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October 24

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Stuart & Lincoln purchase for John Goshorn, at sheriff's sale, 80-acre tract for $611.91. [Goshorn won judgment for $569.79 and costs of $8.37 against John Calhoun July 12, 1838 in Sangamon Circuit Court.]Execution Files.



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DeWitt Circuit Court meets for first time. Judge Treat presides, David B. Campbell is prosecuting attorney, and Kersey H. Fell clerk. Lincoln's case Scott v. Troxel is before court, in which he fills out printed summons form. Court adjourns at close of day.Record.



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[Shelby County Circuit Court convenes for three-day term at Shelbyville.]



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Logan & Lincoln acknowledge receipt in full of judgment obtained December 10, 1842 in Wilson et al. v. Palmer & Leverick in U.S. Circuit Court.Execution Docket, 196.

[In Petersburg, Lincoln's petition and summons written for plaintiff in Miles v. Webb & Rogers is filed.Photocopy.]



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[It is probable that Lincoln started for Vincennes latter part of this week. He is said to have been guest of Judge Abner T. Ellis, though there is no record that he made address in Vincennes. Major William Bruce, for whom Bruceville, Indiana was named, claimed that Lincoln spoke in brick schoolhouse in Bruceville.LL, No. 271.]



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Lincoln gives Francis Regnier receipt for $25 and releases his rights to one-eighth of judgment he obtained as attorney for plaintiff inCabot v. Regnier in Morgan Circuit Court in 1844.Release of Judgment Against Francis Regnier, 24 October 1845, CW, 1:348.

He has new shaft and singletree put on his buggy.Obed Lewis Account Books.



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Issue is joined in Hickman v. McCormack on defendant's plea of nonassumpsit. Lincoln and Davis win case when jury finds for plaintiff and assesses his damages at $656.55 and costs. Record.



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In Joseph Wilson and James Palmer, conservators of William Wilson in Wilson et al. v. Kingsbury et al., Davis, for defendants, files demurrer to part of Lincoln and Murphy's bill. Demurrer is argued and sustained and plaintiffs are given leave to file amended bill. Record.

Lincoln writes and mails to Springfield declaration in Green v. Strode et al., Sangamon Circuit Court case. He includes $475.11 promissory note, acting for defense. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.



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Fall term of Champaign Circuit Court begins. Lincoln has at least three cases, but record does not give dates on which they come to trial. He loses appeal, Lyons v. Rea, when court awards plaintiff $20 damages. In Davis et ux. v. Redmond et al., court orders distribution of net proceeds of sale of lands. Master is to keep $5 as further fee and "to pay to A. Lincoln, Esq. Fifteen Dollars as a counsel fee." Record.



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Lincoln arrives for fall term of Champaign Circuit Court. Whitney describes him riding into town "behind his own horse, which was an indifferent, raw-boned specimen, in his own blacksmith-made buggy—a most ordinary looking one." Henry C. Whitney, Life on the Circuit with Lincoln (Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1892), 30.

In evening Lincoln makes anti-Nebraska speech at court house. Henry C. Whitney, Life on the Circuit with Lincoln (Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1892), 215; Urbana Union, 26 October 1854.



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Editor of Urbana "Constitution" writes: "Among the notables who have attended our Court the past week, Hon. A. Lincoln stuck up prominently. We regret to say that his eyesight is failing him seriously: tall as he is, he appears to be entirely unable to see far enough to get a glimpse of that U.S. Senatorship." In court, Lincoln writes amendment to bill in Dean v. Kelly et al., injunction case, and writes complainant's affidavit. Injunction is granted on condition complainant gives bond for $1,000 penalty and pays costs and damages. Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.



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Lincoln writes letters. To John Moses he says: "Throw on all your weight. Some things I have heard make me think your case is not so desperate as you thought when I was in Winchester. Put in your best licks." He cautions Alexander Sympson to beware of deal between Douglas and Buchanan Democrats in Hancock County. He reports to Judd on prospects in Hancock, where he spoke three times: "Tight, with chances slightly in our favor." Abraham Lincoln to John Moses, 24 October 1858, CW, 3:332; Abraham Lincoln to Alexander Sympson, 24 October 1858, CW, 3:332; Abraham Lincoln to Norman B. Judd, 24 October 1858, CW, 3:332.



