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Friday, June 1, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To F. A. Wood Lincoln writes: "Yours of May 24th. is received. You say you are not a Lincoln man; 'but still would like to have Mr. L's autograph.' Well, here it is." Abraham Lincoln to F. A. Wood, 1 June 1860, CW, 4:68.

Saturday, June 2, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln composes form letter for autograph collectors, and uses it twice. [At some time this month he also drafts forms for those who ask for biographical sketch and his political views. For campaign biographers, he writes extensive autobiography. Abraham Lincoln to H. Buck, Jr.: Form Reply to Request for Autograph, 2 June 1860, CW, 4:68; Form Letter to Applicants for Biographical Data, [c. June] 1860, CW, 4:60; Form Reply to Requests for Political Opinions, [c. June] 1860, CW, 4:60; Autobiography Written for John L. Scripps, [c. June 1860], CW, 4:60-67.]

Monday, June 4, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln begins second letter to Samuel Haycraft with sentences that are to give him considerable embarrassment. "You suggest that a visit to the place of my nativity might be pleasant to me. Indeed it would. But would it be safe? Would not the people Lynch me?" He informs George Ashmun that his name is Abraham, not Abram, and writes five routine acknowledgment letters. Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Haycraft, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:69-70; Abraham Lincoln to George Ashmun, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:68-69; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph C. Abbott, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:68; Abraham Lincoln to William A. Buckingham, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:69; Abraham Lincoln to John Eddy, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:69; Abraham Lincoln to Mordecai Mobley, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:70; Abraham Lincoln to Charles E. Troutman, 4 June 1860, CW, 4:70.

Tuesday, June 5, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln summarizes political developments for Trumbull. "Gov. Reeder was here last evening direct from Pennsylvania. He is entirely confident of that state, and of the general result. . . . Weed was here, and saw me; but he showed no signs whatever of the intriguer. He asked for nothing; and said N.Y. is safe, without condition." Lincoln thanks Digby V. Bell of Chicago for sending chair made from wood of all 34 states, which sat on platform at Chicago convention. Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 5 June 1860, CW, 4:71; Abraham Lincoln to Digby V. Bell, 5 June 1860, CW, 4:71.

Wednesday, June 6, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln resumes his law practice. In U.S. Circuit Court case of Joyner v. Bowen & Marvel, continued from February 10, 1860, he draws and files affidavit and agreement; in Conner v. Berry he files plea and notice. Files.

Thursday, June 7, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Springfield Republicans hold rally to celebrate Lincoln's nomination, with procession in morning, speeches afternoon and evening, and closing torchlight procession. Illinois State Journal, 8 June 1860.

Lincoln writes to William M. Dickson, who is married to Mary Lincoln's cousin. Lincoln asks Dickson, of Cincinnati, Ohio, to investigate a bill Lincoln received from the proprietors of Cincinnati's Burnet House, where Lincoln stayed in September 1859, as a guest of Ohio Republicans. Lincoln explains, "I . . . was . . . told the bill 'was settled' 'was all right' or words to that effect. . . . I can and will pay it if it is right; but I do not wish to be 'diddled!['] Please do what you do quietly, having no fuss about it." William M. Dickson to Abraham Lincoln, 21 May 1860; Johnson & Saunders Co. to Abraham Lincoln, 5 June 1860, both in Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to William M. Dickson, 7 June 1860, CW. 3:72-73.

Friday, June 8, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has two cases in U.S. Circuit Court. In S. C. Davis & Co. v. Hillabrant, garnishee proceeding, Malhoitt is ordered to plead tomorrow. In Williams v. Connelly et al. leave to amend bill of complaint is given complainant's solicitors. Lincoln & Herndon represent plaintiffs in both cases. Record.

