|Monday, July 25, 1836.|
Today's meeting is scheduled at Allenton, a mile and a half north of modern
Taylorville.Sangamo Journal, 16 July 1836.
|Tuesday, July 25, 1837.|
At 2 p.m., Lincoln, several other state legislators,
and "other distinguished men" dine at George W. Spotswood's Rural Hotel. A
group of citizens organized the meal to honor the legislators "for a faithful
performance of their official duties." In February, the General Assembly voted
to relocate the state capitol from Vandalia to Springfield. Lincoln toasts,
"All our friends.—They are too numerous to be now named individually,
while there is no one of them who is not too dear to be forgotten or
neglected."A Toast Volunteered at a Public Dinner at
Springfield, Illinois, 25 July 1837, CW, 1:87; Sangamo Journal
(Springfield, IL), 29 July 1837, 2:1.
|Wednesday, July 25, 1838.|
Lincoln is one of 14 signers of petition to Gov. Duncan to appoint John
Dixon to vacancy on Board of Commissioners of Public Works to succeed J. A. Stephenson,
resigned.Original owned by George C. Dixon,
|Saturday, July 25, 1840.|
Whigs hold Log Cabin and Hard Cider rally, with visiting delegations.
Lincoln was in Carlinville this summer, possibly at this time.Missouri Republican, 10 July 1840.
|Monday, July 25, 1842.|
Sangamon Circuit Court opens six-day term. Logan & Lincoln have one
case dismissed and two continued. Court grants Lincoln's petition for partition of lands
in Merriman et al. v. Merriman et
al. On April 2, 1842 Lincoln got judgment for $1,221.87 against John Lockridge.
Today in Foster v. Lockridge &
Bridges defendant is made party to judgment against Lockridge.Record.
In Merriman et al. v.
Merriman et al. he writes court order and makes copy attested by James H.
|Thursday, July 25, 1844.|
Leave is granted Logan & Lincoln to amend bill in Dillon v. Lake, chancery case. Defendant defaults in Thompson v. Stapelford; complainant's bill is taken
as confessed for $463.73. Logan & Lincoln appear for complainant and Welles for
defendant. Sackett v. Miller and Miller is
|Saturday, July 25, 1846.|
Lincoln is scheduled to speak at seven o'clock in evening.Tazewell Whig, 18 July 1846.
|Tuesday, July 25, 1848.|
Lincoln is present in House. Conference committee reports Indian
appropriations bill. Report is accepted and bill passed.Globe.
|Wednesday, July 25, 1849.|
Lincoln and Benjamin S. Edwards, representing John B. Watson, write and file a declaration in Watson v. Sangamon & Morgan Railroad, a case before the Sangamon County Circuit Court to collect payment for cross ties Watson delivered to the railroad.
Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
|Thursday, July 25, 1850.|
Lincoln is in Chicago, where he
delivers a eulogy for President Zachary Taylor, who died on July 9. Lincoln
emphasizes Taylor's military career and remarks, "Gen. Taylor's battles were
not distinguished for brilliant military manoeuvers; but in all, he seems
rather to have conquered by the exercise of a sober and steady judgment,
coupled with a dogged incapacity to understand that defeat was possible. . . . In
Gen. Taylor's general public relation to his country, what will strongly
impress a close observer, was his unostentatious, self-sacrificing, long
enduring devotion to his duty." Eulogy
on Zachary Taylor, 25 July 1850, CW, 2:83-90.
|Friday, July 25, 1851.|
Lincoln receives letter from William Martin on telegram mystery.
Abraham Lincoln to William Martin, 26 July 1851, CW, 2:107.
Mrs. Lincoln buys $1.85 "mdse" from John Williams & Co.
Pratt, Personal Finances, 145.
"monster meeting." Chicago Democrat, 2 August 1856.
|Sunday, July 25, 1858.|
Lincoln catches up on his correspondence. To Gillespie he writes
encouragement: "I do hope you are worse scared than hurt, though you
ought to know best. We must not lose that district." "I write this
mostly because I learn we are in great danger in Madison," he writes
Koerner. "It is said half the Americans are going for Douglas; and
that slam will ruin us if not counteracted." He writes George W.
Woods of Macoupin County that he cannot make appointment for speech
until debates are scheduled.
Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Gillespie, 25 July 1858, CW, 2:523-24; Abraham Lincoln to Gustave P. Koerner, 25 July 1858, CW, 2:524; Abraham Lincoln to George W. Woods, 25 July 1858, CW, 2:524.
|Monday, July 25, 1859.|
Robert buys 22 pounds of sugar at Smith's.
Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.
|Wednesday, July 25, 1860.|
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 25, 1861.|
Lincoln interviews Sen. Browning (Ill.) and Lt. George P. Ihrie
(resigned) about paymaster appointment.
Receives Prof. Lowe.
Bruce, Tools of War, 87.
Sends communications to House of Representatives regarding foreign
correspondence on subjects of insurrection in U.S. and maritime
Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 25 July 1861, CW, 4:459; Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 25 July 1861, CW, 4:459-60.
|Friday, July 25, 1862.|
President at War Dept. in morning discusses opening of
Mississippi River with Sec.
Stanton. Sec. Chase drops in during meeting.
Stanton recommends sending Gen.
Ormsby M. Mitchel to clear the river. Warden,
"An act to suppress insurrection . . .," approved July 17, 1862.
National Intelligencer, 26 July 1862;
Proclamation of the Act to Suppres
Insurrection, 25 July 1862, CW,
President Lincoln addresses the approximately
twenty-five people who line up outside of his office. Lincoln advises, "You all
want to see me on business; it is a matter of no importance to me
whether I spend my time with half a dozen or with the whole of you, but it is
of importance to you. Therefore, when you come in, please don't
stay long." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 25
July 1862, 2:1.
President Lincoln orders the "Executive Mansion
and the several Executive Departments, excepting those of War and the Navy, be
immediately placed in mourning, and all business be suspended during to morrow."
Lincoln issues the order as "a mark of respect for" former President Martin Van
Buren, who died on July 24, at Kinderhook, New York. Order for Observance of Death of Martin
Van Buren, 25 July 1862, CW,
5:340-41; Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, DC), 26 July
Discusses with Mitchel plans for opening
Mississippi. Warden, Chase,
In evening at Soldiers' Home has conversation with Sen.
Browning (Ill.) on public affairs. Browning,
|Saturday, July 25, 1863.|
At night John Hay accompanies President to Soldiers' Home.
Hay, Letters and Diary.
Lincoln explains to Gov. Parker (N.J.) that it would breed trouble to
"have a special stipulation with the Governor of any one State"
regarding draft quotas. "As it stands, the best I can say is, that
every volunteer you will present us within thirty days from this date
. . . shall be, pro-tanto—an abatement of your quota of the
Abraham Lincoln to Joel Parker, 25 July 1863, CW, 6:347-48.
Orders Sec. Welles to: 1. cease "using any neutral port, to watch
neutral vessels, and then to dart out and seize them on their
departure"; 2. cease detaining "the crew of a captured neutral vessel
. . . on board such vessel, as prisoners of war."
Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, 25 July 1863, CW, 6:348-50.
|Monday, July 25, 1864.|
President confers with Gen. Meigs relative to destroying fords across
Potomac from Washington to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., by means of dams.
Diary, Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
T. Shaffer interviews President regarding difficulty of getting
cotton out of Military Division of West Mississippi.
Abraham Lincoln to Edward R. S. Canby, 25 July 1864, CW, 7:457.
President writes Abram Wakeman, post-master at New York, that men
from South recently at Niagara Falls, N.Y., were empowered to assist
in selecting candidate and platform for Chicago convention. Next
presidential contest will "be no other than a contest between a Union
and a Disunion candidate."
Abraham Lincoln to Abram Wakeman, 25 July 1864, CW, 7:461.
Thanks Loyal Ladies of Trenton for cane made from arch erected in
1789 on spot where Cornwallis was repulsed. [Presented on June 16,
1864 at Sanitary Fair in Philadelphia.]
Abraham Lincoln to the Loyal Ladies of Trenton, New Jersey, 25 July 1864, CW, 7:458.
Writes William O. Snider, probably of Philadelphia: "The cane you did
me the honor to present throough [sic] Gov. Curtin was duly placed in
my hand by him. Please accept my thanks; and at the same time, pardon
me for not having sooner found time to tender them."
Abraham Lincoln to William O. Snider, 25 July 1864, CW, 7:460.