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Monday, October 1, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Seward, on tour of west, passes through Springfield. Lincoln is one of crowd at station to meet him, and they chat briefly. Crowd cheers both. Illinois State Journal, 2 October 1860.

Charge that Lincoln had slandered Jefferson is still circulating. To J. H. Reed, Aledo, Ill. editor, Lincoln sends emphatic denial. Abraham Lincoln to James H. Reed, 1 October 1860, CW, 4:124-25.

Tuesday, October 2, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Questions about Lincoln's tariff views are being asked of Republican speakers. One, J. E. Harvey, writes Lincoln for speech quotations on subject. Lincoln answers that none was reported, and refers Harvey to Republican tariff plank. Abraham Lincoln to James E. Harvey, 2 October 1860, CW, 4:125.

Friday, October 5, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Jesse Fell on importance of carrying three Illinois districts. Abraham Lincoln to Jesse W. Fell, 5 October 1860, CW, 4:126.

Saturday, October 6, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln gives S. T. Logan receipt for balance of his share of fee in Cairo land case, Beaver v. Taylor & Gilbert. Total fee was $3,000. Logan gives Lincoln $239 cash and his note for $400. Paul M. Angle, comp., New Letters and Papers of Lincoln (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1930), 256.

Lincoln deposits cash in his bank account. Marine Bank Ledger.

Wednesday, October 10, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To Herndon, campaigning in Petersburg, Lincoln dashes off note: "I cannot give you details, but it is entirely certain that Pennsylvania and Indiana have gone Republican very largely, Penn. 25,000 & Indiana 5 to 10. Ohio of course is safe." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Herndon, 10 October 1860, CW, 4:126.

Thursday, October 11, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Republicans celebrate victory in Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania elections. Wide Awakes parade to Lincoln's home. "Mr. Lincoln, surrounded by a large number of personal friends, stood upon the doorsteps and bowed in silent acknowledgment of their cheers." Crowd moves to Wigwam for speeches. Illinois State Journal, 12 October 1860.

Friday, October 12, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to William H. Seward about Seward's recent speeches. "It now really looks as if the Government is about to fall into our hands. Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana have surpassed all expectation." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 12 October 1860, CW, 4:126-27.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, purchases several items, including powder and a hair tonic known as cocoaine, from a Springfield store. Account, 12 October 1860, Corneau and Diller Account Book, 570, Abraham Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL; Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield), 11 October 1860, 1:2; Harry E. Pratt, The Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1943), 153; Tara McClellan McAndrew, Stories of Springfield: Life in Lincoln's Town (Charleston, SC: History Press, 2010), 55.

Saturday, October 13, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Judge William D. Kelley gratefully accepting inscription to Lincoln in Kelley's new legal work. He thanks John M. Read of Pennsylvania for two framed engravings, and says he is rejoicing over Oct. election results. Abraham Lincoln to William D. Kelley, 13 October 1860, CW, 4:127.

Sunday, October 14, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and his wife Mary host a dinner party at their home for several guests, including Thomas Corwin, a Republican congressman from Ohio and former governor of that state, and Lyman Trumbull, a United States senator from Illinois. Later in the evening, David Davis, judge of Illinois's eighth judicial circuit, and Illinois Secretary of State Ozias M. Hatch pay a visit to the Lincoln home as well. Davis wrote to his wife the following day and offered his impressions of his evening at the Lincolns': "Mrs. Lincoln seemed in high feather. Mr. Lincoln looked as if he had a heavy responsibility resting on him. The cares & responsibility of office will wear on him." Regarding Mary Lincoln, Davis added, "I don't think she would ever mesmerise any one. I am in hopes that she will not give her husband any trouble." David Davis to Sarah W. Davis, 15 October 1860, David Davis Family Papers, folder B-12, IHi, Springfield, IL; Josiah Morrow, ed., Life and Speeches of Thomas Corwin, Orator, Lawyer, and Statesman (Cincinnati, OH: W. H. Anderson & Co., 1896), 64-65; United States Biographical Dictionary: Illinois Volume (Chicago: American Biographical Publishing, 1876), 14; Portrait and Biographical Album of McLean County, Ill. (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887), 188; Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 20 November 1856, 2:2; Willard L. King, Lincoln's Manager David Davis (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1960), 135; David Davis to Sarah W. Davis, 15 October 1860, David Davis Family Papers, folder B-12, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Monday, October 15, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To L. Montgomery Bond of Philadelphia Lincoln explains his attitude toward South: "I certainly am in no temper, and have no purpose, to embitter the feelings of the South; but whether I am inclined to such a course as would, in fact, embitter their feelings, you can better judge by my published speeches, than by anything I would say in a short letter." In evening Lincoln visits Wigwam, where Thomas Corwin of Ohio speaks. Abraham Lincoln to L. Montgomery Bond, 15 October 1860, CW, 4:128; Illinois State Journal, 16 October 1860.

Tuesday, October 16, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

John G. Nicolay records incident: "Mr. Lincoln, coming to his room this morning, was accosted by a stranger who inquired the way to the same place. Mr. Lincoln offered to show him the way, and arriving, very much electrified the man by turning round and saying to him, 'I am Lincoln.' He had no idea he was being ciceroned by the famous Rail Splitter." ISLA—Memo. Ms.

