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Monday, July 2, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln poses for Barry. Granite Monthly, October 1904-December 1904, 102-4.

He writes letter of introduction for D. L. Phillips of Anna, calling him one of the "most active and efficient republicans in Illinois. He is doing good service in our cause; and will ask nothing not needed, and misapply nothing received by him." To Whom It May Concern: For David L. Phillips, 2 July 1860, CW, 4:81.

Chicago Tribune notes that Willie Lincoln is dangerously ill with scarlet fever.

Tuesday, July 3, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Barry continues work on his sketch of Lincoln. Granite Monthly, October 1904-December 1904, 102-4.

Wednesday, July 4, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Republican presidential nominee Lincoln writes to his longtime friend Dr. Anson G. Henry, formerly of Springfield, Illinois, and currently living in Oregon. Lincoln is cautiously optimistic that the Republican Party will win the presidency, especially considering the conflicts within the Democratic Party. He writes, "I think the chances were more than equal that we could have beaten the Democracy united. Divided, as it is, it's chance appears indeed very slim. But great is Democracy in resources; and it may yet give it's fortunes a turn." Lincoln closes with news about his sons Willie and Robert, and writes, "Our boy [Willie] . . . has just had a hard and tedious spell of scarlet-fever; and he is not yet beyond all danger. I have a head-ache, and a sore throat upon me now, inducing me to suspect that I have an inferior type of the same thing. Our eldest boy, Bob, has been away from us nearly a year at school, and will enter Harvard University this month. He promises very well, considering we never controlled him much." Abraham Lincoln to Anson G. Henry, 4 July 1860, CW, 4:81-82.

Tuesday, July 10, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes R. W. Thompson of Terre Haute, who apparently has asked for permission to make use of Lincoln's record: "If my record would hurt any, there is no hope that it will be over-looked; so that if friends can help any with it, they may as well do so. Of course, due caution and circumspection, will be used." Abraham Lincoln to Richard W. Thompson, 10 July 1860, CW, 4:82-83.

Saturday, July 14, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to merchant Thomas W. Sweney, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lincoln thanks Sweney for sending "an account of an interview with" U.S. Representative John Hickman, of Pennsylvania. Abraham Lincoln to Thomas W. Sweney, 14 July 1860, CW, 10:56-57.

Monday, July 16, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Leonard Swett that he wants to see him and Judge Davis about their going to Pennsylvania. He gives Nicolay note of introduction to R. W. Thompson, with whom Nicolay is to confer. Abraham Lincoln to Leonard Swett, 16 July 1860, CW, 4:83-84; Abraham Lincoln to Richard W. Thompson, 16 July 1860, CW, 4:84.

Lincoln writes $5 check to Second Portugese Church, Springfield. Photocopy.

In the evening, Sanford's opera troupe "serenade[s]" Lincoln. A newspaper reports, "Those who had the pleasure of hearing it speak in the highest terms of [the troupe's] performance." Illinois Daily State Journal (Springfield), 18 July 1860, 3:2.

Wednesday, July 18, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Republican presidential nominee Lincoln writes to U.S. Senator Hannibal Hamlin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee. Lincoln cannot recall whether or not he and Hamlin, of Maine, had previously met. Lincoln writes, "It appears to me that you and I ought to be acquainted, and accordingly I write this as a sort of introduction of myself to you. You first entered the Senate during the single term I was a member of the House of Representatives, but I have no recollection that we were introduced." Lincoln adds, "The prospect of Republican success now appears very flattering, so far as I can perceive. Do you see anything to the contrary?" Abraham Lincoln to Hannibal Hamlin, 18 July 1860, CW, 4:84-85.

Thursday, July 19, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Thomas M. Johnston, artist, calls on Lincoln, who promises to give him sitting next morning. Boston Globe, 15 February 1932.