Lincoln endorses pardon petition to Gov. Wood on behalf of Emanuel Fowler, convicted of assault in Shelby County June 6, 1860. He thanks his Tremont colleague, John A. Jones, for his felicitations. Endorsement: Recommendation for Pardon of Emanuel Fowler, 8 June 1860, CW, 4:73; Abraham Lincoln to John A. Jones, 8 June 1860, CW, 4:73.

Saturday, June 9, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

S. C. Davis & Co. v. Hillabrant is called, and plaintiffs appear "by Messrs. Lincoln and Herndon their Attorneys." Defendant defaults, and court orders judgment entered against him for $500 garnishee. Lincoln releases mortgage he took from Ritta Angelica da Silva February 20, 1855. Record.

He writes two acknowledgment notes, and letter which reveals another penalty of fame. Mrs. Deziah Vance, widow of John Vance of Danville, for whom Lincoln handled case in 1844, has asked if he has any money collected for Mr. Vance. Lincoln replies that he has not, and doubts that 16-year-old claim can be collected. Abraham Lincoln to James E. Harvey, 9 June 1860, CW, 4:73; Abraham Lincoln to Charles Lanman, 9 June 1860, CW, 4:74; Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Deziah Vance, 9 June 1860, CW, 4:74.

Monday, June 11, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to J. Mason Haight, who commented on Lincoln serving water to notification committee: "Having kept house sixteen years, and having never held the 'cup' to the lips of my friends then, my judgment was that I should not, in my new position, change my habit in this respect." He thanks J. E. Tilton, Boston publisher, for book. [John G. Nicolay is now working as Lincoln's secretary.] Abraham Lincoln to J. Mason Haight, 11 June 1860, CW, 4:75; Abraham Lincoln to J. E. Tilton, 11 June 1860, CW, 4:75; Nicolay to Trumbull, Lyman Trumbull Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, June 12, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the capitol building, Lincoln sits for portraiture artist Thomas Hicks. Orville H. Browning, of Quincy, visits with Lincoln during the session. Later, Browning records, "Mr Hicks says he greatly prefers to have some friend present whilst he is at work. The picture promises to be a very fine one. Lincoln bears his honors meekly As soon as other company . . . retired . . . I went in [and] he fell into his old habit of telling amusing stories, and we had a free and easy talk of an hour or two." Theodore Calvin Pease and James G. Randall, eds., The Diary of Orville Hickman Browning, 2 vols., Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1925-1933), 2:415.

Wednesday, June 13, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Republican presidential nominee Lincoln sits for well-known portraiture artist Thomas Hicks, of New York. Lincoln's friend and Quincy, Illinois attorney Orville Hickman Browning "spent a portion of the day with Lincoln talking to him whilst Mr Hicks worked upon his portrait." Browning recalled, "[Hicks] completed it this P. M. In my judgment it is an exact, life like likeness, and a beautiful work of art. It is deeply imbued with the intellectual and spiritual, and I doubt whether any one ever succeeds in getting a better picture of the man." Browning, Diary.

Thursday, June 14, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes in Hicks' notebook memorandum on location of his Kentucky birthplace. He thanks Charles Sumner for sending speech, which he has not had time to read. Memorandum Concerning His Birthplace, 14 June 1860, CW, 4:75-76; Abraham Lincoln to Charles Sumner, 14 June 1860, CW, 4:76.

Browning spends evening at Lincoln home. Browning, Diary.

Friday, June 15, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and Browning take tea with Jesse K. Dubois. Browning, Diary.

Lincoln acknowledges letter from J. E. Brady of Pittsburgh. "Your kind remembrance of me gratifies me, as well as the flattering prospect which you give of the old 'Key Stone.' " He thanks W. M. Dickson for dealing with Burnet House bill. Abraham Lincoln to Jasper E. Brady, 15 June 1860, CW, 4:76; Abraham Lincoln to William M. Dickson, 15 June 1860, CW, 4:76-77.

