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Friday, July 1, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Pearl v. McKnight & Co., filed June 16, 1859, and Lee, Murphy, & Avery v. Adams, filed June 17, 1859, Lincoln gets judgments for $531.89 and $3,461.32, respectively. Whiting v. Mudge, argued June 21, 1859, is submitted to court, and after testimony and argument, is taken under advisement. In Allen & McGrady v. Illinois River RR Lincoln files declaration alleging debt and damages of $800,000. Record; Files.

Saturday, July 2, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Peoria and Hannibal Railroad case comes up again. It is continued, but on Lincoln's motion defendant is ruled to plead in 20 days, or plaintiff is to have judgment by default. Record.

Sunday, July 3, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln asks editor of "Central Transcript," Clinton, to put him on subscription list, promising to pay at fall court. He then criticizes article in recent issue against Republicans of northern Illinois, whom Lincoln defends. Abraham Lincoln to the Editor of the Central Transcript, 3 July 1859, CW, 3:389-90.

Monday, July 4, 1859.+-

Atlanta, IL.

In the morning, Lincoln attends the July 4 festivities held at Turner's Grove, located one mile outside of Atlanta. Following music, an opening prayer, and a "[r]eading of the Declaration of Independence," Lincoln's friend and fellow Springfield resident, James H. Matheny, delivers a speech. Afterward, Sylvester Strong presents Lincoln with a custom-made cane. In the evening, Lincoln attends an ice cream social at the Congregational Church. A newspaper reports, "Speeches at large were made by Gen. Matheny and Hon. A. Lincoln. Matheny quoted the poets and Lincoln talked about eating. The Fourth of July closed at Atlanta on the morning of the fifth." Lincoln Weekly Herald (IL), 6 July 1859, 2:2; Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 9 July 1859, 2:1; Lawrence B. Stringer, History of Logan County, Illinois (Chicago: Pioneer Publishing, 1911), 226-228.

Tuesday, July 5, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is back at work in U.S. Circuit Court. Butler, Cecil, & Rawson v. H. Bell & Co., in which he represents defendants, is tried before jury, which finds for plaintiffs with $3,155.19 damages. Record.

Wednesday, July 6, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Indiana Congressman Schuyler Colfax, who had visited Jacksonville, Illinois, on July 4. Lincoln explains that he was unable to be in Jacksonville because he "had given my word to be at another place." Lincoln seeks Colfax's thoughts on how "to hedge against divisions in the Republican ranks" over the "explosive" issues of "foreigners . . . the Fugitive Slave law . . . [and] the spread . . . of slavery," all of which Lincoln fears will disrupt the "National convention." Lincoln suggests, "every locality . . . should look beyond our noses; and at least say nothing on points where it is probable we shall disagree." Abraham Lincoln to Schuyler Colfax, 6 July 1859, CW, 3:390-91.

In U.S. Court Lincoln files plea and notice in L. Edgerton & Dunning v. Stapleford. Files.

Thursday, July 7, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In two more cases in U.S. Court, Bischof & March v. Day, and Bischof & March v. Harrison, Lincoln has defendants ruled to plead by July 8, 1859. Record.

Mrs. Lincoln buys two boys' hats, pair of boys' gaiters, handkerchiefs, and thread at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 157.

Friday, July 8, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In both suits called preceding day defendants default, and Lincoln gets judgments for his clients, with damages of $542 and $255.94 respectively. Record.

He writes $3.70 check to E. R. Wiley, clothier, and $2.87 to "Joseph Vere." DLC—Originals.

Saturday, July 9, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court two of Lincoln's cases terminate. McCallum, Bristol & Co. v. Illinois River RR is dismissed at plaintiff's costs. L. Edgerton & Dunning v. Stapleford is tried by court, and judgment for $1,989.34 entered against defendant, Lincoln's client. Record.

Robert buys 11 pounds of sugar at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 157.

