|Thursday, November 26, 1829.|
Spencer County, IN.
[Thomas Lincoln receives unknown amount from Charles Grigsby to be applied
on purchase of Lincoln farm.Spencer County Deed Book B, 63.]
|Monday, November 26, 1838.|
Lincoln records in firm fee book receipt of $109.29 from Harlan &
White, part payment on note for $317.03 placed in their hands for collection by Jacob
Forsyth & Co., Pittsburgh merchants. Seven other notes totaling $2,522.48 are
being collected.Stuart & Lincoln fee book; Letter book of Robert Irwin & Co.
|Tuesday, November 26, 1839.|
Lincoln gets judgment for $440.14 in John & Augustus Kerr & Co. v. Constant &
Francis. Court awards him $7 for survey and report in Butler v. Tilford et al. [T. M. Neale made
survey.]Record; Deed Book
F, 80; Photocopy.
|Thursday, November 26, 1840.|
In each of three cases in Circuit Court, Barrett v. Spear, Crane v. Grubb, and Shackleford
& Shackleford v. Shackleford, defendant confesses his indebtedness and
judgment is entered against him. In each case Lincoln represents defendant.Record.
|Friday, November 26, 1841.|
Logan & Lincoln for plaintiff and Strong and Doremus for defendant
try Norris v. Simpson before jury.
Jury awards defendant $62 and costs. Court sustains Lincoln's demurrer to defendant's
pleas in Spear v. Newton &
Lincoln writes pleas in Abbott v. Primm & Lindsay.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
|Saturday, November 26, 1842.|
On Lincoln's motion, divorce suit of Goss v. Goss is continued; Lincoln is attorney for Robert Goss,
plaintiff. Edwards, attorney for defendant, withdraws his plea in replevin suit, C. Freeman & Co. v. Miller.
Court then orders that plaintiff have one cent damages and costs. Logan &
Lincoln get judgment for $1,155 in VanBergen for use of Speed v. Walters et al., and Lincoln writes court
|Tuesday, November 26, 1844.|
Fortune v. Garvey et al., chancery case in which
Logan & Lincoln represent plaintiff, is continued.Record.
|Wednesday, November 26, 1845.|
Lincoln, on or about this day, writes, signs, and collects 19 cosigners to
petition to Gov. Thomas Ford for release of Samuel Smith from jail so that he may earn
money to pay his fine and court costs. Smith is released December 2, 1845.Petition for Pardon of Samuel
Smith, [November 1845], CW, 1:349.
|Sunday, November 26, 1848.|
En route to Washington, DC.
By this date Lincoln must have left for Washington. He goes by way of St.
Louis and Ohio River.Abraham Lincoln to Charles R.
Welles, 20 February 1849, CW, 2:29-30.
|Tuesday, November 26, 1850.|
State's attorney drops People v. Smith, indictment for obstructing road. Lincoln & Herndon appear for Smith. Warner v. Calhoun, in which they represent defendant, is abated by reason of plaintiff's death. They file answer of Mason Brayman, one of defendants in C. Freeman & Co. et al. v. Bradford et al.Record.
Lincoln buys $1.25 umbrella.
|Wednesday, November 26, 1851.|
Defendants Anderson Blackburn and Trustees of Illinois College, having failed to answer complainants' original, amended, and supplemental bills, filed by Lincoln and Smith in Gilman et al. v. Hamilton et al., bill is taken pro confesso. Lincoln and Smith file bill suggesting death of Mary A. Thornton, another defendant, and secure order of revivor against her unknown heirs.
|Saturday, November 26, 1853.|
Two related cases,
Jones v. Lowry, Lamb & Co., and
Lowry, Lamb & Co. v. Jones, are
referred to arbitrators. Lincoln & Herndon are Jones' attorneys. Pleas are
filed in McGraw v. Adams et al. and
James Shields v. Watson et al., in both of which they
are attorneys for plaintiff. Record.
|Monday, November 26, 1855.|
In seven different cases in which Lincoln & Herndon represent plaintiffs, defendants default and judgments are obtained. Four of judgments, ranging in amount from $87.65 to $562.75, are in favor of Jacob Bunn. In Tinney v. Ingwerson et al., in which Lincoln & Herndon appear for defendant, jury is called, and then on plaintiff's motion jury is dismissed and case continued.
|Wednesday, November 26, 1856.|
Phebe Todd, sister of deceased, is star witness for defense. In
addition to supporting Theodore's alibi, she testifies that on one
night during Anderson's illness, she—not Mrs.
