|Saturday, June 18, 1814.|
Hardin County, KY.
[Thomas Lincoln attends sale of his former neighbor Jonathan Joseph. He
purchases curry comb for 63 cents and heifer for $9.42½, highest price of three
calves sold.Will Book B, 183, Hardin County Court.]
|Monday, June 18, 1838.|
Lincoln, William Butler, and A. Y. Ellis sign Charles R. Matheny's bond for
$1,000 as clerk of county commissioners' court.Book D, 435.
County commissioners allow Stuart & Lincoln $36 for use of their
office as jury room at terms of circuit court in July 1837 and October 1837 and March
1838.Book D, 434.
Lincoln writes to Sangamon County Commissioner's Court Thomas Arnold's
request for writ of ad quod damnum. He collects from Sheriff Elkin $420 on judgment in
Hickman v. Braucher, and signs
|Tuesday, June 18, 1839.|
[Menard Circuit Court meets again in house of John Taylor, and a few cases
are heard, but Lincoln does not appear to have been engaged.]
|Thursday, June 18, 1840.|
Lincoln makes his first argument in Supreme Court when he appears for
defendant in Scammon v. Cline.
Lincoln argues that appeal from justice of peace should have been taken to circuit court
of Jo Daviess County instead of Boone County, as held by latter court. He loses case
when Supreme Court on February 24, 1841 reverses decision of Boone Circuit Court.Record; 3 Ill. 456.
|Friday, June 18, 1841.|
Lincoln, Logan, and Baker defend William Trailor of murdering Archibald
Fisher. Case is heard in justice of peace court, and much disgust is shown by crowd when
it turns out Fisher is alive. This climaxes week of search for Fisher's body in Spring
Creek territory. One spectator said "it was too damned bad,
to have so much trouble, and no hanging after all."Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F.
Speed, 19 June 1841, CW, 1:254-58.
Lincoln writes petition in Hurt v. Carman, Ruckle & Co., unpaid note suit, Logan &
Lincoln for plaintiff.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library
of Congress, Washington, DC.
|Saturday, June 18, 1842.|
Van Buren's party makes tour of state house. Register, 24 January 1842.
In the U.S. District Court, Logan & Lincoln represent bankruptcy
petitioner John C. Snider of McDonough County. Judge Pope declares Snider bankrupt and sets
October 1, 1842, as the final hearing date for In
re Snider. Record.
Lincoln buys $3.37 worth of merchandise from a Springfield merchant. Account (copy), 18 June 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book,
282, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.
|Tuesday, June 18, 1844.|
[Sangamon, Scott, Brown, Schuyler, and Mason County delegations to Whig
Convention leave Beardstown on steamer Lebanon for all night ride to Peoria.Alton Telegraph, 29 June 1844.]
|Wednesday, June 18, 1845.|
Lincoln writes and signs declaration and praecipe, for Logan &
Lincoln, in Logan & Lincoln v.
Atchison.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of
Congress, Washington, DC.
|Tuesday, June 18, 1850.|
Lincoln writes and signs a bill of complaint for John M. Burkhardt and others in Burkhardt et al. v. Browne et al., a Sangamon County Circuit Court case.
Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
["A. Lincoln, esq., Wm. Brown, esq., and Richard Yates," says Peoria
Press, "are the whig candidates in the 7th district. The democrats
appear to unite on Hon. T. L. Harris, the present able representative
in that district. After beating Judge Logan so badly, the Major will
have but little difficulty in overcoming any other whig in his
district." Clipped in Register.]
|Saturday, June 18, 1853.|
In Lovelock v. Sangamon County,
Illinois, appeal, jury is unable to agree and is discharged. In the
Sangamon County Circuit Court case of Beerup v.
Beerup, Lincoln and Herndon represent plaintiff Caroline Beerup, who
seeks a divorce from Stephen Beerup. Caroline Beerup claims that her husband
"treated [her] with extreme cruelty and torture." Additionally, in 1850,
Stephen Beerup moved to California leaving Caroline and the couple's six
children with "no means of support." Stephen Beerup fails to appear in court
and the court declares him in default. The court grants the divorce and gives
Caroline custody of the children. In Young v.
Young, attachment suit, defendant defaults and plaintiff is awarded
$209.25 damages. Lincoln & Herndon are attorneys for plaintiffs in all
three cases. Pleas are filed in three other cases. Bill for
Divorce, filed 4 March 1853, Beerup v. Beerup, Lincoln
Collection, Brown University, John Hay Library, Providence, RI; Decree, 18 June
1853, Beerup v. Beerup, Record M 1853-1854, 285, Illinois State
Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield,
Lincoln has $3 worth of repairs made on his
buggy. Obed Lewis Account Books.
|Sunday, June 18, 1854.|
Lincoln, give or take one day, replies to June 15, 1854 letter from
John Swallow of Postville, Logan County, who asked about legal status
of property sold for fraudulent "consideration."