Friday, July 20, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Republican presidential nominee Lincoln writes to political ally Cassius M. Clay, of Kentucky, and thanks him for campaigning in Indiana on Lincoln's behalf. "At the close of the tour," Lincoln asks Clay to "drop me a line, giving your impression of our prospects in that state." Lincoln suggests that Clay would aid the campaign by speaking in Illinois, and proposes that Clay "commenc[e] say, at Marshall, in Clark county, and thence South and West, along our Wabash and Ohio river border." Lincoln adds, "In passing, let me say, that at Rockport [Indiana] you will be in the county within which I was brought up from my eigth year—having left Kentucky at that point of my life." Abraham Lincoln to Cassius M. Clay, 20 July 1860, CW, 4:85.

Saturday, July 21, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

In western Illinois rumor persists that Lincoln years ago attended Know-Nothing lodge in Quincy. Lincoln writes to Abraham Jonas, reciting in detail his movements on two pertinent occasions when he visited Quincy, and asks that affidavits be procured from respectable men to settle the question. "It must not publicly appear that I am paying any attention to the charge." Lincoln endorses Gov. John Wood's invitation to Seward to speak in Springfield. Abraham Lincoln to Abraham Jonas, 21 July 1860, CW, 4:85-86; Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, [21 July 1860], CW, 4:86-87.

Sunday, July 22, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to his son Robert's friend, George C. Latham, whom Harvard University denied admission. Lincoln writes, "I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not. . . . In your temporary failure there is no evidence that you may not yet be a better scholar, and a more successful man in the great struggle of life, than many others, who have entered college more easily. Again I say let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed." Abraham Lincoln to George C. Latham, 22 July 1860, CW, 4:87.

Monday, July 23, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Caleb Smith of Indiana: "From present appearances we might succeed . . . without Indiana; but with it, failure is scarcely possible. Therefore put in your best efforts." Abraham Lincoln to Caleb B. Smith, [23 July] 1860, CW, 4:87-88.

Tuesday, July 24, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Springfield Republicans hold rally. Carl Schurz, speaker of day, arrives in morning and stays at Lincoln's home as guest. In evening American and German Wide-Awake clubs parade to Lincoln's residence and escort him and Schurz to state house. Illinois State Journal, 25 July 1860.

Lincoln autographs for Schurz copy of Debates. Original owned by Paul Steinbrecher, Chicago, Ill.

Wednesday, July 25, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Springfield Democrats demonstrate with procession. Democrats claim Lincoln watched parade from state house dome. Republicans deny it, and for weeks controversy, reminiscent of Lincoln's Mexican War resolutions, goes on as to 'spot' from which he viewed parade. Register, Illinois State Journal, 26 July 1860 ff.

Thursday, July 26, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Thomas M. Johnston, Boston artist, completes portrait of Lincoln. Rufus R. Wilson, Lincoln in Portraiture (New York: Press of the Pioneer, 1935), 104.

Friday, July 27, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Francis E. Spinner, New York congressman: "You will perhaps be pleased, as I have been, to know that many good men have tendered me substantially the same advice that you do (excepting as to re-election) and that no single man of any mark has, so far, tempted me to a contrary course." Spinner had warned Lincoln that Buchanan men were making patronage deals with Republicans. Abraham Lincoln to Francis E. Spinner, 27 July 1860, CW, 4:88.

Saturday, July 28, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln sends Nicolay, his secretary, to Carl Schurz with scrapbook which Schurz wants, and writes covering note. Abraham Lincoln to Carl Schurz, 28 July 1860, CW, 4:88.

Sunday, July 29, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln acknowledges speech which James O. Putnam of New York sent him, and compliments him. "And now allow me to name one error. John Adams was not elected over Jefferson by the H.R.; but Jefferson was over Burr. Such is my recollection." Abraham Lincoln to James O. Putnam, 29 July 1860, CW, 4:89.

Monday, July 30, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To Thomas Doney, Lincoln writes: "The picture (I know not the artistic designation) was duly and thankfully received. I consider it a very excellent one; though, truth to say, I am a very indifferent judge." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Doney, 30 July 1860, CW, 4:89.