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Wednesday, June 1, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln, Robert Conover, and William G. Jeter locate road from Watkins' Mill [ten miles northwest of New Salem] northeast to Huron and then north and east to county boundary in direction of Pekin. Lincoln writes on plat, "make us an allowance for one day and a half each." Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Monday, June 1, 1840.+-

Taylorville, IL

Dane County (Christian) Circuit Court holds oneday session. Defendants default in Baker v. Addington et al., and James C. Conkling is appointed guardian ad litem. Court examines complainant's exhibits and appoints Levi W. Goodan commissioner to convey land described in complainant's bill. Lincoln filed bill April 2, 1840. Commissioner's report is approved June 2, 1842. Record.

Stuart & Lincoln buy $1.75 worth of merchandise from a Springfield merchant. Account (copy), 1 June 1840, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 185, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Tuesday, June 1, 1841.+-

Taylorville, IL?

Lincoln writes answer to bill, and James Conkling, guardian in case of Baker v. Addington et al., signs.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, June 1, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Someone, perhaps Lincoln, pays $80.08 to Siter Price & Co. from Lincoln's account with a Springfield store/bank. Additionally, the merchant debits Lincoln's account in the amount of $10.92 for "Profit & Loss." Account of Abraham Lincoln (copy), 1 June 1842, Irwin & Corneau Account Book, 252, microfilm, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Thursday, June 1, 1843.+-

Taylorville, IL.

Lincoln buys merchandise (75¢).Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Saturday, June 1, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

Counsel in Wren v. Wren argue motion for new trial, which court denies, victory for Lincoln, petitioner's attorney.Record.

[Lincoln does not vote in election of constable in Springfield. John M. Cabiness, Whig, is elected.]

Monday, June 1, 1846.+-

Taylorville, IL.

[U.S. Circuit Court begins its session in Springfield with Judge McLean on bench.Sangamo Journal, 4 June 1846.

Donaldson v. Reynolds and Walker, Lincoln's only case of which there is record, is continued.Record.]

Christian Circuit Court convenes. Lincoln & Herndon have seven cases. In Young v. Goodan et al., Lincoln writes and files David C. Goodan's answer. He writes and files answer of Ezekiel S. Young in Gulliford v. Young et al.Photocopy; Record.

Thursday, June 1, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln explains to Rev. Slicer that Committee on Arrangements delegated authority to subcommittee of which he was not member. Consequently he had nothing to do with details of funeral arrangements. "Until I received your letter," he asserts, "I should have given it as my recollection, that you did actually participate."Abraham Lincoln to Henry Slicer, 1 June 1848, CW, 1:474-75.

Lincoln's Springfield bank balance is credited with cash deposit of $31.25, legal fee from David Newsom.Irwin Ledger.

Friday, June 1, 1849.+-

Charleston, IL.

Lincoln writes to Representative Moses Hampton of Pennsylvania, with whom he had served in Congress. Lincoln asks Hampton to write a letter recommending Lincoln for an appointment to the General Land Office. Lincoln admits that he is not particularly desirous of the job, but that he has "come to this conclusion, more to prevent what would be generally bad for the party here, and particularly bad for me, than a positive desire for the office." Lincoln requests that Hampton write directly to President Zachary Taylor and not to Secretary of the Interior Thomas Ewing. Lincoln closes by asking Hampton to write "as pretty a letter for me as you think the truth will permit." Abraham Lincoln to Moses Hampton, 1 June 1849, CW 11:1-2.

Saturday, June 1, 1850.+-

Decatur, IL.

Jury is waived in Spangler v. Wood and court awards plaintiff $64.29 interest on note. Lincoln and Post appear for plaintiff, Emerson for defendant. Lincoln's fee is $5. Lincoln has two other cases but both are continued. Lincoln writes additional count in Andrews v. House. Record; ISLA—Files; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, June 1, 1852.+-

Sullivan, IL.

In the Moultrie County Circuit Court, Lincoln defends Jonathan Dazey and Joseph Dazey who are being sued for malicious prosecution in the case of Cook v. Dazey and Dazey. Judge David Davis calls the case for a hearing. Lincoln files Jonathan Dazey's affidavit for a continuance until the fall term, and Judge Davis approves the continuance and charges the court costs to Dazey and Dazey. Lincoln collects part of his fee for his work on the case of Newlan et al. v. Perryman et al., a dispute over a land title. Order, 1 June 1852, Cook v. Dazey and Dazey, Circuit Court Record O, 142, Moultrie County Circuit Court, Moultrie County Courthouse, Sullivan, IL; Promissory Note, 1 June 1852, Newlan et al. v. Perryman et al., box 16, Moultrie County Court, Moultrie County Courthouse, Sullivan, IL.

Wednesday, June 1, 1853.+-

Danville, IL.

In Graham v. Sturm et al., chancery, court orders defendant to surrender to complainant deed to land at issue and to pay $829.22 and costs. Davis represents complainant while Lincoln and Lamon are for defendant. Record.

For plaintiff in Beal v. Philips, Lincoln agrees to continuance. Original owned by King Hostick, Springfield, Ill.

Thursday, June 1, 1854.+-

Danville, IL.

Divorce case—George Helmick v. Eliza Helmick—constitutes Lincoln's only court work. Complainant dismisses suit at his own costs. Lincoln alone appears for complainant. He writes and signs, for Davis, Lincoln, and Lamon, defendant's plea in Taylor v. Leonard. Record.

