "Monday morning found him on the alert. . . . He was to be found on the street, in offices or workshops, and took especial delight in familiarizing himself with our people. . . . In the afternoon he delivered another speech to an immense audience." N.Y. Tribune, 30 August 1860; Second Speech at Leavenworth, Kansas, 5 December 1859, CW, 3:502-4.

Tuesday, December 6, 1859.+-

Leavenworth, Kansas Territory.

Lincoln remains for territorial election. N.Y. Tribune, 30 August 1860.

Wednesday, December 7, 1859.+-

Leavenworth, Kansas Territory and En route.

Lincoln writes sentiment in autograph album of Mary Delahay, daughter of Mark W. Delahay, his host. He begins return trip. N.Y. Tribune, 30 August 1860; Inscription in the Autograph Album of Mary Delahay, 7 December 1859, CW, 3:504.

Thursday, December 8, 1859.+-

En route and Springfield, IL.

Lincoln reaches home in evening. "He expresses himself delighted with his visit and with the cordial reception he met with from the people of that incipient State." Illinois State Journal, 10 December 1859.

Friday, December 9, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Judd, avowing his belief in Judd's loyalty in spite of constant charges to contrary. "As to the charge of your intriguing for Trumbull against me, I believe as little of that as any other charge." Lincoln says he is pledged not to contest Trumbull's seat, although he "would rather have a full term in the Senate than in the Presidency." He writes notes to two Kansas Republicans, Levant L. Jones and Daniel W. Wilder, explaining why he could not accept their invitations on his Kansas tour. Abraham Lincoln to Norman B. Judd, 9 December 1859, CW, 3:505-6; Abraham Lincoln to Levant L. Jones, 9 December 1859, CW, 3:504-5; Abraham Lincoln to Daniel W. Wilder, 9 December 1859, CW, 3:506.

He makes $87 bank deposit. Marine Bank Ledger.

Sunday, December 11, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln gives William Kellogg advice on controversy Kellogg is having with Horace Greeley, N.Y. "Tribune" editor. "I think, if I were you, I would not pursue him further than necessary to my own justification. . . . Please excuse what I have said, in the way of unsolicited a[d]vice. I believe you will not doubt the sincerity of my friendship for you." Abraham Lincoln to William Kellogg, 11 December 1859, CW, 3:506-7.

Wednesday, December 14, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Judd again, enclosing formal denial addressed to Messrs. Dole, Hubbard, and Brown, of Judd's "treachery" in 1855, his supposed half-heartedness in 1858, and his general conduct. To Judd himself Lincoln says: "I find some of our friends here, attach more consequence to getting the National convention into our State than I did, or do. Some of them made me promise to say so to you." Abraham Lincoln to Norman B. Judd, 14 December 1859, CW, 3:509; Abraham Lincoln to George W. Dole, Gurdon S. Hubbard, and William H. Brown, 14 December 1859, CW, 3:507-9.

Thursday, December 15, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Joyner v. Bowen & Marvel in U.S. Circuit Court Lincoln writes agreement: "We consent that a commission in this case may issue at once, to the person named. Dec. 15, 1859. Lincoln & Herndon, for Def'ts." Files.

He writes Jackson Grimshaw, Quincy lawyer, returning legal document, annotated, adding that Republican state committee will soon meet for conference. Abraham Lincoln to Jackson Grimshaw, 15 December 1859, CW, 3:509-10.

Friday, December 16, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes $25 check, "Self for Bob," evidently Christmas money for his eldest son who is attending Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. DLC—Original.

Monday, December 19, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In response to requests from Ohio Republicans and state officers, "with my grateful acknowledgments to both you and them, for the very flattering terms in which the request is communicated." Lincoln consents to publication of his debates with Douglas, and sends copies. "I wish the reprint to be precisely as the copies I send, without any comment whatever." Abraham Lincoln to George M. Parsons and Others, 19 December 1859, CW, 3:510.

He also writes to his Columbus supporter, Samuel Galloway, introducing John G. Nicolay, who will bring debates copies and publication instructions. OCHP—Unpublished letter, Galloway Papers.

He writes $9.30 check to "C. Loch," bootmaker. DLC—Original.

Tuesday, December 20, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to his friend Jesse W. Fell of Normal, Illinois. Fell prompted Lincoln to provide an autobiography that could be used to promote Lincoln's political career. Lincoln writes, "Herewith is a little sketch . . . There is not much of it, for the reason, I suppose, that there is not much of me. If any thing be made out of it, I wish it to be modest, and not to go beyond the material." Of his early years in Indiana, Lincoln recalls, "It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods . . . There were some schools, so called; but no qualification was ever required of a teacher, beyond ' readin, writin, andcipherin' . . . If a straggler supposed to understand latin, happened to sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizzard." Abraham Lincoln to Jesse W. Fell, Enclosing Autobiography, 20 December 1859, CW, 3:511-12.

Wednesday, December 21, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court Lincoln files declaration and bond in C. W. Green & Co. v. Smith, Hays & Co., suit to enforce payment of promissory notes totalling $600. Files.

Friday, December 23, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys 5¢ worth of borax, at his drug store. Mrs. Lincoln buys cloth and silk thread at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 152, 161.

Saturday, December 24, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln pays evening visit to Post Office and discusses with postmaster best way of distributing documents sent by Trumbull. Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 25 December 1859, CW, 3:512-13.

Sunday, December 25, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Trumbull, suggesting he send government documents to postmaster for distribution, rather than directly to recipients. He compliments him on recent speech in Senate. Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 25 December 1859, CW, 3:512-13.

Monday, December 26, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court Lincoln files declaration and bond in C. W. Green & Co. v. W. S. Berry & Co.. Files.

He writes $5 check to Martin Walters, printer. DLC—Original.

Tuesday, December 27, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln locates Land Warrant No. 68,465 for 120 acres, issued to him in 1856 for services in Black Hawk War. Land he selects is about 60 miles north and east of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Herndon & Weik, 83.

Thursday, December 29, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has clerk write to Zophar Case, U.S. Court clerk at Carlyle, Ill., about declaration in law case involving lands in Hamilton County, then addresses and signs letter. Lincoln & Herndon to Zophar Case, 29 December 1859, CW, 3:513.

He writes $1.25 check to J. B. Fosselman, grocer. DLC—Original.

Saturday, December 31, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys nine pounds of crushed sugar at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 161.