|Friday, March 11, 1831 (?).|
Sangamo Town, IL.
Lincoln signs his name and names of John Hanks and John D. Johnston to
petition to county commissioners' court to fill vacancy in office of constable,
March 11, 1839.|
Stuart & Lincoln dismiss one case at
cost of their client, and win seven others by default, obtaining total damages
of $1,515.38. As attorney for Simeon Francis, Lincoln writes report, which
Baker signs, in Francis v.
Mitchell et al. Mitchell, late postmaster of Springfield, failed to give
deed to lot.Record; Photocopy.
|Friday, March 11, 1842.|
Lincoln buys $15.56 worth of merchandise from a Springfield merchant.Account (copy), 11 March 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account
Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.
[In long article on Washington Temperance Society, "Register" concludes: "does
any rational man believe for a moment that Abraham Lincoln, B. S. Clement and Edward D. Baker
have joined the Washingtonian Society from any other than political motives. Would they have
joined it if it had been exceedingly unpopular?" Register, 11
|Monday, March 11, 1844.|
Lincoln writes narratio in Hill v.
Rague, Sangamon County Circuit Court case. Herndon-Weik
Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
|Sunday, March 11, 1849.|
With Edward D. Baker, Lincoln calls on Secretary Thomas Ewing,
Interior, and discusses patronage. Paul I. Miller, "Lincoln and the
Governorship of Oregon,"
Mississippi Valley Historical Review, XXIII, 391.
|Tuesday, March 11, 1851.|
Lincoln writes to President Fillmore recommending Francis Arenz,
Whig, for appointment by which he can visit his native Prussia.
John T. Stuart and Abraham Lincoln to Millard Fillmore, 11 March 1851, CW, 2:103.
He writes sheriff's return in Yates v. Smedley et
al., Menard County case and dispatches it to Petersburg.
[Praecipe in Atchison for use of Allen v. Pekin, Illinois,
written by Lincoln and signed "James and Lincoln," is filed in Tazewell Circuit Court, probably by James.
|Tuesday, March 11, 1856.|
Lincoln and William J. Allen, district attorney, argue demurrer in
Wilson case. Court takes question under advisement.
|Wednesday, March 11, 1857.|
[Mrs. Lincoln buys pair of slippers at John Williams & Co.
Pratt, Personal Finances, 148.]
|Thursday, March 11, 1858.|
Lincoln writes Solon Cummins that land case on which he has been
intermittently engaged since 1850 has been won in U.S. Circuit Court.
Abraham Lincoln to Solon Cumins, 11 March 1858, CW, 2:436.
|Friday, March 11, 1859.|
Lincoln writes, signs, and files defendant's answer in Harrison v. Wellen et al. He is acting with Hill. In same case he writes, signs, and files answer of DeWitt C. Jones. He writes, signs, and files answer of same client in Merriman & Woodard v. Wellen et al.Photocopy.
New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY.
Lincoln and James A. Briggs hear 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; New York Evening Post, 16 August 1867.
|Monday, March 11, 1861.|
Cabinet meets at 11 A.M. and decides to withdraw troops from Fort Sumter, S.C.
N.Y. Times, 13 March 1861.
Lincoln sends nominations to Senate: John Z. Goodrich, collector for
port of Boston; George W. McLellan, second assistant postmaster
general; Archibald Williams, district judge for Kansas; William P.
Dole, commissioner of Indian affairs.
Baltimore Sun, 12 March 1861.
Invites Col. Ferguson of Memphis, Tenn., for whom he once chopped
wood, to White House.
Baltimore Sun, 18 March 1861.
Mrs. Lincoln and friends visit Washington Navy Yard, Eastern Branch,
Baltimore Sun, 13 March 1861.
|Tuesday, March 11, 1862.|
At cabinet meeting chronic dissatisfaction with conduct of war levelled
at Gen. McClellan.
Former Gov. Dennison (Ohio) talks to President about War Order No. 3
McClellan, War for Union, 225.
"The President came into the [Navy] Yard, and I drove around with him."
Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
President issues War Order No. 3, placing McClellan in command of
Dept. of the Potomac, Gen. Halleck in command of Dept. of the
Mississippi, and Gen. Fremont in command of Mountain Dept..
President's War Order No. 3, 11 March 1862, CW, 5:155.
In evening calls several members of cabinet to White House and reads
War Order No. 3 to them.
Hay, Letters and Diary.
Writes check for $5.00 to "William Johnson (colored)."
|Wednesday, March 11, 1863.|
Col. Edward B. Cross, accompanied by Sen. Hale (N.H.), calls on
President and asks promotion.
Memorandum: Appointment of Edward E. Cross, 11 March 1863, CW, 6:133.
Cong. Rollins (Mo.) interviews Lincoln on behalf of Col. Odon Guitar.
Memorandum: Appointment of Odon Guitar, 11 March 1863, CW, 6:133-34.
|Friday, March 11, 1864.|
Cabinet meets. Gen. Grant interrupts to tell President of plan
to leave for Nashville. Ulysses S. Grant, Personal
Memoirs, 2 vols. (London: Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886),
2:118; Welles, Diary.
Gen. Alexander M. McCook calls on President. McCook to
Nicolay, 11 March 1864, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress,
President Lincoln writes to Secretary of the
Treasury Salmon P. Chase concerning Miss Rosie Bielaski. Lincoln explains,
"[She] calls on me saying she has been discharged from her place as a clerk in
your Department." Lincoln notes, "Her father was a Pole, whom I knew in
Illinois, more than twenty years ago," and who died in one of the Civil War's
"earliest battles, and left the family destitute." Lincoln adds, "I should be
very glad for her to have a place, if it can be, consistently with the
service." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 11 March 1864,
|Saturday, March 11, 1865.|
President Lincoln issues a proclamation in which he commands
"all deserters to return to their proper posts." Lincoln stipulates, "[A]ll
deserters, who shall . . . on or before the tenth day of May 1865, return to
service or report themselves to a Provost Marshal, shall be pardoned, on
condition that they return to their regiments and companies, or to such other
organizations as they may be assigned to, and serve the remainder of their
original terms of enlistment and, in addition thereto, a period equal to the
time lost by desertion." Proclamation Offering Pardon to
Deserters, 11 March 1865, CW,
Sends William Van Dalsan to
Sec. Stanton with note.
Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M.
Stanton, 11 March 1865, CW,
Senate committee notifies President of adjournment
unless he has further communications. Senate
O. H. Browning and former Judge Hughes
see President about schemes of J. W. Singleton to make millions trading in
produce from southern states. Browning,
discusses for hour terms of draft with delegation from first congressional
district of Pennsylvania. Randall to Lincoln, 18 March 1865,
Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress,
Lincoln, assisted by President, holds her last afternoon reception of
season from 1 to 5 P.M. Washington Star, 11 March
John Nicolay nominated and confirmed as consul in Paris
at salary of $5,000. Nicolay to Bates, 12 March 1865, John
G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.