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Sunday, June 10, 1832.+-

Galena, IL.

When company arrives in Galena, they find townspeople demoralized. They report later to Col. Taylor that citizens are so terrified they would take no measures to prevent Indians recrossing Mississippi "were they to pass in sight of their doors."Taylor to Atkinson, 13 June 1832, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL; Elijah Iles, Sketches of Early Life and Times in Kentucky, Missouri, and Illinois (Springfield, IL: Springfield Printing Co., 1883), 49-50; Strode to Atkinson, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Monday, June 10, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

[First session of Dane Circuit Court scheduled for this date is not held.]

Wednesday, June 10, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

On motion of Giles Spring, attorney for plaintiff in error in Scammon v. Cline, defendant is ruled to join in error. Lincoln appears for defendant in error, considered Lincoln's first appearance in Supreme Court; apparently, however, he was attorney in Thomas v. Broadwell et al. June 6, 1840.Record.

Thursday, June 10, 1841.+-

Taylorville, IL.

[Logan County Circuit Court convenes at Postville.]

Saturday, June 10, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Whig convention continues. Lincoln speaks "in his usual forcible manner" and concludes by offering four resolutions, which are adopted. One resolution calls for state Whig convention, to be held in Springfield in Dec. to choose Whig electoral ticket for 1844. Other important resolution challenges Democrats to nightly debate in state house.Sangamo Journal, 15 June 1843.

Monday, June 10, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

In U.S. Circuit Court, Sturtevant v. City of Alton, case involving power of corporation, is tried during June term which began June 3, 1844. William L. Lincoln, Alton attorney, represents plaintiff and Logan, Lincoln, and Bailey defendant. Lincoln and associates lose case when Judge John M. McLean, "in a learned and perspicuous and pointed opinion," finds for plaintiff and orders Alton to pay amounts due on bonds with interest.3 McLean 393; Springfield Times, in Peoria Democratic Press, 19 June 1844.

Lincoln pays $2.56 cash on his account at Obed Lewis' carriage shop.Obed Lewis Account Books.

Tuesday, June 10, 1845.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Trespass case, Moon v. Preston, is tried by jury, which finds defendant guilty and assesses damages at $5. Judgment of Justice of Peace Court is affirmed in Stockwell & Co. v. Page. In Short v. Caldwell, injunction suit, defendant is ruled to show cause why attachment should not be issued. Lincoln appears for defendant in the first two cases and for plaintiff in latter. Lincoln, for defendants, wins People v. Klein and Hosey, indicted for adultery and fornication, when prosecution drops case.Record; Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, June 10, 1846.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Court orders that plaintiff recover $7.50 and costs in Ritter et al. v. Waggoner et al.Waggoner v. Lukins is continued on motion of complainant with leave given both parties to take depositions. Lincoln appears for appellant in first case and with Baker and Matheny for complainant in last.Record.

Saturday, June 10, 1848.+-

Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE.

In Wilmington, Delaware, in the evening, Lincoln delivers a speech criticizing the policies of President James K. Polk. A newspaper reports, "[Lincoln] referred to the history of . . . Polk's administration—the abuse of power which characterized it—the high-handed and despotic exercise of the veto power, and the utter disregard of the will of the people." Additionally, Lincoln submits that Polk initiated the war with Mexico in order "to catch votes."Speech at Wilmington, Delaware, 10 June 1848, CW, 1:475-76.

Sunday, June 10, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL and En route to Washington, DC.

"On Sunday evening last," observes Register (June 14, 1849), "Lincoln and Butterfield 'went off handsomely,' the former having a slight advantage in the start, though Lincoln had the 'inside track,' (in the opinion of his friends;) it being a 'steeple chase,' . . . the goal being the federal capital. . . . Bets run high, though the backers of Lincoln give slight odds."

Thursday, June 10, 1852.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes joinder in plea in Trustees of Township 16N, Range 1E v. Prather and mails it to Decatur. Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, June 10, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

James M. Higgins, Medical Superintendent of State Hospital for the Insane at Jacksonville, was removed by Board of Trustees June 6, 1853. His attorney, D. A. Smith, sends him to confer with Lincoln and Logan. Lincoln sends him back with letter to Smith stating that he and Logan think that Higgins' removal invalid. Abraham Lincoln to David A. Smith, 10 June 1853, CW, 2:197-98.

Saturday, June 10, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes amended bill in VanBergen v. Singleton, signing "Logan, Lincoln & Herndon for complainant." Photocopy.

Tuesday, June 10, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Court convenes, and Lincoln & Herndon appear in many cases. Record.

