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Wednesday, February 1, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Ambos v. James A. Barret & Co., Lincoln for plaintiff, is continued in U.S. Circuit Court. In Supreme Court he submits Leonard v. Villars et al., acting for defendant. He deposits $539.95, and writes $100 check to "Woods and Henckle," tailors, evidently for new suit for his New York trip. Browning calls after tea and spends hour or two, and in evening Lincoln and Grimshaw address "large and enthusiastic meeting" at Republican Headquarters. Record; Marine Bank Ledger; DLC—Original; Browning, Diary; Illinois State Journal, 2 February 1860.

Thursday, February 2, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln loses his effort to set aside verdict in Clark v. Jones, decided against him in U.S. Circuit Court in June 1859. Court orders execution on previous judgment. Record.

He writes $15.25 check to "Self for Officer & Pusey," Thomas Officer and William Pusey, Council Bluffs real estate dealers who were Lincoln's agents in locating 120 acres of bounty land. DLC—Original.

Saturday, February 4, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln replies to request of Abraham Jonas, Quincy Republican, for copy of Lincoln-Douglas Debates. "As you are one of my most valued friends, and have complimented me by the expression of a wish for the book, I propose doing myself the honor of presenting you with one, as soon as I can." Abraham Lincoln to Abraham Jonas, 4 February 1860, CW, 3:516.

Sunday, February 5, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is having difficulty averting trouble between different Republican factions in Illinois. There is still talk of Judd's "treachery." Herndon has been reviving old stories of 1855, and Judd has complained. "I did not press him about the past; but got his solemn pledge to say nothing of the sort in the future." Abraham Lincoln to Norman B. Judd, 5 February 1860, CW, 3:516.

Monday, February 6, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court, Lincoln's case Dawson v. Ennis & Ennis is continued by consent of attorneys. He deposits $265 at bank. Record; Marine Bank Ledger.

Wednesday, February 8, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and Browning have "free talk about the Presidency." Browning favors Bates of Missouri. Lincoln admits that Bates may be strongest candidate in Illinois, that Bates can get votes "even in this County that he cannot get." Perhaps when convention meets he may think Bates's nomination "the very best thing that can be done." Browning, Diary.

Lincoln writes to Henry E. Dummer of Beardstown on law case. Abraham Lincoln to Henry E. Dummer, 8 February 1860, CW, 3:517.

Thursday, February 9, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln appeals to Judd. He says that while it would not hurt him to miss nomination, it would be harmful if he should not get Illinois delegation. Judd's enemies are bitter against him, and for revenge will "lay to the Bates egg in the South, and to the Seward egg in the North, and go far toward squeezing me out in the middle with nothing. Can you not help me a little in this matter?" Lincoln also writes to his old friend, Josiah M. Lucas, explaining that he did not support Lucas for House postmaster because there was no time for action. Abraham Lincoln to Norman B. Judd, 9 February 1860, CW, 3:517; Abraham Lincoln to Josiah M. Lucas, 9 February 1860, CW, 3:517-18.

Lincoln writes to Chicago Democrat newspaper editor John Wentworth in an attempt to mediate a dispute between Wentworth and another prominent Chicago Republican, Norman B. Judd. Judd is the chair of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee, and he is suing Wentworth for libel. Lincoln suggests that Wentworth "write, sign and place on the files of the court" a statement in which he denies deliberately impugning Judd's reputation. Lincoln adds that both men should "in good faith, let one another alone." Abraham Lincoln to John Wentworth, 9 February 1860, CW, 11:18-19.

Friday, February 10, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court one case of Lincoln's, Joyner v. Bowen & Marvel, is continued. Record.

Lincoln writes to Major W. Packard, McLean County treasurer, about taxes on William Florville's land. Lincoln forgot to pay them. Abraham Lincoln to Major W. Packard, 10 February 1860, CW, 3:518.

Monday, February 13, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln makes affidavit of nonresidence in Supreme Court cases of Columbus Machine Manufacturing Co. et al. v. E. R. Ulrich & Co., and Columbus Machine Manufacturing Co. et al. v. P. A. Dorwin & Co.Photocopy.

