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Monday, March 1, 1830.+-

En route to Vincennes, IN.

"On the first of March, 1830, his father determined to emigrate once more. . . . The emigrant company was made up of Thomas Lincoln's family, and the families of Mrs. Lincoln's two sons-in-law. Their means of progress and conveyance were ox-wagons, one of which Abraham Lincoln drove." [Mrs. Harriet Hanks Chapman said they had three wagons, two drawn by two yoke of oxen each, and one by two teams of horses.]William D. Howells, Life of Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1938), 23.

Company consists of Thomas Lincoln, his wife Sarah Bush Lincoln and her son, John D. Johnston; Dennis Hanks, his wife Sarah E. Hanks, their daughters Sarah Jane, Nancy M. and Harriet, and son John Talbot; Squire Hall, his wife Matilda and their son John; and Abraham Lincoln, 13 in all. Sarah E. Hanks and Matilda Hall were daughters of Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln.

There is no distinct proof of route followed by Lincoln party on 225-mile journey from Gentryville to Decatur, Illinois, except from Vincennes to Lawrenceville. Indiana Lincoln Memorial Way Commission chose Troy-Vincennes trail, which passed through Polk Patch [now Selvin], Petersburg, and Monroe City. Probably four or five days completed 75-mile journey to Vincennes.LL, No. 161.

Saturday, March 1, 1834.+-

New Salem, IL.

Public meeting is held to nominate candidate for governor. Bowling Green presides and appoints Lincoln secretary. Dr. John Allen, Nelson Alley, and Samuel Hill draft resolution that General James D. Henry, former sheriff of Sangamon County and hero of Black Hawk War, is their choice for governor. [Henry died in New Orleans, March 5, 1834.]Sangamo Journal, 15 March 1834; Report of a Political Meeting, 1 March 1834, CW, 1:21-22.

Wednesday, March 1, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln votes with majority to pass bill increasing by $2,000,000 capital stock of Bank of Illinois at Springfield, and also to pass "act for the relief of persons in cases of ejectment." His name is entered on roll of attorneys in office of Supreme Court clerk.House Journal; Record.

Friday, March 1, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Bill appropriating $20,000 for Big Muddy River improvement comes back from Senate with amendments which House adopts. Motion to table fails, 49 to 12, Lincoln voting nay with others from Sangamon. He votes yea on Senate bill for relief of purchasers of canal lots and lands. House Journal.

Sunday, March 1, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

"Whig prospects were never so bright as now," writes Lincoln to Stuart. Lincoln fears he may "not be permitted to be a candidate" for legislature, but is jubilant over subscriptions to "The Old Soldier." He lists Van Buren men who have come out for Harrison.Abraham Lincoln to John T. Stuart, 1 March 1840, CW, 1:206-7.

Monday, March 1, 1841.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Legislature adjourns without roll call. Supreme Court closes winter term. Court did not sit from Feb. 11 to 22 because of reorganization bill.]

Tuesday, March 1, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

The U.S. District Court admits Lincoln to practice law before the court after he pays the $2 fee for a certificate. The bankruptcy law enacted last year by Congress goes into effect today.Wm. H. Bradley to Herndon, William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA; Sangamo Journal, 15 October 1841.

Wednesday, March 1, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Whigs meet in Hall of Representatives. William H. Davidson, senator from White County, is elected chairman. Lincoln states object of meeting and offers resolutions favoring tariff, national bank, distribution of public lands proceeds, and district conventions. Addresses are given by Lincoln, Henderson, Browning, and Baker.Resolutions at a Whig Meeting, 1 March 1843, CW, 1:307-8.

Friday, March 1, 1844.+-

Sugar Creek Meeting House, Sangamon County, IL.

Whig rally is held at early candle lighting. In his speech on tariff, Lincoln attempts to convince farmers that high tariff makes cheaper goods. Speeches are made by Dr. A. G. Henry, Edward D. Baker, and Dr. F. A. McNeil.Register, 15 March 1844; Speech at Sugar Creek, Illinois, 1 March 1844, CW, 1:334.

Saturday, March 1, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Archibald Williams about Supreme Court cases he has been handling.Abraham Lincoln to Archibald Williams, 1 March 1845, CW, 1:344.

Supreme Court denies Lincoln's motion for rehearing of Rogers v. Dickey, and allows his motion in Graves v. Bruen & Bruen, made Thursday. Record.

Lincoln buys for 37¢ ¼ pound of gunpowder tea, and $1.62 merchandise. Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Wednesday, March 1, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln acknowledges Thomas' letter and presents his petition.Abraham Lincoln to Richard S. Thomas, 1 March 1848, CW, 1:455; Journal.

"It now seems to be understood on all hands that the war is over—that the treaty sent in will be ratified," he writes to Jesse Fell of Bloomington.Abraham Lincoln to Jesse W. Fell, 1 March 1848, CW, 1:454-55.

He expresses same opinion in letter to Jesse Lynch of Magnolia.Privately Owned.

"National Birth-Night Ball," postponed out of respect for Adams, is held. Lincoln, a manager, probably attends.National Intelligencer.

Thursday, March 1, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes for motion to reconsider bill, passed yesterday, providing for settlement of accounts of officers who collected duties in Mexico. Motion fails 86-88. He votes three times on minor matters relating to Indian appropriation bill. Journal.

Friday, March 1, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes and signs a bill of divorce on behalf of complainant, Joseph S. McNew, in McNew v. McNew. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, March 1, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes plaintiff's answer in Warren v. Miller et al., which is set for hearing at approaching term of Sangamon Circuit Court, action in assumpsit. Photocopy.