Monday, July 11, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Logan, and Hatch, "as friends of yours and of the people," urge James Miller, treasurer, to pay nothing "under any possible circumstances" on new McAllister and Stebbins bonds. Lincoln sends copy of his German paper, "Illinois Staats-Anzeiger," to Frederick C. W. Koehnle of Lincoln and John Capps of Mount Pulaski. Abraham Lincoln, S. T. Logan, and O. M. Hatch to James Miller, 11 July 1859, CW, 3:392; Abraham Lincoln to Frederick C. W. Koehnle, 11 July 1859, CW, 2:391.

Court decides Whiting v. Mudge, tried July 1, 1859, in favor of plaintiff, and assesses damages of $517.41. Lincoln represents defendant. Record.

Tuesday, July 12, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Mrs. Lincoln buys box, 66 pounds of soap, wash bowl, and five kinds of cloth, hiring dray to deliver order. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.

Wednesday, July 13, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files joinder to defendant's plea in Howland v. Peoria & Hannibal RR in U.S. Circuit Court. Files.

Lincoln buys 75¢ pair of suspenders at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.

Thursday, July 14, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL and En route.

J. K. Dubois, O. M. Hatch, John Moore, S. T. Logan, William Butler, and Lincoln start on trip over Illinois Central Railroad. Their business is assessment of road's property in connection with case filed in Supreme Court February 1, 1859. Illinois State Journal, 15 July 1859.

Monday, July 18, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL and En route.

[Robert buys vinegar at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.]

Wednesday, July 20, 1859.+-

Chicago, IL.

Chicago Tribune notes that Lincoln, Logan, Dubois, and their families, and others of Illinois Central party, are at Tremont House. [Robert buys 20¢ comb at Smith's before departure. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.]

Friday, July 22, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln reaches home in evening after absence of nine days. Abraham Lincoln to Daniel T. Jewett, 23 July 1859, CW, 3:393.

Saturday, July 23, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes D. T. Jewett of St. Louis about case in U.S. District Court: "I find Judge Treat has decided in your favor, rendering judgment for $517.00 & costs. You will have to advance the cost before execution will issue. So says the clerk." Abraham Lincoln to Daniel T. Jewett, 23 July 1859, CW, 3:393.

Robert buys 11 pounds of sugar at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.

Monday, July 25, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robert buys 22 pounds of sugar at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.

Wednesday, July 27, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

To Samuel Galloway, Republican lawyer of Columbus, Ohio, Lincoln writes about Ambos et al. v. Barrett which he is handling in U.S. Circuit Court. "My chief annoyance with the case now is that the parties at Columbus [plaintiffs] seem to think it is by my neglect that they do not get their money." Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, 27 July 1859, CW, 3:393-94.

Thursday, July 28, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to fellow attorney and Republican Samuel Galloway, of Columbus, Ohio. Galloway had written to Lincoln about Ohio's recent Republican Convention and confided that Ohio Governor Salmon P. Chase's "ultra ideas" make him unelectable. Galloway suggested that Lincoln would make a good presidential nominee. Lincoln thanks Galloway for the "very complimentary, not to say flattering letter." He agrees that Chase "may not be the most suitable . . . candidate for the Presidency." Lincoln adds, "I must say I do not think myself fit for the Presidency." Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, 28 July 1859, CW, 3:394-95.

He deposits $250 in Marine & Fire Insurance Co. Marine Bank Ledger.

Friday, July 29, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Thomas H. Cory on how to become Republican nominee for Congress. He declines Nathan B. Dodson's invitation to deliver "agricultural address" at Morris, Ill. "This year I must devote to my private business." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas H. Cory, 29 July 1859, CW, 3:395; Abraham Lincoln to Nathan B. Dodson, 29 July 1859, CW, 3:396.

He writes check for $88.70 to I. B. Curran, jeweller, who recently advertised "New and Elegant Stock of Watches." DLC—Original.

Robert buys six chickens at Smith's for 15¢ each. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.

Saturday, July 30, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Mrs. Lincoln buys five yards cotton flannel at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.