Anderson—gave him his medicine. Doctors Wallace and Goltra
testify that Anderson was killed by blow. Testimony closes at noon.
McWilliams makes opening speech for prosecution.
Illinois State Journal, 27 November 1856, 28 November 1856.
"Son" takes home "Glass Lantern," and Lincoln's account with John
Williams & Co. is charged $1.
Pratt, Personal Finances, 148.
|Friday, November 26, 1858.|
Lincoln deposits money received from Ritta da Silva at Marine &
Fire Insurance Co., and releases mortgage on record.
Record; Marine Bank Ledger.
He also writes Dr. B. C. Lundy predicting another "blow up" in
Democracy. Douglas managed to get support both as best instrument to
break down and uphold slave power. "No ingenuity can keep this
deception . . . up a great while.
Abraham Lincoln to B. Clarke Lundy, 26 November 1858, CW, 3:342.
|Saturday, November 26, 1859.|
Lincoln files declaration and bond in S. C. Davis & Co. v. Strosnider in U.S. Circuit Court.
He writes $8.38 check to W. P. McKinnie, farmer.
Mrs. Lincoln buys cloth and thread at Smith's.
Pratt, Personal Finances, 160.
|Monday, November 26, 1860.|
Chicago, IL and Springfield, IL.
Before leaving Tremont House, Lincoln pens note to his old friend
Henry Whitney, formerly of Urbana, replying to Whitney's note on
behalf of Alschuler, photographer.
Abraham Lincoln to Henry C. Whitney, 26 November 1860, CW, 4:145.
Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln leave Chicago at 9 A.M. and reach Springfield at
6:30. Lincoln's return "is the delight of the reporters and a number
of office-seekers, who have been lying in wait for him since [Nov.
24]. The President and party traveled in separate cars. No ovations
were received on the way on account of the rainy weather."
Chicago Journal, 26 November 1860; N.Y. Tribune, 27 November 1860.
|Tuesday, November 26, 1861.|
President confers with Mrs. Stephen A. Douglas regarding confiscation
of her property in southern Illinois. "But it is especially dangerous
for my name to be connected with the matter; for nothing would more
certainly excite the secessionists to do the worst they can against
Memorandum: Advice to Mrs. Stephen A. Douglas, 27 November 1861, CW, 5:32.
Drafts bill for compensated emancipation in Delaware. [Never introduced.]
Drafts of a Bill for Compensated Emancipation in Delaware, [26? November 1861], CW, 5:29-31.
Sec. Cameron and Bishop Matthew Simpson of Methodist Church discuss
with President possible bias of government toward churches.
Simpson to Cameron, 27 November 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Mrs. Lincoln attended by former Cong. Ashmun (Mass.) watches Gen.
McClellan's morning review of regular troops on East Capitol Hill.
N.Y. Times, 27 November 1861.
|Wednesday, November 26, 1862.|
En route and Belle Plain, VA.
President at Belle Plain in evening for conference with Gen.
Burnside. "Neither Halleck nor the Sect. knew that he was going."
Colburn to McClellan, 27 November 1862, George B. McClellan Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Referring to slave belonging to Judge George Robertson of Kentucky,
Lincoln writes: "If this be true, convey yours [slave] to Col.
[William L.] Utley, so that he can make him free, and I will pay you
any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars."
Abraham Lincoln to George Robertson, 26 November 1862, CW, 5:512-14.
[Mrs. Lincoln leaves New York on return trip to Washington.
Philadelphia Press, 27 November 1862.]
|Thursday, November 26, 1863.|
President confined to sick room.
Hay, Letters and Diary.
Gen. Meagher presents Pvt. Miles O'Reilly [pen-name of Charles G.
Halpine] to President.
N.Y. Herald, 27 November 1863.
|Saturday, November 26, 1864.|
At 10 A.M., before an informal gathering in White
House, President receives gift of elkhorn chair from its maker, Seth Kinman,
California hunter. Clinton Lloyd of Pennsylvania makes presentation speech to
which Lincoln replies briefly. Washington Star, 26 November 1864;
Washington Chronicle, 27 November 1864.
President consults with
Sec. Stanton in morning about sending Gen. Banks
to New Orleans. [They concluded that he should go; but Banks remained in
Washington four months longer.] Abraham
Lincoln to Nathaniel P. Banks, 26 November 1864,
Banks at 7 P.M. by appointment. Abraham
Lincoln to Nathaniel P. Banks, 2 December 1864,
Adv. Gen. Holt post of attorney general. Holt to Lincoln, 30 November
1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Sec. Welles calls on President and
presents abstract for Annual Message. Welles,