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September 16

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By consent of parties, the case Trent & Trent v. Rutledge et al. in the Sangamon County Circuit Court is dismissed with each party paying half of costs. David Rutledge, William Green, Jr., and Lincoln are defendants in the case.Record.



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[Lincoln is absent from his post office. Matthew S. Marsh calls, and not finding Lincoln, looks through mail and takes home letter from his brother, George H. Marsh of Portsmouth, N.H.IHi—Trans., 1926, 122.]



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Lincoln writes and files a praecipe on behalf of his client Peyton L. Harrison in Harrison v. Simmons, an assumpsit case before the Sangamon County Circuit Court. Lincoln signs the document "Stuart & Lincoln for plff."Photocopy.



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Lincoln hears Josiah Lamborn's speech.Register, 25 September 1840, 2 October 1840.



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In letter to Mary Speed September 27, 1841, Lincoln says: "When we reached Springfield, I staid but one day when I started on this tedious circuit where I now am." Abraham Lincoln to Mary Speed, 27 September 1841, CW, 1:259-61.



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Logan & Lincoln win by default James Bell & Co. v. Hall, in which they obtain judgment for $149.65. Defendant in Justice & Justice v. Garth moves continuance. Court overrules motion and leave is granted plaintiff to amend title of suit in praecipe and writ. Lincoln writes defendant's plea in Frink, Walker & Co. v. Hall, in which he is associated with William L. May, whose name he signs.Record; Photocopy.



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[McLean Circuit Court convenes for four-day term at Bloomington.]



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"The Whigs of Lowell had one of the tallest meetings on Saturday night that they have yet held. The large City Hall was crowded in every part. The meeting was addressed by Hon. Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, and George Woodman, Esq., of Boston. . . . The work goes bravely on."Speech at Lowell, Massachusetts, 16 September 1848, CW, 2:6; Boston Atlas, 16 September 1848.



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Lincoln again writes to Secretary of State for Simeon Francis, saying he ought to be appointed, testifying to his long party service and honesty. Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton, 16 September 1849, CW, 2:64.



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Prettyman and Merriman file demurrer to plaintiff's replication in Atchison for use of Allen v. Pekin, Illinois. Court sustains demurrer and leave is granted defendant to amend his plea. Lincoln and James, for plaintiff, file replication to amended plea. Defendant again demurs but demurrer is overruled. Case is action in debt. Record.

Lincoln writes, for plaintiff in Harris v. Shaw et al., agreement on facts with Briggs, Prettyman, and Purple, representing defendants, in case to be tried by court. Photocopy.



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In Anthony v. Damerell, defendant defaults and appeal is dismissed with $3.09 damages to appellee whom Lincoln represents. In Hall v. Perkins, Lincoln files plaintiff's affidavit for continuance because of absence of material witness. Record; Photocopy.



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Lincoln moves to quash indictment in People v. Hendryx, perjury. His motion is argued and overruled. He then secures change of venue to Champaign County and files bond for defendant's appearance. Record.



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Lincoln appears for petitioner in Blanton et ux. v. Withers et al., bill for relief from McLean Circuit Court decree of Apr. Record.



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Democrats hold large rally. During afternoon Lincoln and Swett attend meeting. In evening, while Democratic speakers are holding forth at Pike House, Lincoln speaks at Major's Hall. "A most masterly speech, in which he tore the day-time speeches of the Bucks at their great meeting into ribbons," Bloomington Pantagraph (24 September 1856) reports.



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Defense witnesses continue to offer testimony. Chicago Press, 17 September 1857, 18 September 1857.



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State Fair is in progress. Lincoln arrives at noon and stops at Centralia House. Douglas is also in town. Neither speaks, but crowds gather when they appear at fair grounds. Lincoln takes refuge in Illinois Central superintendent's office and writes three letters. He asks Washburne if, as Douglas charged at Jonesboro, Washburne has been opposing admission of new slave states. He tells Martin P. Sweet that, at Jonesboro, in a long, involved sentence, he found himself saying something about Sweet that might sound disparaging in the hands of "those villainous reporters Douglas has with him. . . . I write this to assure you that nothing can be farther from me than to feel, much less, intentionally say anything disrespectful to you." He writes Joseph Gillespie urging action to unite Republicans and "Americans" in Madison County. Abraham Lincoln to Elihu B. Washburne, 16 September 1858, CW, 3:144-45; Abraham Lincoln to Martin P. Sweet, 16 September 1858, CW, 3:144; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Gillespie, 16 September 1858, CW, 8:416.

Lincoln takes evening northbound train on his way to Charleston for fourth debate. Herndon & Weik, II, 118; Chicago Tribune, 20 September 1858; Greenville Advocate, 23 September 1858.



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Lincoln speaks twice, delivering his principal address at 2 P.M. on east terrace of state house, and speaking more briefly before Young Men's Republican Club that evening at City Hall. He visits Franklin County Fair. Mrs. Lincoln and one of their boys accompany him. Speech at Columbus, Ohio, 16 September 1859, CW, 3:400-25; Ohio State Journal, 17 September 1859; Daniel J. Ryan, "Lincoln and Ohio," Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 32.



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President requests Gen. Scott to prepare order for recruiting North Carolinians at Fort Hatteras, N.C. Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 16 September 1861, CW, 4:525.

Receives report through Scott that Gen. Fremont has ordered Col. Blair under arrest. Memorandum of conversation with President, 17 September 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes a letter of introduction to Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase on behalf of Mrs. Ryder. Lincoln explains, "Mrs. Ryder—has learned that there is some 'lady'swork' in your Department in connection with the Treasury notes, and wishes a chance for a share of it, if such be the fact. Please give her a fair hearing." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 16 September 1861, CW, 11:34.



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President receives deputation of Friends with petition to exempt the Society from draft. Sec. Chase accompanies group and asks Lincoln to appoint Rev. Tolford as chaplain at Camp Chase near Columbus, Ohio. Donald, Chase Diaries, 146; Official Records—Armies 478-79.

Telegraphs Gov. Curtin (Pa.) at 12 M.: "What do you hear from Gen. McClellan's army? We have nothing from him to-day." Telegraphs at 2:25 P.M.: "Since telegraphing you, despatch came from Gen. McClellan, dated 7 o'clock this morning. Nothing of importance happened with him yesterday. This morning he was up with the enemy at Sharpsburg, and was waiting for heavy fog to rise." Abraham Lincoln to Andrew G. Curtin, 16 September 1862, CW, 5:427; Abraham Lincoln to Andrew G. Curtin, 16 September 1862, CW, 5:427-28.



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President issues instructions to tax commissioners in South Carolina. Instructions to Tax Commissioners in South Carolina, 16 September 1863, CW, 6:453-59.



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President interviews Thomas J. Turner, chairman of Union State Central Committee, and S. H. Melvin, commissioner of Union League, regarding draft quotas for Illinois. Abraham Lincoln to James B. Fry, 16 September 1864, CW, 8:8.

Cabinet meets. "Nothing of interest." Welles, Diary.

Lincoln authorizes Gen. Sigel to visit Washington. Abraham Lincoln to Franz Sigel, 16 September 1864, CW, 8:8-9.