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September 30

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Lincoln surveys town site of New Boston [or Upper Yellow Banks] on Mississippi River, 100 miles northwest of New Salem, now in Mercer County. Plat filed July 12, 1836 shows proprietors as William Deniston, William H. Denison, and Peter Van Bergen, agent for Elijah Iles. [Van Bergen and Iles, both of Springfield, are large speculators in farm land and town sites.]

[Auction sale of lots is held July 12, 1836, day Lincoln's plat of town is filed for record.Sangamo Journal, 16 July 1836.]

Lincoln and James Erwin witness deed of William and Rachel Deniston who deed lots in New Boston to Elijah Iles of Sangamon County. They also witness deed of William and Rachel Deniston of New Boston lots to William H. Denison.Deed Records, Warren County, I, 301, 322.



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[Note signed "An Old Settler" in "Sangamo Journal" may have been written by Lincoln. He claims that he has read "Sampson's Ghost" letters and understands there are irregularities in Adams' handling of lots and plot of ten acres. He has examined these matters carefully and will give his conclusions soon.Sangamo Journal, 30 September 1837.]



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Lincoln writes answer for Daniel M. Bailey, defendant, in Power v. Bailey.Photocopy.



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Kellogg v. Crain, action in debt, dismissed on 25th for want of prosecution, is reinstated on motion of plaintiff, and continued. Stuart & Lincoln are attorneys for plaintiff. Record.

[Eighteenth issue of "The Old Soldier" is published, numbered 17 by mistake. Photocopy.]



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[Champaign Circuit Court convenes at Urbana for one-day session. Mrs. Lincoln's hired girl buys 13¢ worth of cambric.Irwin Ledger and Journal.]



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[Someone buys clothing materials and two pair of "spun silk hose" for $5.56 on Lincoln's account at John Irwin & Co. John Irwin & Co., Ledger and Journals, 1:366, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL.]



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[McLean Circuit Court convenes.]



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In Thompson v. Patton, slander, Lincoln's client, defendant, is ruled to plead by tomorrow. Record.

Lincoln writes and signs replication. He writes joinder in issue, which plaintiff's counsel, Gridley and Stuart, sign. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.



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Lincoln writes answer of John Shough, garnishee in Brown et al. v. Sanford & Booth. Stern & Friedman v. Sawyer, continued from spring term, is won by plaintiff, Lincoln and Fell, attorneys, when jury is called, defendant defaults, and jury awards $99.35 and costs. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Record.



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Lincoln draws diagram of lands involved in Gingrich v. Evans et al. Below he writes: "I am to get a certificate as to who entered the different parts of the above section and bring to Woodford Circuit Court next term. Sept. 30, 1853." Photocopy.

Lincoln receives letter from Kinkead informing him that bill of particulars has been filed in Oldham case. "I now feel that the case is entirely manage[a]ble," he replies. Abraham Lincoln to George B. Kinkead, 30 September 1853, CW, 2:205.



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Coventry & Warwickshire Bank v. Whorrall is continued at cost of defendant, Lincoln's client. Record.



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Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy address meeting of Marshall County Republicans. Crowd, estimated at 2,000, includes delegation of several hundred from Henry who made trip in 64 wagons headed by Henry Brass Band. Henry (Ill.) Courier, in Chicago Journal, 6 October 1856.



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In letter to Richard Yates, Lincoln recommends J. O. Johnson as competent political organizer. "And now, let me say," he concludes, "I wish you could make up your mind to come to the Legislature from Morgan next term. You can be elected, and I doubt some whether any other friend can. It will be something of a sacrafice to you; but can you not make it?" Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates, 30 September 1857, CW, 2:424.

Lincoln receives $500 legal fee for services to Mississippi Bridge Co. in "Effie Afton" case. John W. Starr, Lincoln and the Railroads: A Biographical Study (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1927), 114.



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Before leaving hotel Lincoln composes verse for Linnie Haggard and writes it in her autograph album. Winchester Republicans escort him to Florence on Illinois River, where party from Pittsfield meets him. He is taken to residence of Col. Ross, east of town, where he spends night. Verses: To Linnie Haggard, 30 September 1858, CW, 3:204; ISLA—Statement of W. C. Dickson, 5 August 1928, Ms.



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Lincoln is introduced to his audience by president of Wisconsin Agricultural Society. He delivers address which newspapers call "dignified and impressive." Illinois State Journal, 5 October 1859.

In evening he speaks extemporaneously at Newhall House. Alexander M. Thomson, A Political History of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI: Casper Co., 1902), 150; Address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 30 September 1859, CW, 3:471-82.



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President confers with three gentlemen from Baltimore concerning release of Mayor Brown arrested for "complicity with those in armed rebellion against the Government of the United States." Statement Concerning Arrests in Maryland, [c. 15 September 1861], CW, 4:523; N.Y. Times, 4 October 1861.



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"Little of importance at Cabinet meeting." Welles, Diary.

Purchases of cotton and trade regulations topics are discussed in cabinet. Donald, Chase Diaries, 165.

Lincoln recommends watchman at White House: "Thomas Stackpole, bearer of this, I have known rather intimately since my coming to the White-House, and I believe him to be a worthy and competent business man." Abraham Lincoln to John E. Wool, 30 September 1862, CW, 5:447.



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President grants two-hour interview to delegation of Radical Union men from Missouri and Kansas and receives petition asking removal of Gen. Schofield and appointment of Gen. Butler. Hay, Letters and Diary; Washington Chronicle, 1 October 1863.

Dr. Zacharie arranges afternoon appointment. Zacharie to Lincoln, 29 September 1863, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes F. S. Corkran: "Mrs. L. is now at home & would be pleased to see you any time. If the grape time has not passed away, she would be pleased to join in the enterprize you mentioned." Abraham Lincoln to Francis S. Corkran, 30 September 1863, CW, 6:488.



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President obtains services of John Summerfield Staples of Stroudsburg, Pa., who becomes representative recruit for Lincoln and is credited to quota of Third Ward. Washington Chronicle, 2 October 1864.

Cabinet meets. Admission of Nevada into Union is discussed. Welles, Diary; Bates, Diary.

Lincoln interviews F. Vaughn, who wants agency to receive cotton for government. Vaughn to Lincoln, 30 September 1864, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes an endorsement on a letter from David G. Lindsay to Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas. Lindsay is attempting to correct an assignment error. He explains, "I inlisted in the 17th Regt. Pa. Cavalry and . . . I was Sent to the 90th Pa Infantry." Lindsay seeks a transfer to the 17th in order to "be along with . . . the only Brother I have." Lincoln writes, "I have seen this man, who seems to be an intelligent & manly man, and whose story I believe to be true. If it does not invol[v]e much inconvenience, let the transfer . . . be made." David G. Lindsay to Lorenzo Thomas, 29 September 1864; Abraham Lincoln to Lorenzo Thomas, 30 September 1864, both in CW, 8:32.

Prepares order concerning lessees and owners of plantations worked by freedmen. [Not issued.] Order Concerning Lessees and Owners of Plantations Worked by Freedmen, [30?] September 1864, CW, 8:30-31.