|Saturday, July 30, 1836.|
Winding up campaign, candidates speak at court house. Ninian W. Edwards,
Whig, bellows denial of charge of Dr. Early, Democrat. Early challenges Edwards to duel.
Lincoln speaks next and astonishes audience by ability with which he handles subject in
dispute.R. L. Wilson to W. H. Herndon, 10 February
1866, William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.
|Friday, July 30, 1841.|
Logan and Lincoln have four cases in Circuit Court, in each of which they
represent plaintiff. Lewis v. Elkin et
al. is continued by agreement; Porter & Durham for use of Durham v. Bradley & Brenholts is
dismissed by plaintiff. In Warne v. Thayer
et al., bill of discovery is filed by defendants and case continued. Jury
awards plaintiff $153.27 in Briggs v.
Lincoln fills out several printed subpoena forms in Martin v. Tinsley et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress,
|Saturday, July 30, 1842.|
Logan & Lincoln win two important cases, Hallowell, Walton & Co. v. Payne, and Rankin for use of Logan v. Thomas &
Prickett. In first, they get judgment for $500, in latter $1,248.66. Two cases
|Wednesday, July 30, 1845.|
Jury in Beerup v. Lewis awards
property in question to complainant. Lincoln, Herndon, and Robbins represent defendant.
Lincoln writes and files defendant's plea in Beaty and
wife v. Miller and wife. In two of Logan & Lincoln's cases, defendants
are ruled to plead by tomorrow, and two are continued. Lincoln & Herndon get
$156.46 damages in Thompson v. Rowell and
Nightingale.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library
of Congress, Washington, DC; Photocopy.
|Tuesday, July 30, 1850.|
"Hon. A. Lincoln returned to this city on Tuesday from Chicago, where
he had been attending the U.S. District court."
Register, 1 August 1850.
|Saturday, July 30, 1853.|
Obed Lewis makes $5 worth of repairs for Lincoln.
Obed Lewis Account Books.
|Thursday, July 30, 1857.|
New York, NY.
[On September 20, 1857 Mrs. Lincoln alluded to eastern trip as
follows: "The summer has so strangely and rapidly passed away. Some
portion of it was spent most pleasantly in traveling East. We visited
Niagara, Canada, New York and other points of interest."
Helm, Mary, 122-23.]
|Friday, July 30, 1858.|
Correspondent of Illinois State Register, writing from Monticello
July 29, 1858, reports: "It was expected that he [Lincoln] would
remain here for a day or two, or follow Senator Douglas to Paris, but
he left suddenly on the midnight train for Springfield." (By
"midnight train" Great Western, which Lincoln would have taken at
Bement, is indicated.)
|Saturday, July 30, 1859.|
Mrs. Lincoln buys five yards cotton flannel at Smith's.
Pratt, Personal Finances, 158.
|Monday, July 30, 1860.|
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
Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Doney, 30 July 1860, CW, 4:89.
|Tuesday, July 30, 1861.|
Hugh McCulloch, Indiana banker, and friends visit President, who
surprises them by relating anecdotes when government seems in peril.
Hugh McCulloch, Men and Measures of Half a Century: Sketches and Comments (New York: Scribner, 1888), 161.
President sends communications to Senate regarding quasi-armistice
with Florida and imprisonment of Lt. John L. Worden (USN).
Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 30 July 1861, CW, 4:465.
Selects Gen. Andrew Porter to succeed Gen. Frederick W. Lander as
provost marshal of Washington.
N.Y. Times, 31 July 1861.
Appears in good spirits and hopeful at White House evening levee.
Cong. (former Sen.) John J. Crittenden (Ky.) promenades with Mrs.
Washington Star, 31 July 1861; N.Y. Tribune, 31 July 1861.
|Wednesday, July 30, 1862.|
New York committee interviews President regarding recruiting
for old regiments. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M.
Stanton, 30 July 1862, CW,
President Lincoln writes to Secretary of the Treasury
Salmon P. Chase on behalf of Samuel Williams. Lincoln explains, "The bearer of
this, son of our cook, is a good barber, and a good boy generally, I believe.
He had a position during the session of Congress, in which he gave entire
satisfaction as I understand, but which came to an end by the adjournment.
Please see him a moment, & do something for him if you can." Abraham
Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 30 July 1862, RG 56, Entry 210: Part II, Records of
Various Divisions within the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, Records
of the Division of Appointments, Correspondence of the Division, Applications
and Recommendations for Positions in the Washington, D. C. Offices of the
Treasury Department, 1830-1910, National Archives, College Park, MD.
["I have told the President what you think of the expediency of drafting."
Seward to Weed, 30 July 1862, Thurlow Weed Papers, Rush
Rhees Library, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.]
President recognizes appointment of Theodor Schwartz as consul in Kentucky for
Kingdom of Saxony. National Intelligencer, 1 August
|Thursday, July 30, 1863.|
President Lincoln signs an Oder
of Retaliation in which he outlines measures "to give protection to . . . citizens,
of whatever class, color, or condition, and especially to those who are duly
organized as soldiers in the public service." Lincoln pledges, "The government
of the United States will give the same protection to all its soldiers, and if
the enemy shall sell or enslave anyone because of his color, the offense shall
be punished by retaliation upon the enemy's prisoners in our possession."
of Retaliation, 30 July 1863, CW,
Writes F. P. Blair, Sr.: "Yesterday I commenced trying
to get up an expedition for Texas. I shall do the best I can." Abraham
Lincoln to Francis P. Blair, Sr., 30 July 1863,
|Saturday, July 30, 1864.|
Washington, DC and En route to Fortress Monroe, VA.
At 12 M. Sec. Seward escorts Chevalier Bertinatti to White House for
presentation of credentials as envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary of Italy. President replies to presentation.
Reply to Joseph Bertinatti, 30 July 1864, CW, 7:473-74.
Lincoln appoints Maj. John A. Bingham, judge advocate of volunteers
and former congressman (Ohio), to Court of Claims; appointment
Abraham Lincoln to John A. Bingham, 30 July 1864, CW, 7:472.
Leaves Washington in time to reach Fortress Monroe Sunday morning for
meeting with Gen. Grant.
Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 29 July 1864, CW, 7:470.
Marine band gives regular Saturday evening concert on White House
grounds. President probably did not attend.
Washington Chronicle, 31 July 1864.
President approves treasury regulations governing commercial
intercourse and directs military personnel to assist agents of
Treasury Dept. in executing them.
Approval of Treasury Regulations, 30 July 1864, CW, 7:471-72.