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Sunday, April 22, 1832.+-

Beardstown, IL.

Lincoln's company goes into camp at Beardstown. In wrestling match with Lorenzo Dow Thompson, Lincoln is thrown in two straight falls. Match is to settle whether Lincoln's company or Capt. William Moore's company shall have camp ground. IHiā€”Trans., 1904, 433-34.

Gov. Reynolds writes to Gen. Henry Atkinson at Fort Armstrong that he expects to have "about 1,500 mounted men on the 25th or 26th inst." Spring of 1832 has been wet and little farm work has been done. Farmers who have volunteered expect to be home from campaign in few days to work fields. Horses are hard to get, and forage is scarce. Reynolds Letter Book, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Friday, April 22, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

[The Woodford County Circuit Court is in session today and tomorrow.]

Monday, April 22, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln, representing plaintiffs in James Fassett & Co. v. Blackwell, file summons against defendant in U.S. District Court. They ask $5,000 damages for their clients. Lincoln signs for Logan & Lincoln in judgment docket, indicating that judgment of $341 in Lane and Webb v. Edwards is paid in full. ["Lincoln and Calhoun have returned from Tazewell. Our people are in the best spirits there. So far as we learnt, Lincoln never left Calhoun on any one occasion, that he did not make him hang down his under lip."Record. S. Francis to J. J. Hardin, John J. Hardin Papers, Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL.]

Monday, April 22, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln returns home. Abraham Lincoln to Thomas J. Turner, 26 April 1850, CW, 8:415.

Thursday, April 22, 1852.+-

Bloomington, IL.

In the McLean County Circuit Court, Lincoln represents plaintiff David L. Thompson, who seeks $3,000 in damages from William W. Patton in the slander suit, Thompson v. Patton. Thompson charges that Patton publicly declared that Thompson had committed bestiality. The previous day, after the jury was unable to agree on a verdict in a related but separate case, Thompson v. Henline, the parties in that case reached an agreement, and the court dismissed the case. Thompson and Patton agree to dismiss their case as well. Lincoln defends David M. Pantier in the case of Flagg & Ewing v. Pantier. Pantier knew Lincoln when he lived in New Salem, Illinois, and Pantier served in Lincoln's company during the Black Hawk War. Flagg & Ewing are suing Pantier for his failure to pay for a reaper he had purchased from them. Lincoln files a plea for Pantier and asks Judge David Davis to give the litigants until the next term to work out an amicable agreement. Judge Davis continues the case until the following term. Plea, Replication, October 1851, Thompson v. Patton, Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Judgment, 21 April 1852, Thompson v. Henline, Common Law Record 4, 265; Judgment, 22 April 1852, Thompson v. Patton, Common Law Record 4, 276, both in McLean County Circuit Court, McLean County Courthouse, Bloomington, IL; Benjamin P. Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1934; reprint, Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1947), 54; Plea, 22 April 1852, Flagg & Ewing v. Pantier, Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Order, 22 April 1852, Flagg & Ewing v. Pantier, Common Law Record 4, 276, McLean County Circuit Court, McLean County Courthouse, Bloomington, IL.

Friday, April 22, 1853.+-

Paris, IL.

In Henderson v. Reed, assumpsit suit, jury is waived and case is submitted to court, which takes it under advisement. Lincoln & Benedict are attorneys for plaintiff. Court later awards their client $100 damages and costs. Record.

Saturday, April 22, 1854.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln and Scott represent four defendants in case involving forfeited recognizance. On behalf of one of defendants they move to quash writ of scire facias, whereupon attorney for People dismisses writ. For another defendant they plead that no such record as writ specifies exists. Court examines record, finds for People, and orders execution for $500 against Lincoln's client. Record.

Tuesday, April 22, 1856.+-

Metamora, IL.

Lincoln wins two jury trials. In Finley et al. v. Robinson, appeal from judgment of justice of peace, Lincoln represents defendant. Moore v. Clark, appeal, Lincoln and Shope for plaintiff obtain verdict for $702. Third case is continued. In Davenport v. Davenport et al. Lincoln files defendants' answer and files deed of trust as exhibit. Lincoln, Purple, and Clark defend People v. Thompson, murder. Jury finds accused guilty and sentences him to eight years in pentitentiary. Record; Photocopy.

Wednesday, April 22, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln returns to Springfield, arriving during evening. Illinois State Journal, 24 April 1857.

Thursday, April 22, 1858.+-

Urbana, IL.