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Mrs. Lincoln buys and charges pair of gloves for Robert, at Williams & Co., and clothing and goods at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 149, 160.



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Lincoln denies he ever gave money to Kansas Emigrant Aid societies. "I once subscribed twentyfive dollars, to be paid whenever Judge Logan would decide it was necessary to enable the people of Kansas to defend themselves against any force coming against them from without the Territory, and not by authority of the United States. Logan never made the decision, and I never paid." He writes note for "lady-bearer," instructing freight agent to "let her have the freight, and I will pay you any amount not exceeding four dollars on presentation of this note." Abraham Lincoln to J. C. Lee, 24 October 1860, CW, 4:131-32; Guarantee to Pay Freight Charges for a Lady, 24 October 1860, CW, 4:131.



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President Lincoln and his wife, Mary, attend the funeral of Colonel Edward D. Baker, who died on October 21, during the Battle of Ball's Bluff, located near Leesburg, Virginia. At the time of his death, Baker served as a U.S. Senator from Oregon. Previously, he practiced law in Springfield, Illinois, where he became acquainted with Lincoln. Lincoln named his second son, Edward Baker Lincoln, in Baker's honor. New York Times, 24 October 1861, 1:3-5; 25 October, 1861, 1:1-2.

Lincoln sends Leonard Swett with letter containing order for Gen. Fremont's removal to Gen. Curtis for delivery. Abraham Lincoln to Samuel R. Curtis, 24 October 1861, CW, 4:562-63.

Instructs deputy U.S. marshal for Washington District to refuse to serve any writ of habeas corpus upon a military commander. N.Y. Times, 25 October 1861.

Writes Gen. Hunter: "The command of the Department of the West having devolved upon you, I propose to offer you a few suggestions . . . give up the pursuit [of Gen. Sterling Price (CSA)], halt your main army, divide it into two corps of observation, one occupying Sedalia, and the other Rolla . . . then recruit the condition of both corps." Abraham Lincoln to David Hunter, 24 October 1861, CW, 5:1-2.



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Charles P. McIlvaine, Episcopal Bishop of Ohio, asks President to name George T. Harris to West Point cadetship. Memorandum: Appointment of George T. Harris, 24 October 1862, CW, 5:473.

Lincoln recommends: "The bearer of this, William Johnson (colored), came with me from Illinois; and is a worthy man, as I believe." Recommendation for William H. Johnson, 24 October 1862, CW, 5:474.



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President acknowledges receipt of medal from Union League of Philadelphia, by which he becomes an honorary member. Abraham Lincoln to George H. Boker, 24 October 1863, CW, 6:533-34.

Suggests to Gen. Halleck that Army of Potomac "with all possible expedition" get ready to attack Gen. R. E. Lee. Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 24 October 1863, CW, 6:534-35.

At 2 P.M. in White House replies to address by moderator of Baltimore Presbyterian Synod. Remarks to Baltimore Presbyterian Synod: Two Versions, 24 October 1863, CW, 6:535-36; Washington National Republican, 24 October 1863.

About 3 P.M. visits Government Printing Office, North Capitol and H Sts. NW., on invitation of Supt. John D. Defrees, and speaks briefly to employees. Washington Chronicle, 25 October 1863.

Confers with Sec. Chase about appointment of former Gov. Israel Washburn, Jr., (Maine) to collectorship at Portland, Maine. Chase to Lincoln, 24 October 1863, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Comments on difference of outlook in dispatches from Gens. Rosecrans and Thomas. Hay, Letters and Diary.



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President speaks to 189th New York Volunteers in front of White House before they leave for front. Randall, Lincoln, 3:11; Speech to One Hundred Eighty-Ninth New York Volunteers, 24 October 1864, CW, 8:75.

O. H. Browning and Hanson A. Risley, treasury agent, confer with Lincoln about permit to trade in cotton. Browning, Diary.