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Thursday, March 31, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln participate in seven cases in the Sangamon County Circuit Court. They request and receive continuances in two cases in which they represent the plaintiffs: Hurt v. Carman, Ruckle & Company and A. Harper & Company v. J. Varian & Company. In the case of Allen v. Ash & Campbell, Logan & Lincoln obtain a judgment of $224.19 for plaintiff Robert Allen. Lincoln writes the court's final judgment. The court awards a judgment of $153.22, to plaintiff Eddin Lewis, whom Logan & Lincoln represent in Lewis v. Barrows. The court hears the defendant's motion to dismiss the garnishment proceedings in Trailor & Myer v. Saunders. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiffs Archibald Trailor and Friedrick Myer. Order, 31 March 1842, Hurt v. Carman, Ruckle & Company, Record G, 321; Order, 31 March 1842, A. Harper & Company v. J. Varian & Company, Record G, 322, both in Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield; Judgment, filed 31 March 1842, Allen v. Ash & Campbell, Alfred Whital Stern Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Judgment, 31 March 1842, Lewis v. Barrows, Record G, 322-23; Order, 31 March 1842, Trailor & Myer v. Saunders, Record G, 327, both in Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield.

Friday, March 31, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Williams v. Reeves, only case called for Logan & Lincoln, is continued.Record.

Monday, March 31, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

In Beidler v. Woodruff, plaintiff asks to have judgment entered at last term corrected. Complainant's petition in Rhea v. heirs of James Rhea is granted and defendants are ordered to convey property to complainant. Logan & Lincoln appear for defendant in first and complainant in latter case. Lincoln & Herndon appear for complainant in William S. Hamilton v. John White et al. Case dismissed by complainant.Record.

Lincoln buys two clotheslines (38¢) and 12¢ worth of nails.Irwin Ledger and Journal.

Tuesday, March 31, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Lincoln makes trip to Jacksonville between close of Sangamon court March 30, 1846, and opening of Tazewell court April 9, 1846.Abraham Lincoln to James Berdan, 26 April 1846, CW, 1:380.]

Friday, March 31, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln attends House, which devotes day to private calendar.Journal.

Saturday, March 31, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

"Honorable A. Lincoln arrived in this city on Saturday evening." Illinois Journal, 2 April 1849.

Thursday, March 31, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Herndon appear in four cases in Circuit Court. Defendants in Gambrel v. Gambrel et al., partition suit, default and lands in question are ordered divided. Lincoln & Herndon represent complainant. Pleas are filed in other cases. Record.

Friday, March 31, 1854.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Kentucky attorney George B. Kinkead, who represented Lincoln in the Fayette County, Kentucky, Circuit Court case of Oldham & Hemingway v. Lincoln et al.. Kinkead reported that the plaintiffs "dismissed their suit." Edward Oldham and Thomas Hemingway, both of Lexington, Kentucky, also sued Kinkead and Ninian W. Edwards, Lincoln's brother-in-law. Oldham and Hemingway hired Lincoln and Edwards to collect some debts for their company, and claimed that the defendants failed to pay them $472.54. Lincoln writes, "I expect and desire you to be paid a separate fee for your attention to that suit; and to authorize you to retain what you shall deem reasonable on that account, out of any money of mine which is, or may come into your hands." Petition, Affidavit, 11 May 1853, Oldham & Hemingway v. Lincoln et al.; Separate Answer of Abraham Lincoln, 27 May 1853, Oldham & Hemingway v. Lincoln et al., both in Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives, Frankfort, KY; Abraham Lincoln to George B. Kinkead, 31 March 1854, CW, 2:216-17.

Saturday, March 31, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Last day of spring term. Two related cases, Irwin v. Lindley & Baker, and Williams v. Lindley & Baker, in both of which Lincoln & Herndon represent defendants, occasion hard-fought legal battle. When issue is finally joined, court awards plaintiffs damages of $1,013.32 and $1,014.48. Lincoln & Herndon take appeal to Supreme Court. Record.

Lincoln buys $1.50 pair of boys' boots, and Mrs. Lincoln buys $4.00 "French Collar" and $1.56 worth of lace. Pratt, Personal Finances, 147.

Monday, March 31, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Logan Circuit Court convenes at Lincoln.]

Tuesday, March 31, 1857.+-

Bloomington, IL.

Lincoln opens case of Isaac Wyant, charged with murder, for state, and defendant's attorneys outline their defense. That Wyant killed Anson Rusk is not contested, defense resting its case on alleged insanity of accused. Bloomington Pantagraph, 15 April 1857.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys drilling and muslin at John Williams' store. Pratt, Personal Finances, 148.]

Wednesday, March 31, 1858.+-

Metamora, IL.