Saturday, June 16, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Correspondent of Trenton (N.J.) Democrat describes Lincoln: "Mr. Lincoln is remaining quietly at home. . . . He occupies, during the large share of his time, the Executive apartments at the State-house, on the second floor, and some days receives hundreds of visitors, while the mails and telegraph put him in communication with a vastly larger number throughout all sections of the country." N.Y. Tribune, 23 June 1860.

Sunday, June 17, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Washburne that he will be home all summer, and hopes to see him. Abraham Lincoln to Elihu B. Washburne, 17 June 1860, CW, 4:77.

Monday, June 18, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Carl Schurz: "I beg you to be assured that your having supported Gov. Seward, in preference to myself in the convention, is not even remembered by me for any practical purpose, or the slightest u[n]pleasant feeling. I go not back of the convention, to make distinctions among its' members; and, to the extent of our limited acquaintance, no man stands nearer my heart than yourself." Lincoln thanks Oran Follett of Sandusky for his interest "in the cause," and is aware of the matter on which he wrote, Seward "corruption." He writes Richard W. Thompson of Indiana that Thompson should talk to Henry Winter Davis of Maryland. Abraham Lincoln to Carl Schurz, 18 June 1860, CW, 4:78-79; Abraham Lincoln to Oran Follett, 18 June 1860, CW, 4:78; Abraham Lincoln to Richard W. Thompson, 18 June 1860, CW, 4:79.

Tuesday, June 19, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

"Lincoln is well and doing well," writes Herndon to Trumbull. "Has thousands of letters daily, many visitors every hour from all sections. He is bored, bored badly." Lyman Trumbull Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln, indignant, writes Galloway of Ohio: "Messrs. Follett, Foster & Co's Life of me is not by my authority; and I have scarcely been so much astounded by anything, as by their public announcement that it is authorized by me." He asks Galloway to "look it over, & exclude what you may think would embarrass the party—bearing in mind, at all times, that I authorize nothing—will be responsible fornothing." Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, 19 June 1860, CW, 4:79-80.

Wednesday, June 20, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln makes his last appearance in U.S. Circuit Court. Case is Dawson v. Ennis & Ennis, for infringement of patent right in double plow. Lincoln and Ketchum argue case for plaintiff, Palmer for defendant. Court takes case under advisement (reaching decision March 9, 1861). Illinois State Journal, 21 June 1860.

Thursday, June 21, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln buys pair of boots for Tad. Pratt, Personal Finances, 150.

Friday, June 22, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

At request of O. M. Hatch, secretary of state, Lincoln sends autograph to Charles F. Ulrich, whose son is making collection. Photocopy.

Tuesday, June 26, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Joshua R. Giddings that he has received his last letter and would have answered sooner except for illness in family. "The suggestions you make are very important, and are duly appreciated by me. If I fail, it will be for lack of ability, and not of purpose." Abraham Lincoln to Joshua R. Giddings, 26 June 1860, CW, 4:80-81.

Thursday, June 28, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to New York Evening Post editor William Cullen Bryant, who wrote to congratulate Lincoln upon his presidential nomination. Bryant advised, "[M]ake no speeches write no letters as a candidate, enter into no pledges, make no promises, nor even give any of those kind words which men are apt to interpret into promises. Several of our Presidents have had a great deal of trouble from this cause." Lincoln writes, "I appreciate the danger against which you would guard me ; nor am I wanting in the purpose to avoid it. I thank you for the additional strength your words give me to maintain that purpose." William Cullen Bryant to Abraham Lincoln, 16 June 1860, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to William C. Bryant, 28 June 1860, CW, 4:81.

Lincoln is elected to board of trustees of Illinois State University, Springfield's projected college. Minutes, Carthage College, Carthage, Ill.

Saturday, June 30, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

C. A. Barry, Massachusetts artist, arrives in Springfield to do crayon portrait of Lincoln. He presents letter of introduction from Gov. Banks of Massachusetts, and Lincoln agrees to give him sitting morning of July 2, 1860. Granite Monthly, October 1904-December 1904, 102-4.