He writes to Horace White explaining that he is unable to speak in Wisconsin on 28th because he has already agreed to speak in Brooklyn on 27th. He writes "thank you" note to John C. Henshaw of New York, who has sent book (not received) on labor and capital. Abraham Lincoln to Horace White, 13 February 1860, CW, 3:519; Abraham Lincoln to John C. Henshaw, 13 February 1860, CW, 3:518-19.

Tuesday, February 14, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court Lincoln makes his last appearance for term. Two of his cases are continued, and in third he files bill of revivor. He answers letter from Messrs. Hall, Fullinwider, and Correll of Sangamon County asking meaning of statement "a house divided against itself cannot stand." After quoting paragraph Lincoln writes: "It puzzles me to make my meaning plainer." Record; Files; Abraham Lincoln to Oliver P. Hall, Jacob N. Fullinwider, and William F. Correll, 14 February 1860, CW, 3:519-20.

Thursday, February 16, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln corrects complainant's bill in Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. v. Great Western RR et al., signing "J. C. Conkling for complainant." Photocopy.

Friday, February 17, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes two letters. To D. L. Phillips he apologizes for not answering his letter of 13th sooner; he has been so busy he could not attend to it. He lists four judgments won January 20, 1858. He tells Eunice E. Howell of New York that he cannot "lecture for you this winter." Abraham Lincoln to David L. Phillips, 17 February 1860, CW, 3:520-21; Abraham Lincoln to Eunice E. Howell, 17 February 1860, CW, 3:520.

Tuesday, February 21, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To John Olney of Shawneetown Lincoln writes: "Your excellent letter of the 14th. is just received. It puts some propositions so admirably that I am tempted to publish them—without names, of course." Abraham Lincoln to John Olney, 21 February 1860, CW, 3:521.

Thursday, February 23, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL and En route.

Lincoln leaves for New York to speak at Cooper Union. Illinois State Register comments: "Subject, not known. Consideration, $200 and expenses. Object, presidential capital. Effect, disappointment."

Saturday, February 25, 1860.+-

Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY.

Changing trains in Philadelphia, Lincoln receives note from Simon Cameron and David Wilmot inviting him to visit them at Girard House. He calls there and finds both out. Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 26 February 1860, CW, 3:521.

On arriving at New York he takes rooms at Astor House. He visits office of New York "Independent" and talks with Henry C. Bowen, editor. He also spends some time revising his address. Henry B. Rankin, Intimate Character Sketches of Abraham Lincoln (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1924), 178-81; Joseph F. Newton, Lincoln and Herndon (Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1910), 266-67.

Sunday, February 26, 1860.+-

New York, NY.

Lincoln attends church with Henry C. Bowen and writes to Simon Cameron regretting that he did not meet Cameron and Wilmot in Philadelphia Saturday. Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 26 February 1860, CW, 3:521.

Monday, February 27, 1860.+-

New York, NY.

Visitors call at Astor House to see Lincoln, and he refuses invitations to speak at Patterson and Orange. Illinois State Journal, 3 March 1860.

In evening, Lincoln speaks before a large audience gathered at the Cooper Institute. He interprets the intent of the U.S. Constitution's framers and the power of the "Federal Government to control...slavery in our Federal Territories." In regard to the Dred Scott decision, Lincoln declares that the Supreme Court was "mistaken" when it determined that "the right of property in a slave is distinctly and expressly affirmed in the Constitution." A newspaper reports that his remarks drew "frequent and irrepressible applause." New York Daily Tribune, 28 February 1860, 6:1-5; Address at Cooper Institute, New York City, 27 February 1860, CW, 3:522-50.

Tuesday, February 28, 1860.+-

Providence, RI.

Lincoln speaks in evening. Gov. Hoppin calls meeting to order, and Thomas A. Jenckes introduces Lincoln. "Railroad Hall was filled to overflowing . . . by an audience to welcome and to hear the great champion of Republicanism in Illinois." Illinois State Journal, 7 March 1860; Speech at Providence, Rhode Island, 28 February 1860, CW, 3:550-51.

Wednesday, February 29, 1860.+-

Providence, RI and Exeter, NH.

Lincoln travels from Providence to Exeter, where his son Robert is in school. (He probably leaves Providence at 10:40 A.M., changes trains at Boston, and arrives at 4:27.) At Exeter committee meets him and secures promise to speak at Dover Friday. Elwin L. Page, Abraham Lincoln in New Hampshire (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1929), 25-27.