Abraham Lincoln to John D. Swallow, [c. 15 June 1854], CW, 2:219.
|Monday, June 18, 1855.|
Lincoln's court work takes little time. In one case agreement to
refer question to master in chancery is made; in second suit master
files his report.
|Wednesday, June 18, 1856.|
Lincoln writes affidavit for Edward Barrett, defendant, in People v. Barrett.
|Thursday, June 18, 1857.|
Lincoln's suit against Illinois Central for his fee in famous McLean County tax case is called in McLean Circuit Court. No one appears for defendant, so jury, after hearing Lincoln's evidence, assesses his damages at $5,000, amount sued upon. Parties in Pike v. Shaffer, in which Lincoln appears for plaintiff, agree that trial shall be set for June 23, 1857.
|Saturday, June 18, 1859.|
Lincoln finally reopens Clark v. Jones. Court orders that defendant, whom Lincoln represents, be permitted to plead, that judgment shall stand, although no execution is to issue until further order. Lincoln files plea and notice.
He spends $4.25 on carriage repairs.
Obed Lewis Account Books.
|Monday, June 18, 1860.|
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 18, 1861.|
President receives telegram from Prof. Lowe in balloon "Enterprise"
over Columbia Armory grounds: "This point of observation commands an
area near fifty miles in diameter. . . . I have the pleasure of
sending you this first dispatch ever telegraphed from an aerial
N.Y. Tribune, 19 June 1861.
Interviews Gen. Butler, Democrat who is dissatisfied with recognition
given him by Gen. Scott.
Butler, Correspondence, 241-42.
Cabinet meeting on promotions in regular army.
N.Y. Times, 19 June 1861.
Lincoln confers with Sen. James H. Lane (Kans.) and several members
of Congress about accepting new regiments from western states.
N.Y. Times, 20 June 1861.
John G. Nicolay, private secretary to President, returns from vacation.
Nicolay to Bates, 18 June 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
|Wednesday, June 18, 1862.|
President recognizes appointment of Baron von der
Osten-Sacken as consul general of Russia at New York. National
Intelligencer, 20 June 1862.
President and Vice President
Hamlin ride horseback to Soldiers' Home for evening meal. After dinner they
retire to library and behind locked doors Lincoln reads draft of Emancipation
Proclamation. Charles E. Hamlin, Life and Times of Hannibal
Hamlin (Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1899), 429.
Telegraphs Gen. McClellan regarding transfer of 10,000 Confederate troops from
Richmond to Shenandoah Valley: "If this be true, it is as good as a
reinforcement to you of an equal force. I could better dispose of things if I
could know about what day you can attack Richmond, and would be glad to be
informed, if you think you can inform me with safety." Abraham
Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 18 June 1862,
|Thursday, June 18, 1863.|
President thanks Gen. A. Dingman, 15th Battalion Volunteers, Canada,
for offer of battalion to defend Washington.
Abraham Lincoln to A. Dingman, 18 June 1863, CW, 6:285.
Mitigates sentence of dismissal in case of Surg. Alfred Wynkoop to
severe reprimand for indiscretion in communicating information re
Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 18 June 1863, CW, 6:285-86.
Interviews Mr. Buckner who asks to be discharged from suit in scire facias.
Abraham Lincoln to Joshua Tevis, 18 June 1863, CW, 6:286-87.
|Saturday, June 18, 1864.|
President confers with Cong. Lucian Anderson (Ky.) and Judge Rufus K.
Williams of Kentucky Court of Appeals relative to suspended
assessments and appointment of Gen. Eleazer A. Paine.
Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 18 June 1864, CW, 7:400.
Summons C. A. Walborn to Washington relative to article in New York
"Tribune" charging official influence in political matters.
Abraham Lincoln to Cornelius A. Walborn, 18 June 1864, CW, 7:400.
Recognizes C. F. Mebius as consul of Bavaria at San Francisco and
Joseph Lang as consul of Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg at New
Washington Star, 21 June 1864.
Consults with O. H. Browning at night on D. L. Phillips and Commodore
Wilkes cases and appointment of Ebenezer Moore of Illinois as
secretary of Montana Territory.
List of Applicants for Montana Appointments, [c. June 1864], CW, 7:371-72; Browning, Diary.
Writes Sec. Welles: "My old friend C. B. Denio, is in some trouble,
pecuniarily, . . . I feel confident he has not meant wrong, and I
shall be glad for you to do the best for him you can."
Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, 18 June 1864, CW, 7:401.
Transmits to Senate copy of dispatch from "Acting Consul of the
United States at Havana" containing further evidence implicating J.
A. Arguëlles in fraudulent sale of captured Negroes.
Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 18 June 1864, CW, 7:399-400.