Friday, June 1, 1855.+-

Danville, IL.

Court tries Partlow v. Partlow, petition for partition, and finds for plaintiff. Record.

Monday, June 1, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court two of Lincoln's cases are called—Wainwright et al. v. Curtis et al., and Eshrick, Black & Co. v. Tobias, Hittle & Co. Defendants are ruled to plead by Wednesday. Record.

Tuesday, June 1, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is increasingly concerned over possibility of Douglas being adopted by Republican party outside Illinois. This is subject of letters to Charles L. Wilson of Chicago "Journal" and S. A. Hurlbut of Belvidere. To Wilson he adds: "No combination has been made with me, or proposed to me, in relation to the next Presidential candidate. The same thing is true in regard to next Governor of our State." Abraham Lincoln to Charles L. Wilson, 1 June 1858, CW, 2:456-57; Abraham Lincoln to Stephen A. Hurlbut, 1 June 1858, CW, 2:456.

He writes mortgage assigning possible proceeds of Christian County case of Barret v. McDonnald et al.Photocopy.

Friday, June 1, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To F. A. Wood Lincoln writes: "Yours of May 24th. is received. You say you are not a Lincoln man; 'but still would like to have Mr. L's autograph.' Well, here it is." Abraham Lincoln to F. A. Wood, 1 June 1860, CW, 4:68.

Saturday, June 1, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

George Henry Story, painter, sketches President at work three successive mornings. Rufus R. Wilson, Lincoln in Portraiture (New York: Press of the Pioneer, 1935), 167-69; LL, No. 793.

Lincoln family reserves pew in New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, of which Dr. Phineas D. Gurley is pastor. Baltimore Sun, 6 June 1861; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 5 June 1861, 3:2.

Members of 2d Maryland Regiment elect Capt. John C. McConnell their colonel and send delegation to President to procure colonel's commission for him. Baltimore Sun, 3 June 1861.

From balcony of White House President and family hear afternoon music by Marine band. Brisk firing (musket practice) on Virginia side of Potomac interrupts program. Nicolay to Bates, 2 June 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; N.Y. Times, 2 June 1861.

Sunday, June 1, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President and Asst. Sec. Fox at War Dept. all morning awaiting news of outcome of Battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks). Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln sends three telegrams to Gen. McClellan: [9:30 A.M.] "You are probably engaged with the enemy. . . . Stand well on your guard—hold all your ground, . . . This morning we merge Gen. Wool's department into yours, giving you command of the whole, and sending Gen. Dix to Fortress-Monroe, and Gen. Wool to Fort-McHenry. We also send Gen. Sigel to report to you for duty. . . . [1:1 P.M.] I suggest—(do not order) that he [Gen. Sigel] have command of such of the forces about Fort-Monroe, Norfolk, Newports-News, &c. as you may see fit to put into active service. . . . [5. P.M.] . . . If the enemy shall not have renewed the attack this afternoon, I think the hardest of your work is done. Shields' advance came in collision with part of the enemy yesterday evening six miles from Front-Royal . . . driving them back, . . . We have concluded to send Gen. Sigel to Harper's Ferry." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 1 June 1862, CW, 5:255; Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 1 June 1862, CW, 5:255; Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 1 June 1862, CW, 5:255-56.

In afternoon Joseph C. G. Kennedy, superintendent of census, calls at White House and walks through grounds with President. Kennedy to McClellan, 12 June 1862, George B. McClellan Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

At 6 P.M. President and Mrs. Lincoln stroll in White House grounds with Sen. Browning (Ill.). Later Browning accompanies Lincoln to War Dept. for news of fighting near Richmond. Browning, Diary.

In evening group of generals and senators meet with President in War Dept. to review late war news. Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lincoln sends Mrs. G. V. Fox bouquet of roses. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Monday, June 1, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President confers with Sec. Stanton about enforcement of Gen. Burnside's Order No. 38 against seditious newspapers in Indiana. Harper, Press, 261.

Consults Sen. Sumner (Mass.) again on proposal to raise Negro troops. Abraham Lincoln to Charles Sumner, 1 June 1863, CW, 6:242-44.

Informs George F. Kelly, agent for California settlers having complaints against action of District Court of California involving land claims, that courts must decide land titles. Abraham Lincoln to William T. Otto, 1 June 1863, CW, 6:242.

Receives from Sec. Welles list of applicants for appointment to Naval Academy. Welles, Diary.

Directs Col. William H. Ludlow, agent for exchange of prisoners at Fortress Monroe, Va., to ascertain why A. D. Richardson and Junius Browne, correspondents of New York "Tribune," are detained at Richmond, and to "get them off if you can." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Ludlow, 1 June 1863, CW, 6:241.

Wednesday, June 1, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President congratulates José M. Medina on election to presidency of Republic of Honduras. Abraham Lincoln to José M. Medina, 1 June 1864, CW, 7:373.

Confers with Sec. Welles on appointment of midshipmen and with Gen. Schenck (resigned) on selection of retired officers' board members. Welles, Diary.

Visits telegraph office, reads New York "Herald" report on Cleveland, Ohio, convention, asks for Bible and reads aloud from it. Bates, Telegraph Office, 194.

[Irwin deposits in Springfield Marine Bank $645, principal and interest on I. Lindsay note. Pratt, Personal Finances, 166.]