|Monday, October 31, 1836.|
En route to Bath, IL.
[Lincoln meets Ashley Hickey and they proceed by horseback to Bath.Statement on sign on site of Deer Lick
|Thursday, October 31, 1839.|
Lincoln is appointed by Judge Thomas to defend David Adkins, indicted for
larceny. Jury finds defendant not guilty. Lincoln is appointed guardian ad litem
for infant defendants in Warnick v. Warnick et
al., and also in Shepherd & Manly
v. Shepherd et al.Record.
|Saturday, October 31, 1840.|
Lincoln writes to local resident William G.
Anderson, who seeks Lincoln's clarification regarding an apparent disagreement
between the two men. Anderson explained, "I think you were the aggressor. Your
words imported insult." Lincoln denies that he was the "aggressor." He writes,
"I entertain no unkind feeling to you, and none of any sort upon the subject,
except a sincere regret that I permitted myself to get into such an
altercation." William G. Anderson to Abraham Lincoln, 30
October 1840, Tennessee Historical Society Collection, Tennessee State Library
and Archives, Nashville, TN;
Abraham Lincoln to William G.
Anderson, 31 October 1840, CW,
|Thursday, October 31, 1844.|
[If Lincoln attended meeting of Clay Club at Evansville, Indiana November
1, 1844, he spent today on road from Rockport to Evansville. Logan Circuit Court
convenes at Postville. Logan & Lincoln are attorneys for plaintiff in partition
suit of Drury Martin and Sarah Martin v. Thomas Lowry
et al., which is heard this term.]
|Tuesday, October 31, 1848.|
Magnolia, IL and Hennepin,
Lincoln and Henry deliver addresses at Magnolia in afternoon. Lincoln then
goes on alone to Hennepin where he speaks at seven o'clock.Illinois Journal, 27 October 1848.
|Thursday, October 31, 1850.|
Leave is given to file bill of revivor in White v.
Alexander. Lincoln is counsel for defense.
|Friday, October 31, 1851.|
Lincoln and Dill recover part of damages claimed in
Tenbrook for use of John Stewart Jr. & Co.
v. Guthrie when court awards plaintiff $532.77. They win assumpsit suit,
Benson v. Mayo, when jury finds for
plaintiff in sum of $400. Munsell v.
McReynolds, bill for settlement of partnership in which Lincoln and
Linder represent defendant, is referred to master for taking testimony.
|Monday, October 31, 1853.|
Lincoln files pleas for defendants in Lamm v. Bachop and Helmick v. Helmick. In latter case he denies that defendant committed adultery, although her husband, in order to secure divorce, attempted to induce different men to make attempts on her chastity.
Murphy and Lincoln for complainant and Davis for defendant try Wilson et al. v. Kingsbury et al. Court takes it under advisement.
|Tuesday, October 31, 1854.|
Naples, IL and Quincy, IL.
Lincoln takes stage from Naples to Quincy. It is dark before he
reaches there. He meets Abraham Jonas, English Jew who is one of his
most faithful supporters.
Abraham Lincoln to Abraham Jonas, 21 July 1860, CW, 4:85-86.
He writes another letter to Yates, brief, on same subject.
Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates, 1 November [31 October] 1854, CW, 2:284-85.
|Wednesday, October 31, 1855.|
Lincoln speaks on political situation. "While I am writing this,"
says Democratic correspondent of Register, "ex-congressman Lincoln is
speaking in the court house by invitation of the fusionists here, who
are, that is a few of them, as bitter and unreasonable against Judge
Douglas as any can be found in the state. Mr. Lincoln just suits
Register, 6 November 1855.
Agreement written by Lincoln that parties in Gatling et al. v. Great Western RR agree to submit case to judge in vacation is filed, and case continued.
Lincoln's drug store account is charged for soda, cream of tartar,
and bottle of liniment.
Pratt, Personal Finances, 151.
|Friday, October 31, 1856.|
Yates addresses another Republican meeting at courthouse. After more
than two hours, "Mr. Lincoln followed in his usual happy and forcible
Illinois State Journal, 1 November 1856.
|Saturday, October 31, 1857.|
Lincoln writes and signs his own affidavit in Davenport v. Sconce and DonCarlos, and writes review of case.
Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
|Wednesday, October 31, 1860.|
Lincoln is convinced that his
attitude of silence is proper. "Allow me to beg that you will not live in much
apprehension of my precipitating a letter upon the public," he assures George
G. Fogg. Abraham
Lincoln to George G. Fogg, 31 October 1860,
|Thursday, October 31, 1861.|
Sec. Cameron lays before President Gen. Scott's letter requesting
retired officer status.
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, 11 vols. & 1 supplemental vol. (New York: Van Nostrand, 1861-68), 3:Documents, 266.
Gen. McClellan requests President's permission to have purchase of
arms made through his staff.
McClellan to Lincoln, 31 October 1861, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
|Friday, October 31, 1862.|
Lincoln confers with Mayor Richard Wallach (Washington), president of
council, and special committee about construction of railroad from
Point of Rocks, Md., to Washington.
Philadelphia News, 1 November 1862;
Petition, 28 October 1862, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
|Saturday, October 31, 1863.|
President continues to notify congressmen-elect of provisions
relating to credentials in act approved March 3, 1863.
Abraham Lincoln to William Sprague, 31 October 1863, CW, 6:552-53.****Why did it say pages 546-53?
|Monday, October 31, 1864.|
President issues proclamation admitting Nevada into Union.
Proclamation Admitting Nevada into the Union, 31 October 1864, CW, 8:83-84.
Confers with "Gen. Todd" regarding outcome of exempting about 5,000
men from draft in Pennsylvania and putting them on duty defending
Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 31 October 1864, CW, 8:84-85.
Thanks 42d Massachusetts Volunteers, 100-day regiment whose term of
service is over, "for the service you have rendered the country."
Speech to Forty-second Massachusetts Regiment, 31 October 1864, CW, 8:84.
Acknowledges communication from Rev. William Nast covering resolutions of Central
German Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church.
Abraham Lincoln to William Nast, 31 October 1864, CW, 8:83.