In the evening, at Springfield's courthouse, Lincoln delivers a speech concerning slavery and states entering the Union. A Democratic paper noted, "The gist of his remarks were intended to show that the democratic party favors the extension of slavery, [and] that black republicanism aims to prevent it . . . He convinced nobody of his own sincerity, [nor] of the justness of his cause." The Republican paper editorialized, "Lincoln . . . pronounced the most logical and finished argument against the evils to be apprehended from the continued aggressions of the slave power, that it has ever been our good fortune to listen to." Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield), 12 June 1856, 2:1-2; Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 11 June 1856, 2:2; Speech at Springfield, Illinois, 10 June 1856, CW, 2:344-45.

Wednesday, June 10, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan and Lincoln, representing defendant, file affidavit in Gale v. Morgan County Bank in U.S. Court. Plaintiff has brought suit to recover $10,000 from defendant. Record.

Lincoln writes and files declaration in Gilbert v. Read et al. Plaintiff asks damages of $3,000 because he had been suspended from Shurtleff College. IHi—Original.

Thursday, June 10, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln answers Wilkinson: "I know of no effort to unite the Reps. & Buc. men, and believe there is none. Of course the Republicans do not try to keep the common enemy from dividing; but, so far as I know, or believe, they will not unite with either branch of the division." Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Wilkinson, 10 June 1858, CW, 2:458.

United States v. Louis Reinbach, indictment for stealing from mails, McClernand, Lincoln & Herndon for defense, is tried by jury, but arguments are not concluded. Record.

Friday, June 10, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon have three cases in U.S. Circuit Court. In Clark v. Jones, in which their client defaulted when case was called June 7, 1859, they enter motion to set aside judgment. In Ryland & Hatch v. Linder & Tremble, in which, as defendant's attorneys, they were ruled to plead by this day, rule is extended to June 13, 1859. In Butler, Cecil, & Rawson v. H. Bell & Co. Lincoln files plea of actio non. Record; Files.

Robert buys six dozen eggs at Smith's. Pratt, Personal Finances, 157.

Monday, June 10, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes Secretary of War: "Please let Col. Montgomery C. Meigs be appointed Quarter-Master-General." Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 10 June 1861, CW, 4:398.

Prepares order for issue of bonds for use of Delaware Indians. Order for Issue of Bonds for Use of Delaware Indians, 10 June 1861, CW, 4:400-2.

Appoints resident ministers: former Cong. Edward J. Morris (Pa.) to Constantinople, Henry T. Blow of Missouri to Venezuela, Charles N. Riotte of Texas to Costa Rica. N.Y. Tribune, 11 June 1861.

At 5 P.M. the President and General Winfield Scott review 2d Michigan Regiment at the White House. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 11 June 1861, 3:2.

In evening group of army chaplains is entertained by President and Mrs. Lincoln. Baltimore Sun, 12 June 1861.

[Irwin withdraws $31.65 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]

President deposits May salary check for $2,083.34 in Riggs Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

Witnesses experiments with gun made by Orison Blunt and writes Comdr. Dahlgren: "I really think it worthy the attention of the government." Endorsement: John A. Dahlgren to Lincoln, 10 June 1861, CW, 4:399.

[For $2.50, Joseph Gawler, cabinet maker, mounts 4 maps in the President's house. DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 141-665.]

Tuesday, June 10, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President transmits to Congress treaty with England for suppression of African slave trade. [See April 7, 1862.] Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 10 June 1862, CW, 5:265.

Mrs. Lincoln sends strawberries and flowers to Mrs. G. V. Fox. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Wednesday, June 10, 1863.+-

Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA.

President forgets 12 M. appointment with Mr. Molina arranged by Secretary of State William H. Seward [probably Luis Molina, minister from Nicaragua]. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 10 June 1863, CW, 6:258.

Accompanied by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, General Samuel P. Heintzelman, General John P. Slough, and staff, visits Alexandria, Va. Terrible explosion of a magazine there at Fort Lyon yesterday killed 22 soldiers and wounded 17 more. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 11 June 1863, 2d ed., 2:4; 3:2.

Replies to dispatch of Gen. Hooker: "If left to me, I would not go South of the Rappahannock, upon Lee's moving North of it. . . . I think Lee's Army, and not Richmond, is your true objective point." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 10 June 1863, CW, 6:257-58.

Friday, June 10, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President hands John Hay note for Gen. Rosecrans at St. Louis, before Hay is out of bed. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Issues order: "Major John Hay, Assistant Adjutant General, will repair at once to St. Louis Missouri, and having executed my verbal instructions will return to his station here." Order to John Hay, 10 June 1864, CW, 7:386.

Interviews O. H. Browning at night relative to appointing Mrs. Abraham Jonas postmaster of Quincy, Ill. [See June 2, 1864.] Browning, Diary.

Sends Prof. Henry results of efforts to get pardon for Pvt. McCarthy. Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Henry, 10 June 1864, CW, 7:385.

Acknowledges receipt of Triennial Congregational Convention resolutions regarding day of national prayer, and atrocities committed on colored troops. Abraham Lincoln to Julian M. Sturtevant, 10 June 1864, CW, 7:388.