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Tuesday, February 1, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes M. W. Delahay, now living in Kansas, that he expects to visit Council Bluffs during year. He cannot tell just when, for he must keep close watch on court business. Abraham Lincoln to Mark W. Delahay, 1 February 1859, CW, 3:355.

In Supreme Court, People v. Illinois Central RR is called. Attorneys file agreed case, to be argued at Ottawa (see July 14, 1859, January 12, 1860). Record.

Robert buys paper of tacks (10¢) at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 154.

Wednesday, February 2, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

The Lincolns entertain. Browning, in Springfield for court sessions, writes in his diary: "Cloudy, foggy, muddy, dismal day. . . . At large party at Lincoln's at night." Browning, Diary.

Robert buys 15¢ "Watch Guard" and charges to Lincoln's account. Pratt, Personal Finances, 149.

Thursday, February 3, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

To Trumbull Lincoln writes letter prompted by recent article hinting at rivalry between them. "Any effort to put enmity between you and me, is as idle as the wind. . . . I can not conceive it possible for me to be a rival of yours, or to take sides against you in favor of any rival." Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 3 February 1859, CW, 3:355-56.

Lincoln deposits $50 at his bank. Marine Bank Ledger.

Friday, February 4, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robert gets syrup, sugar, and candles at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 154.

Saturday, February 5, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court Lincoln files declaration in Ammidown v. Keyes, suit brought to collect note for $6,662.59. Files.

Lincoln buys four pounds of starch at Corneau & Diller. Pratt, Personal Finances, 152.

Tuesday, February 8, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Ammidown v. Keyes leave is granted Lincoln & Herndon, attorneys for plaintiff, to withdraw note on which suit is brought. Record.

Lincoln writes $1.47 check to Sangamon County tax collector. DLC—Original.

Robert pays $6 to Smith's store for three loads of wood. Pratt, Personal Finances, 154.

Wednesday, February 9, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon take continuance when S. C. Davis & Co. v. Mace is called in U.S. Circuit Court. Record.

Thursday, February 10, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Southworth, Slanson & Co. v. Petzer comes to trial in U.S. Circuit Court. By agreement jury is waived and case submitted to court. Verdict is for plaintiffs, whose damages are assessed at $507.12. Lincoln & Herndon represents defendant. Record.

Lincoln pays $1.75 to John F. Baker, through his account at Smith's store, for load of wood. Pratt, Personal Finances, 154.

Friday, February 11, 1859.+-

Jacksonville, IL.

Lincoln lectures on "Discoveries and Inventions." Address, delivered in Congregational Church, is sponsored by Phi Alpha Society of Illinois College, which had elected Lincoln honorary member. "Journal" says of Lincoln's address: "It was received with repeated and hearty bursts of applause." After lecture Lincoln is guest of honor at tea party given by Dr. Owen M. Long at his home. Illinois State Journal, 14 February 1859; Second Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions, [11 February 1859], CW, 3:356-63; Frank J. Heinl, An Epitome of Jacksonville History (Jacksonville, IL: n.p., 1925), 20; ISLA—Mrs. H. E. English to H. E. Pratt, 19 July 1941.

Monday, February 14, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln collects $1,000 as part payment of claim on which he brought suit in U.S. Circuit Court, Ambos v. James A. Barret & Co., filed December 9, 1858. On back of copy of several promissory notes he writes: "Received, Feby 14. 1859, on the within one thousand dollars, for which a receipt was this day given J. A. Barrett, by Lincoln & Herndon—" Files.

Lincoln buys bottle of castor oil at his drug store, and Robert gets 11 pounds of sugar at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 152, 154.

Tuesday, February 15, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln pays $129 on his account with C. M. Smith, Spring-field merchant who married Mrs. Lincoln's sister. He deposits $60 in his bank account. C. M. Smith Account Book, IHi; Marine Bank Ledger.

Wednesday, February 16, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln credits payment of $50 on two promissory notes made by A. and J. Haines of Pekin which he holds. Notes, probably legal fees, are for $200 each, and were due October 15, 1858 and January 1, 1859. He deposits money at Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Co. Lincoln Estate Inventory; Marine Bank Ledger.

He writes two checks: $10 to "C. Loch," bootmaker; $2.16 to "P. A. Dorwin & Co.," tinware and stove merchants. DLC—Original.

Thursday, February 17, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robert takes home set of knitting needles from Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 154.

Friday, February 18, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Counsel in People v. Illinois Central RR stipulate that in event of passage of bill now before legislature there should be no revaluation of property of company, nor appeal from 1857 assessment. Counsel for state agree to remove limit of $13,000,000 and leave valuation entirely to court. Lincoln is one of attorneys for railroad. 27 Ill. 66.

He buys cough remedies at his drug store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 152.

Saturday, February 19, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln deposits $40 in his personal bank account. Marine Bank Ledger.

Monday, February 21, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln delivers his "Discoveries and Inventions" lecture at Concert Hall. "His theme . . . was handled in a masterly manner, and was appreciated by the handful gathered to hear him." Illinois State Democrat, 5 March 1859; Illinois State Journal, 21 February 1859.

Tuesday, February 22, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln deposits $625 at Marine & Fire Insurance Co. Marine Bank Ledger.

He writes $10.50 check to "Kingsley North & Co." DLC—Original.

He writes Gov. Bissell's veto message on apportionment bill recently passed by legislature. Veto Message of Apportionment Bill Written for Governor William H. Bissell, 22 February 1859, CW, 3:364-65.

Thursday, February 24, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robert buys and charges sugar, tacks, syrup and candles to A. Lincoln's account at Smith's general store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 154.

Saturday, February 26, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes bill of complaint in Rockwell et al. v. Dubois et al.Emanuel Hertz, Abraham Lincoln: A New Portrait, 2 vols. (New York: Liveright, 1931), 734-50.

Monday, February 28, 1859.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln is in Chicago. Mrs. Lincoln writes note to O. M. Hatch, who intends to be in Chicago, asking him to tell Lincoln that Tad is ill, and doctor fears pneumonia. She would be comforted if Lincoln were to return. ISLA—Files.