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October 22

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Lincoln acknowledges payment on back of promissory note given by Wharton Ransdell, local hotel keeper, for $208.50.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. [Morgan Circuit Court convenes at Jacksonville for two-week term.]



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Lincoln writes and signs declaration, praecipe, and bond for costs in Joseph W. Hornsby v. Daniel Ragsdale.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

He writes and files his own affidavit as plaintiffs' attorney in Jacob Forsyth & Co. v. May & Truett.Photocopy.



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Lincoln writes to Speed suggesting they renew their correspondence. "Being elected to Congress . . . has not pleased me as much as I expected." He announces birth of Edward Baker Lincoln and describes Robert's characteristics. He also writes to William Brown.Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 22 October 1846, CW, 1:389-91; Abraham Lincoln to William Brown, 22 October 1846, CW, 1:389.



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[Illinois legislature meets in special session at Springfield. In letter of November 21, 1849, Lincoln states that he was "absent from before the commencement till after the close of the late session of the Legislature."]



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Lincoln writes and files cross-bill in chancery in Gundy v. Gundy. Photocopy.

Two Lincoln cases are docketed and continued. Lincoln wins Sherer v. Lawrence when court finds for plaintiff. He writes court order. Record.



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In Cooper v. Grace jury finds defendant guilty and assesses plaintiff's damages at $35. Canterbury v. Hollingsworth, appeal, is continued on Lincoln's affidavit that he cannot proceed because of absence of defense witness. Record.

Lincoln writes court order in People v. Pate & Pate. In Peabody v. Roney, chancery, he obtains leave to take depositions. Photocopy; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.



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Leonard Swett recalled that in fall of 1853, as he and Lincoln were driving from Clinton to Urbana, Lincoln, at his request, told him of his early life. Rice, 456-68.



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"The fall term of our Circuit Court is now in session at this place. The Docket is very large and will not be half disposed of. . . . The time for holding the Circuit Court in this county ought to be extended by the legislature and probably will be at another session. The attendance at court is pretty large—a fair amount of lawyers—the usual ones in attendance here." Urbana Union, 25 October 1855.



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At fall term of court "attendance of legal gentlemen was pretty large, including the following gentlemen: A. McWilliams and Hon. A. Lincoln, of Springfield; Messrs. Swett and Packard of Bloomington," and others. Urbana Union, 23 October 1856.



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Lincoln writes and files interpleaders of defendant in Pepper v. Shouse et al., signing "Coles, Sim & Sheldon & Lincoln for interpleaders." Photocopy.



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Lincoln speaks before large crowd. Some 2,000 ladies are in procession which passes house where he is staying. "Mr. Lincoln was in admirable spirits and voice," writes Chicago "Tribune" correspondent, "and gave us the best speech ever made in Hancock County." Chicago Tribune, 26 October 1858; Speech at Carthage, Illinois, 22 October 1858, CW, 3:330-31.

[Lincoln's buggy, little used by him this fall, is fitted with new doubletree, plus stay and bolt repairs ($1.75). Obed Lewis Account Books.]



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Gen. J. Arlington Bennett inquires of President whether from 1,000 to 10,000 Mormons will be accepted for military service. Bennett to Lincoln, 22 October 1861, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Cabinet meeting; Battle of Ball's Bluff and Gen. Fremont topics of discussion. Bates, Diary.

President and Mrs. Lincoln, greatly afflicted by death of Col. Baker, are receiving no visitors. N.Y. Tribune, 23 October 1861.

Lincoln spends evening at homes of Sec. Seward and Gen. McClellan. Hay, Letters and Diary.



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President and party reach Alexandria, Va., about 2:30 P.M. aboard steamer "Mount Washington," to review Gen. Sickle's division near contraband camp. Returns at dusk. Washington Star, 25 October 1862.

President directs Sec. Stanton to stop individuals from imposing terms on purchase of cotton not contained in government regulations. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 22 October 1862, CW, 5:472.



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President addresses members of New School Presbyterian Synod during their visit to White House. Remarks to New School Presbyterians, 22 October 1863, CW, 6:531-32; Washington Star, 22 October 1863.

Comments on speech delivered by Postmaster Gen. Blair at Rockville, Md. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Confers with Sen. Reverdy Johnson (Md.) and Gov. Bradford (Md.) on matters of suffrage. Bradford to Lincoln, 31 October 1863, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sends for Gen. Schenck: "Please come over here. The fact of one of our officers being killed on the Patuxent, is a specimen of what I would avoid. It seems to me we could send white men to recruit better than to send negroes, and thus inaugerate [sic] homicides on punctillio." Abraham Lincoln to Robert C. Schenck, 22 October 1863, CW, 6:532.



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President notifies former Gov. William B. Campbell (Tenn.) and others that he declines to interfere in any way with presidential election in Tennessee. Abraham Lincoln to William B. Campbell and Others, 22 October 1864, CW, 8:58-72.

Informs William Price, district attorney, Baltimore, and friends that they will be received any time today they present themselves. Abraham Lincoln to William Price, 22 October 1864, CW, 8:73.

Tenders thanks of nation to Gen. Sheridan for successful operations in Shenandoah Valley, including his famous ride from Winchester, Va., and defeat of Confederates at Cedar Creek. Abraham Lincoln to Philip H. Sheridan, 22 October 1864, CW, 8:73-74.

Interviews Judge Hughes, who desires to trade in Southern products. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 22 October 1864, CW, 8:74.

Attends military review and misses visit from Thurlow Weed. Weed to Lincoln, 24 October 1864, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Writes pass: "These Friends, Joseph J. Neave and William Norton, reside in England and wish to visit the Friends in North Carolina. Allow them to pass, with ordinary baggage, to Gen. Grant's Head Quarters, and by his consent through our lines." Pass for Joseph J. Neave and William Norton, 22 October 1864, CW, 8:72-73.