Tuesday, March 1, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln opens bank account at Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Company. Robert Irwin receives his deposit of $310. Marine Bank Ledger.

He writes and signs bill to foreclose in Gray v. Stover, Sangamon Circuit Court. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, March 1, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

At request of Robert Smith of Alton, Stuart, Lincoln, and Edwards submit lengthy opinion attacking validity of charter of Mississippi and Atlantic Railroad. Abraham Lincoln to Robert Smith, 1 March 1854, CW, 2:212-16.

Thursday, March 1, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Robert Lincoln is sent to John Williams' store for half-pound of tea. Pratt, Personal Finances, 147.

Saturday, March 1, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Peoria "Republican" proposes Lincoln for governor. Fulton Democrat (Lewiston, Ill.), 1 March 1856.]

Monday, March 1, 1858.+-

Clinton, IL.

DeWitt Circuit Court convenes.

Tuesday, March 1, 1859.+-

Chicago, IL.

In the evening, Lincoln speaks to Republicans who are celebrating at their headquarters after Chicago's municipal election. Lincoln reflects on his 1858 Senate race loss, and he takes issue with Republicans who, on the grounds of political expediency, voted for Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln explains the difference between Republicans and Douglas regarding slavery: Republicans believe that slavery is "wrong," while Douglas considers it "simply a question of dollars and cents." Lincoln adds, "[Republicans] are on a ground of unquestionable right," and he encourages them to "Stand by your principles." Chicago Daily Press and Tribune, 2 March 1859, 1:2; Speech at Chicago, Illinois, 1 March 1859, CW, 3:365-70.

Thursday, March 1, 1860.+-

Exeter, NH, Concord, NH, and Manchester, NH.

Robert Lincoln and George Latham of Springfield accompany Lincoln from Exeter to Concord, where he speaks at 1:45 P.M. in Phoenix Hall. He goes to Manchester and addresses "immense gathering" at Smyth Hall. He stays night at City Hotel. Elwin L. Page, Abraham Lincoln in New Hampshire (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1929), 60; Chicago Tribune, 9 March 1860; Speech at Manchester, New Hampshire, 1 March 1860, CW, 3:551-52.

Friday, March 1, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln spends most of day in private interviews. Offers War Dept. cabinet post to Sen. Cameron (Pa.), who accepts. William E. Baringer, A House Dividing: Lincoln as President Elect (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1945), 320-21.

Receives warning of plot to assassinate him during inauguration parade. Cong.-elect George P. Fisher (Del.) warns Lincoln of possible Negro uprising on March 4, 1861. Fletcher Pratt, History of the Civil War (New York: Pocket Books, 1956), 5.

Lincoln, Lord Richard Lyons (British Minister), Gen. Scott, and others attend dinner given by Rudolph Schleiden, Bremen Minister. Baltimore Sun, 7 March 1861.

Mrs. Lincoln, accompanied by Mrs. Sarah B. McLean, wife of John McLean, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, calls at White House and visits with Miss Harriet Lane, President Buchanan's niece and hostess. Baltimore Sun, 2 March 1861.

Saturday, March 1, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln asks Sec. Stanton to appoint Dr. Isaac I. Hayes, surgeon and Arctic explorer, surgeon of volunteers. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 1 March 1862, CW, 5:140.

Sunday, March 1, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President confers about military appointments with Sec. Stanton , Gens. Halleck and Heintzelman, and Adjt. Gen. Thomas in Stanton 's office. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, March 1, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton and intercedes on behalf of a "poor widow, by the name of Baird." Lincoln explains, "[She] has a son in the Army, that . . . has been sentenced to serve a long time without pay, or . . . with very little pay. I do not like this punishment of withholding pay—it falls so very hard upon poor families. After he has been serving in this way for several months, at the tearful appeal of the poor Mother, I made a direction that he be allowed to enlist for a new term . . . She now comes, and says she can not get it acted upon. Please do it." Lincoln to Stanton, 1 March 1864, Edwin M. Stanton Papers, Library of Congress, Washington DC; Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 1 March 1864, CW, 7:217.

Sends to Senate nomination of General Ulysses S. Grant to be lieutenant general. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 2 March 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 2:1.

Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

"This evening the President and Mrs. Lincoln will entertain at the Executive Mansion the members of Congress and their families . . . no cards of invitation have been issued to any other person." Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 1 March 1864, 2d ed., 2:1, 2 March 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

On letter of this date from Sec. Chase, introducing "Mr. Metcalf" who wishes to paint Lincoln's portrait, he writes, "Nix." Chase to Lincoln, 1 March 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, March 1, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

Sen. Trumbull (Ill.), Cong. James F. Wilson (Iowa), and Cong. John L. Dawson (Pa.), committee of Congress, notify President of his reelection. Lincoln replies briefly: "With assured reliance on that Almighty Ruler who has so graciously sustained us thus far; and with increased gratitude to the generous people for their continued confidence, I accept the renewed trust, with it's yet onerous and perplexing duties and responsibilities." Reply to Notification Committee, [1 March 1865], CW, 8:326-27.

President compliments Thomas W. Conway, general superintendent of freedmen, Dept. of the Gulf, on his "success in the work of their moral and physical elevation." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas W. Conway, 1 March 1865, CW, 8:325.

Writes Gen. Scott, Howard Potter, William E. Dodge, Jr., and Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., members of Protective War Claim Association of Sanitary Commission: "I shall at all times be ready to recognize the paramount claims of the soldiers of the nation, in the disposition of public trusts. I shall be glad also to make these suggestions to the several Heads of Departments." Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott and Others, 1 March 1865, CW, 8:327-28.