Friday, October 19, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to eleven-year-old Grace Bedell, of Westfield, New York. Bedell wrote to ask Lincoln about his children and she suggested, "[L]et your whiskers grow . . . [Y]ou would look a great deal better for your face is so thin." Lincoln writes, "My dear little Miss. I regret the necessity of saying I have no daughters. I have three sons—one seventeen, one nine, and one seven . . . As to the whiskers, having never worn any, do you not think people would call it a piece of silly affection if I were to begin it now?" Grace Bedell to Abraham Lincoln, 15 October 1860, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI; Abraham Lincoln to Grace Bedell, 19 October 1860, CW, 4:129-30.

Mrs. Lincoln buys and charges $5.50 worth of linen. Pratt, Personal Finances, 150.

Tuesday, October 23, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to David Turnham, friend of Indiana days: "I well remember when you and I last met, after a separation of fourteen years, at the cross-road voting place, in the fall of 1844. It is now sixteen years more and we are both no longer young men. I suppose you are a grandfather; and I, though married much later in life, have a son nearly grown." He tells William S. Speer of Tennessee that anything he might write disclaiming intention of interfering with slaves in slave states "would do no good." He has already many times said that in print. Abraham Lincoln to David Turnham, 23 October 1860, CW, 4:130-31; Abraham Lincoln to William S. Speer, 23 October 1860, CW, 4:130.

Mrs. Lincoln buys cloth and buttons which come to $16.35. Pratt, Personal Finances, 150.

Wednesday, October 24, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln denies he ever gave money to Kansas Emigrant Aid societies. "I once subscribed twentyfive dollars, to be paid whenever Judge Logan would decide it was necessary to enable the people of Kansas to defend themselves against any force coming against them from without the Territory, and not by authority of the United States. Logan never made the decision, and I never paid." He writes note for "lady-bearer," instructing freight agent to "let her have the freight, and I will pay you any amount not exceeding four dollars on presentation of this note." Abraham Lincoln to J. C. Lee, 24 October 1860, CW, 4:131-32; Guarantee to Pay Freight Charges for a Lady, 24 October 1860, CW, 4:131.

Thursday, October 25, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To caller, Gen. Welsh of New York, Lincoln remarks: "I declare to you this morning, General, that for personal considerations I would rather have a full term in the Senate—a place in which I would feel more consciously able to discharge the duties required, and where there is more chance to make reputation, and less danger of losing it—than four years of the presidency." ISLA—Nicolay Memo., Ms.

Friday, October 26, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Reports have reached Lincoln that on his election army officers at Fort Kearney intend to go south with their arms and resist. Though not greatly alarmed, he writes Maj. David Hunter to find out whether there is any foundation for rumor. He thanks H. E. Hoelke, St. Louis photographer, for photographs sent. Abraham Lincoln to David Hunter, 26 October 1860, CW, 4:132; Abraham Lincoln to H. E. Hoelke, 26 October 1860, CW, 4:132.

Lincoln is visited by famous boxer, John C. Heenan, "the Benicia Boy." Illinois State Journal, 27 October 1860.

Saturday, October 27, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To G. T. M. Davis of Alton Lincoln refuses to make public statement of his views. He would repeat his intent of noninterference with slavery in slave states "a thousand times, if there were no danger of encouraging bold bad men to believe they are dealing with one who can be scared into anything." Abraham Lincoln to George T. M. Davis, 27 October 1860, CW, 4:132-33.

Sunday, October 28, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

"Your suggestions are all worthy of consideration, and shall receive it," Lincoln writes R. W. Thompson. "The eyes of some of our best sentinels are already upon that matter of forged naturalization papers to be issued as from your court; and, if possible, the use of such papers will be prevented. Abraham Lincoln to Richard W. Thompson, 28 October 1860, CW, 4:133.

Monday, October 29, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To editor of Louisville "Journal," George D. Prentice, Lincoln explains his reluctance to restate his position in order to calm southern apprehensions. He is already on record. Opponents are eager for anything on which to base "new misrepresentations," and he does not care to put weapons in their hands. Lincoln writes polite notes to Mrs. Eliza A. Hamilton of Keene, N.H., and Mrs. Stephen A. Hurlbut of Belvidere, Ill. Abraham Lincoln to George D. Prentice, 29 October 1860, CW, 4:134-35; Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Eliza A. Hamilton, 29 October 1860, CW, 4:134; Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Stephen A. Hurlbut, 29 October 1860, CW, 4:134.

Tuesday, October 30, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Jesse Atwood, Philadelphia portrait painter, is working on Lincoln's portrait. Illinois State Journal, 26 October 1860, 1 November 1860.

Wednesday, October 31, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is convinced that his attitude of silence is proper. "Allow me to beg that you will not live in much apprehension of my precipitating a letter upon the public," he assures George G. Fogg. Abraham Lincoln to George G. Fogg, 31 October 1860, CW, 4:135-36.