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Thursday, September 1, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is busy all day with Harrison case, taking active part in examination and cross-examination of witnesses. Illinois State Journal, 2 September 1859.

He takes promissory note of N. B. Judd for $3,000, bearing interest at 10 per cent. IHi—Lincoln Estate Inventory.

Friday, September 2, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is still busy with Harrison case. He and Logan argue technical points of evidence, and their contentions are sustained by court. Peter Cartwright, famous circuit-riding preacher and grandfather of defendant, gives spectacular testimony for defense. Court sits in evening, as Logan and Cullom sum up for Harrison. Illinois State Journal, 3 September 1859.

Saturday, September 3, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Harrison trial is concluded. Lincoln makes concluding defense argument, "examining the evidence with great skill and clearness, discussing the law and replying to the positions assumed by the prosecution with a subtle and resistless logic, and frequent illustrations of singular fitness." Jury brings in verdict of not guilty. Illinois State Journal, 5 September 1859.

Lincoln draws up agreement of lot owners in Hutchinson's Cemetery appointing John Hutchinson superintendent, and signs with 18 others. Agreement with John Hutchinson, 3 September 1859, CW, 3:399.

He writes $7.67 check to "W. P. McKinnie," farmer. DLC—Original.

Tuesday, September 6, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln acknowledges Peter Zinn's invitation to speak in Cincinnati. "I shall try to speak at Columbus and Cincinnati; but can not do more." He writes Hawkins Taylor of Iowa that he will not attend Sept. term of U.S. Court in Keokuk. He is constantly compelled to decline invitations, but is "really tempted" to speak in Ohio. Abraham Lincoln to Peter Zinn, 6 September 1859, CW, 3:400; Abraham Lincoln to Hawkins Taylor, 6 September 1859, CW, 3:399-400.

At Diller's Drug Store Lincoln buys bottle of "Dead Shot," popular bedbug remedy, bottle of perfume, pint of spirits of camphor, and ounce of glycerine. Day Book, Diller's Drug Store.

He writes $5 check to "W. Gerthousen." DLC—Original.

Mrs. Lincoln buys boys' cap, yard goods, buttons, and silk thread at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 159.

Wednesday, September 7, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln deposits $50 in his bank account, and writes $1.75 check to D. J. Boynton, furnace and stove dealer. Marine Bank Ledger; DLC—Original.

Mrs. Lincoln buys "1 Tidie," and returns it next day. Pratt, Personal Finances, 159.

Friday, September 9, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Mrs. Lincoln buys six pounds sugar, five pounds coffee, candles, and nutmegs at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 159.

Saturday, September 10, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys box of "Wright's Pills" (cathartic) from his druggist. Day Book, Diller's Drug Store.

Monday, September 12, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln credits $50 payment on promissory note of A. and J. Haines, and deposits money in his account. IHi—Lincoln Estate Inventory; Marine Bank Ledger.

Wednesday, September 14, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Mrs. Lincoln buys new "stock" for husband at Smith's, and boys' cap and two pairs boys' socks. Pratt, Personal Finances, 159.

Friday, September 16, 1859.+-

Columbus, OH.

Lincoln speaks twice, delivering his principal address at 2 P.M. on east terrace of state house, and speaking more briefly before Young Men's Republican Club that evening at City Hall. He visits Franklin County Fair. Mrs. Lincoln and one of their boys accompany him. Speech at Columbus, Ohio, 16 September 1859, CW, 3:400-25; Ohio State Journal, 17 September 1859; Daniel J. Ryan, "Lincoln and Ohio," Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 32.

Saturday, September 17, 1859.+-

Dayton, OH, Hamilton, OH, Cincinnati, OH.

