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Saturday, March 2, 1833.+-

New Salem, IL.

[John Calhoun's commission as surveyor of Sangamon County is dated March 2, 1833. He later appoints Lincoln deputy surveyor to work in northwestern part of county but date is not known. There is no record of survey by Lincoln prior to January 14, 1834.]

Thursday, March 2, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Lincoln votes with majority, 55 to 17, to pass act clarifying internal improvement act. Amended act regulates sale of bonds, and pledges credit of state to pay principal and interest. Lincoln votes with majority to pass bill distributing school fund.House Journal.

Saturday, March 2, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Dawson of Sangamon moves that House appropriate $2,000 each to Menard, Logan, and Dane counties. Motion fails, it being introduced only to call attention to Senate amendment granting $2,000 to Scott County. Lincoln and Dawson call for vote and amendment fails 51 to 13. [House adjourns sine die 4 March 1839.] House Journal.

State Representative Lincoln writes to Bond County resident William S. Wait, who apparently has concerns about the recently passed "Revenue law." Lincoln argues that the state needs the new property tax because "the wants of the Treasury were increasing with the increase of population." Lincoln maintains that the measure "does not increase the tax upon the 'many poor' but upon the 'wealthy few.'" He points out that while the tax may be unpopular with "the wealthy... they are not sufficiently numerous to carry the elections."Abraham Lincoln to William S. Wait, 2 March 1839, CW, 1:147-48.

Monday, March 2, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon Circuit Court opens for 14-day term. Lincoln represents Rhoda Hart, executrix in three cases against Penny & Co., Harrison & Co., and McIlvain & Co. All are continued. Kendall v. Hardin & Reagor is continued with summons to defendants. Bond in Tydings & Widney v. Hathaway & Fullenwider is filed, as is affidavit written by Lincoln in Ragsdell & Ashbury v. Spear that plaintiffs are unable to pay costs. Bevans v. James N. Brown et al. is dismissed by agreement at defendant's cost. Lincoln is appointed guardian, and files answer as guardian in Peter Poindexter v. Eliza Underwood et al.Record; Photocopy.

[Third issue of The Old Soldier is published. Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), Issue 3, 2 March 1840.]

Wednesday, March 2, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Logan & Lincoln file complainants' bill and give notice to defendants in Goldsmith v. Cowardin et al. Defendants are to appear at June term of Logan Circuit Court at Postville.Sangamo Journal, 4 March 1842]

Thursday, March 2, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln makes move toward Congress by suggesting to Richard S. Thomas that he become one of two Cass County delegates to Whig district convention. He concludes letter with news of Whig meeting held Wednesday evening.Abraham Lincoln to Richard S. Thomas, 2 March 1843, CW, 1:309.

In Supreme Court, on Lincoln's motion, plaintiffs are ruled to file abstracts by tomorrow in Pentecost & Pickering v. Maghee et al.Record.

Saturday, March 2, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Flag is raised over Whig cabin. At night a great assemblage of Whigs at cabin celebrates recent Whig victory in Maryland. Dr. McNeil, Lincoln, and E. D. Baker speak. Whig choir sings patriotic songs. Sangamo Journal, 7 March 1844.

Monday, March 2, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Sangamon County Whig convention meets. Nominations for county officers are made. Walter Davis, Z. A. Enos, J. M. Smith, J. A. Pickrell, E. Lewis, A. J. Vandegrift, B. F. Dickinson, and William Carson are appointed delegates to congressional convention and instructed to vote for Lincoln.Sangamo Journal, 5 March 1846.

Friday, March 2, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes against Senate amendment to civil and diplomatic appropriations bill to provide for extension of U.S. laws and Constitution to new territories west of Rio Grande. Amendment is rejected, 100-114, on sectional vote. Globe.

This is so-called Walker Amendment to provide temporary government for New Mexico and California.

Wednesday, March 2, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and his wife convey north half of lot 12 and all of lot 13 in block 7 of Iles' addition to Springfield to Alexander Graham for $375. Lincoln bought both lots June 2, 1838, for $300. On March 30, 1850 he sold 20 feet of lot 12 for $125. (Lot 12 is 4th 40 feet on west side of 8th Street north of Jackson. Lot 13 is 4th 40 feet on west side of 8th south of Capitol.) Deed Record KK, 356-57.

