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Thursday, March 1, 1860.+-

Exeter, NH, Concord, NH, and Manchester, NH.

Robert Lincoln and George Latham of Springfield accompany Lincoln from Exeter to Concord, where he speaks at 1:45 P.M. in Phoenix Hall. He goes to Manchester and addresses "immense gathering" at Smyth Hall. He stays night at City Hotel. Elwin L. Page, Abraham Lincoln in New Hampshire (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1929), 60; Chicago Tribune, 9 March 1860; Speech at Manchester, New Hampshire, 1 March 1860, CW, 3:551-52.

Friday, March 2, 1860.+-

Manchester, NH and Dover, NH.

Lincoln returns to Exeter and goes on to Dover, where he is escorted to home of George Mathewson. After evening speech he visits New Hampshire House, where he stays until after midnight, and returns to Mathewson's. Elwin L. Page, Abraham Lincoln in New Hampshire (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1929), 68-69, 75-77, 90; Speech at Dover, New Hampshire, 2 March 1860, CW, 3:552-54.

Saturday, March 3, 1860.+-

Exeter, NH.

Lincoln spends part of day with Robert. In evening he makes speech. He writes to Isaac Pomeroy of Newark, N.J., who invited him to address Young Men's Working Club. "I have already spoken five times, and am engaged to speak five more. By the time these engagements shall be fulfilled, I shall be so far worn down, and also will be carried so far beyond my allotted time, that an immediate return home will be a necessity with me." At this sitting he is declining invitations to Philadelphia, Reading, and Pittsburgh. Abraham Lincoln to Isaac Pomeroy, 3 March 1860, CW, 3:554; Percy C. Eggleston, Lincoln in New England (New York: Steward, Warren & Co., 1922), 8; Bulletin of Phillips Exeter Academy, XII, No. 3, 9.

Sunday, March 4, 1860.+-

Exeter, NH.

Lincoln spends day with Robert and his classmates. He attends Phillips church. Percy C. Eggleston, Lincoln in New England (New York: Steward, Warren & Co., 1922), 8; Bulletin of Phillips Exeter Academy, XII, No. 3, 9.

He writes Mrs. Lincoln: "I have been unable to escape this toil. If I had foreseen it, I think I would not have come east at all. The speech at New York, being within my calculation before I started, went off passably well and gave me no trouble whatever." He acknowledges $200 check from James A. Briggs of New York, and outlines his tour, past and future, since leaving New York. Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, [4 March 1860], CW, 3:555; Abraham Lincoln to James A. Briggs, [4 March 1860], CW, 3:554.

Monday, March 5, 1860.+-

Hartford, CT.

Lincoln, introduced by Gov. Buckingham, speaks in evening at City Hall. He closes with strong appeal: "Let us not be slandered from our duties, or intimidated from preserving our dignity and our rights by any menace; but let us have faith that Right, Eternal Right makes might, and as we understand our duty, so do it!" He is escorted to his hotel by original "Wide Awake" Club. Percy C. Eggleston, Lincoln in New England (New York: Steward, Warren & Co., 1922), 13-15; Speech at Hartford, Connecticut, 5 March 1860, CW, 4:2-13.

Tuesday, March 6, 1860.+-

New Haven, CT.

Lincoln speaks in Union Hall. Procession led by New Haven band escorts him to home of J. F. Babcock, his host. Percy C. Eggleston, Lincoln in New England (New York: Steward, Warren & Co., 1922), 15; Chicago Tribune, 14 March 1860; Speech at New Haven, Connecticut, 6 March 1860, CW, 4:13-30.

Wednesday, March 7, 1860.+-

New Haven, CT and Meriden, CT.

Evening special train takes Lincoln and 300 supporters to Meriden. Torchlight procession escorts him to hall, where he speaks for more than two hours. He returns on special train to New Haven, where another procession, headed by Wallingford brass band, escorts him to Babcock's residence. Chicago Tribune, 14 March 1860.

Thursday, March 8, 1860.+-

New Haven, CT, New London, CT, Woonsocket, RI.

On way from New Haven to Woonsocket, Lincoln stops in New London for three hours. He takes afternoon train to Providence, where several hundred admirers and band meet him and escort him to Woonsocket. At Harris Hall he delivers "one of his most powerful addresses." Percy C. Eggleston, Lincoln in New England (New York: Steward, Warren & Co., 1922), 18, 21-22; Chicago Tribune, 14 March 1860.

Friday, March 9, 1860.+-

Norwich, CT.

Town hall is crowded to hear Lincoln give "manly vindication of the principles of the Republican party, urging the necessity of the union of all elements to free our country from its present rule, and closed with an eloquent exhortation for each and every one to do his duty without regard to the sneers and slanders of our political opponents." Percy C. Eggleston, Lincoln in New England (New York: Steward, Warren & Co., 1922), 23.

Saturday, March 10, 1860.+-

Bridgeport, CT.

Lincoln makes his last speech in New England in town's largest hall, filled to capacity. Percy C. Eggleston, Lincoln in New England (New York: Steward, Warren & Co., 1922), 23, 30.

He takes night express for New York. New York Tribune, 12 March 1860.

Sunday, March 11, 1860.+-

New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY.

Lincoln and James A. Briggs hear Henry Ward Beecher preach at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, and visit Universalist Church of Edwin H. Chapin in New York. Hiram Barney takes Lincoln to House of Industry at Five Points, and home to tea. James A. Briggs to S. P. Chase, 17 March 1860, Salmon P. Chase Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; New York Tribune, 13 March 1860; The Evening Post (New York, NY), 16 August 1867, 2:4.