On this and two following days Lincoln takes Judge Davis's place on bench at Champaign Circuit Court. He makes notes in judge's docket on 76 chancery and 62 common law cases. Record; Photocopy.

Sunday, April 22, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln makes $150 loan, at 10 per cent interest, to J. K. and Thomas Lewis of Springfield. Receipt for Notes Left with Robert Irwin for Collection, [9? February 1861], CW, 4:188-89.

Monday, April 22, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Around 11 a.m., approximately "twenty . . . highly respectable citizens of Baltimore" arrive at the White House to meet with President Lincoln. The group requests that Lincoln "not . . . bring troops through Maryland at this time." Lincoln responds that his goal is to "secure this Capitol to the Government, and protect the lives of its citizens." A newspaper reports, "While it is evident that it is the earnest desire of the President to prevent bloodshed in Maryland, he is doubtless unflinchingly determined that, forcibly, if necessary, the communication of this city with the progressing bodies of troops coming to its relief shall be kept open." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 22 April 1861, 3:6; National Republican (Washington, DC), 23 April 1861, 2:2; Reply to Baltimore Committee, 22 April 1861, CW, 4:341-42.

Lincoln surprised at resignation of Col. Magruder who three days ago expressed loyalty. Nicolay, Lincoln's Secretary, 95.

Cassius M. Clay, wearing three pistols and "Arkansas toothpick" (Bowie knife), calls on Lincoln. Sec. Chase complains to President about everybody issuing orders. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Lincoln instructs Sec. Seward to inform Gov. Hicks (Md.) that domestic matters will not be referred to foreign arbitrament. Henry J. Raymond, The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln . . . Together with his State Papers, including his Speeches, Addresses, Messages, Letters, and Proclamations and the Closing Scenes Connected with his Life and Death (New York: Derby & Miller, 1865), 175; Abraham Lincoln to Thomas H. Hicks and George W. Brown, 20 April 1861, CW, 4:341.

Cabinet meeting 3 P.M. Nicolay to Welles, 22 April 1861, Gideon Welles Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Former Cong. Henry W. Davis (Md.) interviews President and members of cabinet on problems of peace. Baltimore Sun, 24 April 1861.

Henry Villard, speaking for James Gordon Bennett, founder of New York "Herald," informs President and Chase that Bennett will back administration unconditionally and offers son's yacht as gift to government revenue service. Henry Villard, Memoirs of Henry Villard, 2 vols. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1904), 1:162.

Deputation of 16 Virginians and 8 Marylanders visits Executive Mansion and demands cessation of hostilities until Congress convenes. N.Y. Times, 27 April 1861.

President confers with Gen. Scott in driveway of Executive Mansion to save his gouty visitor pain of climbing stairs. Margaret Leech, Reveille in Washington 1860-1865 (New York: Harper, 1941), 62.

Tuesday, April 22, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln withdraws nomination of J. G. Berret for commissioner to adjudicate claims of slaveowners in District of Columbia and submits name of former Postmaster Gen. Horatio King. N.Y. Tribune, 22 April 1862; Philadelphia News, 25 April 1862; Abraham Lincoln to James G. Berret, 22 April 1862, CW, 5:195-96.

Wednesday, April 22, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Edward Stanly, former military governor of North Carolina, interviews President on behalf of Gen. Foster. Memorandum Concerning John G. Foster, 22 April 1863, CW, 6:184.

[Irwin withdraws $2,000 from Springfield Marine Bank, loan to himself. Pratt, Personal Finances, 177.]

Lincoln writes to fellow Republican, Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts, on behalf of Mary Lincoln. Lincoln explains, "Mrs. L. is embarrassed a little. She would be pleased to have your company again this evening, at the Opera, but she fears she may be taxing you. I have undertaken to clear up the little difficulty. If, for any reason, it will tax you, decline, without any hesitation; but if it will not, consider yourself already invited, and drop me a note." Abraham Lincoln to Charles Sumner, 22 April 1863, CW, 6:185.

Answers inquiry of Gen. Rosecrans at Murfreesboro, Tenn.: "I really can not say that I have heard any complaints of you." Abraham Lincoln to William S. Rosecrans, 22 [23] April 1863, CW, 6:186.

Friday, April 22, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. Secs. Seward, Chase, and Stanton absent. Welles, Diary.

President approves bill placing inscription, "In God We Trust," on coins. First used on 2-cent piece. Stat. L., XII, 54.