Acting with Shope for plaintiff in Forney v. L. C. Blakslee & Co., Lincoln agrees to defendants' pleas. Photocopy.

Thursday, March 31, 1859.+-

Lincoln, IL.

Lincoln files bill and affidavit in Day v. Skinner & Turley which he drew March 22, 1859. He also writes and files order of court by which case is continued. Files.

He writes and files demurrer in Smith v. Bowman & Sewell, in which he and Parks are for plaintiff. Photocopy.

Saturday, March 31, 1860.+-

Chicago, IL.

Johnston v. Jones & Marsh runs on. Record.

Sunday, March 31, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President summons Capt. Meigs and instructs him to prepare, in conjunction with Col. Erasmus D. Keyes, military secretary to Gen. Scott, a project for relief of Fort Pickens, Fla. Frederick W. Seward, Seward at Washington, as Senator and Secretary of State, vols. 2-3 of Seward at Washington (New York: Derby & Miller, 1891), 2:539.

Meigs and Keyes report to President with plans for relief of Fort Pickens. Lincoln, after discussing plans, orders them to go to Scott with instructions that the President wishes this thing done without fail. Montgomery C. Meigs, "Documents: General M. C. Meigs on the Conduct of the Civil War," American Historical Review 26 (January 1921):300.

Monday, March 31, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln writes to Major General George B. McClellan regarding a recent military decision. Lincoln writes, "This morning I felt constrained to order [General Louis] Blenker's Division to [Major General John C.] Fremont; and I write this to assure you that I did so with great pain, understanding that you would wish it otherwise. If you could know the full pressure of the case, I am confident you would justify it—even beyond a mere acknowledgement that the Commander-in-chief, may order what he pleases." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 31 March 1862, CW, 5:175-76.

Transmits to Senate treaty of commerce and navigation with Ottoman Empire. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 31 March 1862, CW, 5:176.

Mrs. Lincoln has "a dozen Todds of the Edwards breed in the house" from Springfield. Dennett, Hay Diaries and Letters, 39.

Tuesday, March 31, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President permits restricted commercial intercourse with inhabitants of insurrectionary States. License of Commercial Intercourse, 31 March 1863, CW, 6:157.

Confers with Gen. Hooker on military subjects. Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 18 April 1863.

Accompanied by Secs. Seward, Chase, and Usher, and Postmaster Gen. Blair, attends Union meeting at Capitol. "The greatest popular demonstration ever known in Washington." Washington Chronicle, 1 April 1863.

Tad climbs on and off President's lap several times. "Father Abe looks so careworn that one could but pity him." Robert L. Kincaid, "Julia Susan Wheelock, the Florence Nightingale of Michigan during the War," Lincoln Herald 46 (October 1944):44.

Thursday, March 31, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Col. Thomas Worthington (resigned) and states in writing: "I did not think him fit for a Colonel." Memorandum Concerning Thomas Worthington, 31 March 1864, CW, 7:276.

Confers with Gen. Wallace on progress of bringing together Gov. Bradford (Md.) and Cong. Davis (Md.) on subject of emancipation. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 31 March 1864, CW, 7:276-77.

Writes Sec. Stanton that Wallace is getting along very satisfactorily. "I have told him to be fair, but to give the benefit of all doubts to the emancipationists." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 31 March 1864, CW, 7:276-77.

Asks Stanton for favor: "I sincerely wish that something satisfactory to Lt. Col. Scates—an old personal friend & most worthy gentleman—may be done for him." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 31 March 1864, CW, 7:277.

[About this date sends check for $50.00 to Dennis Hanks, second cousin and boyhood companion. Hanks to Lincoln, 5 April 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.]

Friday, March 31, 1865.+-

City Point, VA.

Lincoln is depressed. Knows Gen. Grant expects to make general attack on Petersburg, Va. with great loss of life. William H. Crook, "Lincoln's Last Day: New Facts Now Told for the First Time. Compiled and written down by Margarita S. Gerry," Harper's Monthly Magazine 115 (September 1907):519.

Lincoln informs Sec. Stanton : "At 12:30 p.m. to-day Gen. Grant telegraphed me as follows: There has been much hard fighting this morning. The enemy drove our left from near Dabney's house back well toward the Boydton plank road. . . . Later he telegraphed again as follows: Our troops, after being driven back on the Boydton plank road, turned and drove the enemy in turn and took the White Oak road, . . . There have been four flags captured to-day. . . . I infer that he moved his headquarters about one mile since he sent the first of the two dispatches." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 31 March 1865, CW, 8:378-79.

President is urged by Stanton to remain few days more at front. "A pause by the army now would do harm; if you are on the ground there will be no pause." Official Records—Armies 1, XLVI, pt. 3, 332.