Monday, March 12, 1860.+-

New York, NY and En route.

In morning Lincoln leaves for home on Erie Railroad. New York Tribune speeds parting guest: "Mr. Lincoln has done a good work and made many warm friends."

Wednesday, March 14, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Early in morning Lincoln arrives on Great Western, "in excellent health and in his usual spirits." He turns to his correspondence, apologizing to A. W. Harvey for his inability to speak in Buffalo, and to Messrs. Beers and Mansfield, photographers, for not finding time to sit for portrait. Abraham Lincoln to Alexander W. Harvey, 14 March 1860, CW, 4:31; Abraham Lincoln to William A. Beers and Sereno Mansfield, 14 March 1860, CW, 4:30.

Thursday, March 15, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln deposits $604 in his bank account. Marine Bank Ledger.

He writes note to Rufus W. Miles, Knox County Republican, thanking him for his approval of New York speech. Abraham Lincoln to Rufus W. Miles, 15 March 1860, CW, 4:31.

Friday, March 16, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To Mark Delahay of Kansas Lincoln writes: "I can not enter the ring on the money basis—first, because, in the main, it is wrong; and secondly, I have not, and can not get, the money." If, however, Delahay is appointed delegate to convention, Lincoln will supply $100 for expenses. He writes to Trumbull about Delahay's senatorial ambitions. Abraham Lincoln to Mark W. Delahay, 16 March 1860, CW, 4:31-32; Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 16 March 1860, CW, 4:32.

Saturday, March 17, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Hatch, Dubois, and Herndon have farewell interview with Gov. Bissell, mortally ill and sinking rapidly. Chicago Tribune, 23 March 1860.

Lincoln writes E. Stafford that financial part of arrangement Stafford proposes is impossible. He cannot raise $10,000; "nor have my friends, so far as I know, yet reached the point of staking any money on my chances of success." He also writes to James W. Somers, Urbana attorney, advice about Somers' thought of moving to Chicago, Missouri, or Kansas. Abraham Lincoln to E. Stafford, 17 March 1860, CW, 4:33; Abraham Lincoln to James W. Somers, 17 March 1860, CW, 4:33.

Monday, March 19, 1860.+-

Lincoln, IL.

Acting for defendant, Lincoln writes, signs, and files demurrer in Henrichsen v. Laughery in Logan Circuit Court. He writes agreement as to issue in Musick for use of Johnson v. Baughn & Jackson, which Young for defendant and Parks for plaintiff sign. Photocopy.

Tuesday, March 20, 1860.+-

Lincoln, IL.

Lincoln writes indictment in People v. Musick et al.Files.

Wednesday, March 21, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Gov. Bissell is buried. "In the [funeral] procession were several of the most prominent men of the State; men renowned in politics, education, military history and the law. Among them were Hon. Abraham Lincoln; his law partner, Wm. H. Herndon," and many others. Chicago Journal, 22 March 1860.

Friday, March 23, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL.

One of Lincoln's famous cases—Johnston v. Jones & Marsh—comes to trial in U.S. Court. Title to important accretions of land north of Chicago River is involved. This is third trial of case, and first time Lincoln has appeared as counsel. With him, for defense, are Fuller, Higgins, and Van Arman; Morris, Arnold, and Wills represent plaintiff. Chicago Journal, 26 March 1860; ISLA—Papers, 1932, 41n.

Saturday, March 24, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln responds to a letter from former Republican Congressman Samuel Galloway, of Columbus, Ohio. Galloway expressed his admiration and concluded that Lincoln represented the Republican Party's best chance to win the presidency. Lincoln writes, "My name is new in the field; and I suppose I am not the first choice of a very great many. Our policy, then, is to give no offence to others—leave them in a mood to come to us, if they shall be compelled to give up their first love. This, too, is dealing justly with all, and leaving us in a mood to support heartily whoever shall be nominated." Samuel Galloway to Abraham Lincoln, 15 March 1860, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, 24 March 1860, CW, 4:33-34.

Monday, March 26, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL.

In court all day, Lincoln also writes to Trumbull about political situation in Connecticut. "It would both please, and help our friends there, if you could be with them in the last days of the fight. Having been there, I know they are proud of you as a son of their own soil, and would be moved to greater exertions by your presence among them. Can you not go? Telegraph them, and go right along." Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 26 March 1860, CW, 4:34.

Tuesday, March 27, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln is busy with Johnston v. Jones & Marsh. Record.

Wednesday, March 28, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln writes Ward Hill Lamon about indictment which he (Lincoln) had drawn. "I think I had no authority but the Statute when I wrote the Indictment. In fact, I remember but little about it. . . . I am so busy with our case on trial here, that I can not examine authorities near as fully as you can there. If, after all, the indictment shall be quashed, it will prove that my forte is as a Statesman, rather than as a Prossecutor." He also writes note of recommendation for James W. Somers of Urbana. Abraham Lincoln to Ward H. Lamon, 28 March 1860, CW, 4:34-35; Recommendation for James W. Somers, 28 March 1860, CW, 4:35.

Thursday, March 29, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL.

In his free time Lincoln is giving sittings to Leonard W. Volk, sculptor related to Douglas by marriage who recently finished bust of Douglas. Chicago Tribune.

Friday, March 30, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL.

Lincoln is busy in court and studio. Record.

Saturday, March 31, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL.

Johnston v. Jones & Marsh runs on. Record.