|Monday, October 22, 1838.|
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.]
|Tuesday, October 22, 1839.|
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 &
|Thursday, October 22, 1846.|
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.
|Monday, October 22, 1849.|
[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
|Tuesday, October 22, 1850.|
Lincoln writes and files cross-bill in chancery in Gundy v. Gundy.
Two Lincoln cases are docketed and continued. Lincoln wins Sherer v. Lawrence when court finds for plaintiff. He writes court order.
|Wednesday, October 22, 1851.|
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.
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.
|Saturday, October 22, 1853.|
En route to Urbana, IL.
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.
|Monday, October 22, 1855.|
"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.
|Wednesday, October 22, 1856.|
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,"
Urbana Union, 23 October 1856.
|Thursday, October 22, 1857.|
Lincoln writes and files interpleaders of defendant in Pepper v. Shouse et al., signing "Coles, Sim & Sheldon & Lincoln for interpleaders."
|Friday, October 22, 1858.|
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
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.]
|Tuesday, October 22, 1861.|
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.
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.
|Wednesday, October 22, 1862.|
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.
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.
|Thursday, October 22, 1863.|
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
Comments on speech delivered by Postmaster Gen.
Blair at Rockville, Md. Hay, Letters and
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
Lincoln to Robert C. Schenck, 22 October 1863,
|Saturday, October 22, 1864.|
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,
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,
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,
Judge Hughes, who desires to trade in Southern products. Abraham
Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 22 October 1864,
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,