Thursday, March 2, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes plea for Patrick Sullivan, plaintiff, in Sullivan v. People, in Supreme Court from Macon County. Oglesby acts with Lincoln. Photocopy.

Friday, March 2, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln and Nathaniel Hay settle long-standing account. Hay takes up note for $200 which he borrowed from Lincoln in April 1849, replacing it with new note for same amount. He gives Lincoln due-bill for $16.80, amount of unpaid interest on note. Notes Drawn for Nathaniel Hay, 2 March 1855, CW, 2:307.

Monday, March 2, 1857.+-

Chicago, IL.

[Spring term of DeWitt Circuit Court convenes. Herndon writes Trumbull: "Mr. Lincoln has gone to Chicago—was a little unwell when he left but suppose him well ere this." Lyman Trumbull Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.]

Wednesday, March 2, 1859.+-

Chicago, IL.

"At last I am here to give some attention to the suit of Haines and Haines vs. Talcott and others," Lincoln writes P. H. Watson, opposing counsel in case. He suggests an arrangement by which litigation may be shortened, and asks Watson to write to him at Springfield. "Make any suggestions of your own with the same frankness as I have done." Abraham Lincoln to Peter H. Watson, 2 March 1859, CW, 3:370-71.

Friday, March 2, 1860.+-

Manchester, NH and Dover, NH.

Lincoln returns to Exeter and goes on to Dover, where he is escorted to home of George Mathewson. After evening speech he visits New Hampshire House, where he stays until after midnight, and returns to Mathewson's. Elwin L. Page, Abraham Lincoln in New Hampshire (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1929), 68-69, 75-77, 90; Speech at Dover, New Hampshire, 2 March 1860, CW, 3:552-54.

Saturday, March 2, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln withholds admittance of uninvited visitors. Goes for drive in carriage presented by New York friends. Receives two delegations from Virginia. William E. Baringer, A House Dividing: Lincoln as President Elect (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1945), 321; Washington National Republican, 4 March 1861.

Deputation headed by Simeon Draper, New York merchant and friend of Sen. Seward (N.Y.), protests appointment of Senator-elect Chase (Ohio) to cabinet. Lincoln proposes alternate slate without Seward's name. Delegation retires nonplussed. Allan Nevins, The Emergence of Lincoln, 2 vols. (New York: Scribner, 1950), 2:455.

Seward writes Lincoln asking leave to withdraw from cabinet appointment. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 3 March 1861, CW, 4:273.

Lincoln promises Vice President-elect Hamlin to appoint two of his friends—Hamlin's first such request. Hamlin to Welles, 30 March 1861, Gideon Welles Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Dines with General Winfield Scott in evening. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 4 March 1861, 3:1.

[Irwin withdraws $4 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]

Monday, March 2, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln forwards to Congress acceptance by New Mexico Territory of land grants for colleges. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 2 March 1863, CW , 6:123-24.

"Last levee of the season of President Lincoln and his lady took place at the Presidential Mansion last evening, and was the best attended and most brilliant one of the many given this winter." Washington Chronicle, 3 March 1863; N.Y. Herald, 3 March 1863.

Wednesday, March 2, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln sends autograph to New England Kitchen, connected with Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, as means of raising funds. Abraham Lincoln to the New England Kitchen, 2 March 1864, CW, 7:220.

Interviews Messrs. Chase and Earl of Toledo, Ohio, about appointment of postmaster. Sherman to Lincoln, 2 March 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Congressman Abel C. Wilder (Kansas) confers with President regarding Kansas affairs. Seward to Lincoln, 2 March 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln, while sitting for F. B. Carpenter, recites soliloquy of King in Hamlet from memory. Carpenter, Six Months, 49.

With family visits Grover's Theatre for Edwin Booth's appearance in Shakespeare's Hamlet. Washington Chronicle, 3 March 1864.

Thursday, March 2, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President requests Provost Marshal General to exempt William H. Crook and Alexander Smith, White House guards, from draft. Abraham Lincoln to James B. Fry, 2 March 1865, CW, 8:328.

Telegraphs Gen. Grant: "You have not sent contents of Richmond papers for Tuesday or Wednesday. Did you not receive them? If not, does it indicate anything?" [Lincoln apparently was anxious about Gen. Sherman. Grant replied same day: "There is every indication that Genl Sherman is perfectly safe. I am looking every day for direct news from him."] Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 2 March 1865, CW, 8:329.