Between trains Lincoln speaks nearly two hours in Dayton. He stops also at Hamilton and makes short speech to crowd awaiting him. Arriving in Cincinnati, he and Mrs. Lincoln are escorted to Burnet House. At 8 P.M. he speaks in Market House Square. Daniel J. Ryan, "Lincoln and Ohio," Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 32:63ff; Speech at Dayton, Ohio, 17 September 1859, CW, 3:436-62.

Sunday, September 18, 1859.+-

Cincinnati, OH.

The Lincolns spend day with Mrs. Lincoln's cousin, Mrs. William M. Dickson, and her family, with whom Lincoln stayed during "Reaper" trial in 1855. At night they return to Burnet House. Abraham Lincoln to William M. Dickson, 17 October 1859, CW, 3:490-91; Abraham Lincoln to William M. Dickson, 7 June 1860, CW, 4:72-73.

Monday, September 19, 1859.+-

Indianapolis, IN.

The Lincolns leave Cincinnati at 10:30 and arrive at Indianapolis in afternoon. They take rooms at American House. Lincoln addresses evening meeting at Masonic Hall. Indianapolis Journal, 20 September 1859; Indianapolis Atlas, 20 September 1859; Speech at Indianapolis, Indiana, 19 September 1859, CW, 3:463-70.

Tuesday, September 20, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and family arrive in evening. Illinois State Journal, 22 September 1859.

Wednesday, September 21, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

To Salmon P. Chase, whom he had not seen in Ohio, Lincoln writes: "It is useless for me to say to you (and yet I cannot refrain from saying it) that you must not let your approaching election in Ohio so result as to give encouragement to Douglasism. That ism is all which now stands in the way of an early and complete success of Republicanism; and nothing would help it or hurt us so much as for Ohio to go over or falter just now." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 21 September 1859, CW, 3:470-71.

Thursday, September 22, 1859.+-

Lincoln, IL.

Lincoln writes instructions to jury in Fairchild v. Capps & St. Clair. Photocopy.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys two pairs boys' boots at Smith's store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 159.]

Saturday, September 24, 1859.+-

Lincoln, IL.

For plaintiff in Day v. Skinner & Turley, Lincoln files bond. Record.

Sunday, September 25, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to fellow Republican Richard Yates, of Jacksonville, Illinois, and informs him that "There is a strong desire with some—and I rather think all—republicans here that you will allow them to run you for congress in this [6th] District this fall." Lincoln reports that he and U.S. Senator Lyman Trumbull "anxiously desire" Yates's candidacy. Lincoln instructs Yates to respond with a decision to either James C. Conkling or Milton Hay, both of Springfield. Lincoln closes, "Do not say no." Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates, 25 September 1859, IHi, Springfield, IL; CW, 11:17-18.

Monday, September 26, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln deposits $50. Marine Bank Ledger.

He receives, evidently by mail, $27.70 as fee from estate of Samuel G. Hunt, DeWitt County. Probate Record.

Tuesday, September 27, 1859.+-

Lincoln, IL.

Lincoln writes and files bond of Joshua Day and James Wiley in case of Day v. Skinner & Turley. Photocopy.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys yard of linen at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 159.]

Wednesday, September 28, 1859.+-

Lincoln, IL and Chicago, IL.

Lincoln starts for Milwaukee, where he is to deliver annual oration at Wisconsin State Fair. In Chicago he registers at Tremont House. Illinois State Journal, 28 September 1859; Chicago Journal, 29 September 1859.

Thursday, September 29, 1859.+-

Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI.

Lincoln is in Chicago in morning, but during day leaves for Milwaukee. Chicago Journal, 30 September 1859.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys $3 parasol at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 159.]

Friday, September 30, 1859.+-

Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI.

Lincoln is introduced to his audience by president of Wisconsin Agricultural Society. He delivers address which newspapers call "dignified and impressive." Illinois State Journal, 5 October 1859.

In evening he speaks extemporaneously at Newhall House. Alexander M. Thomson, A Political History of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI: Casper Co., 1902), 150; Address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 30 September 1859, CW, 3:471-82.