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Friday, June 8, 1832.+-

En route to Galena, IL.

Capt. Iles is ordered to Galena. He is to examine country for Indians and collect information. At sundown company meets Col. Henry Dodge of Michigan Territory (now Wisconsin) with about 100 mounted men who are en route to Atkinson's headquarters. Camp is made 20 miles from Dixon's Ferry.Elijah Iles, Sketches of Early Life and Times in Kentucky, Missouri, and Illinois (Springfield, IL: Springfield Printing Co., 1883), 46-48; Stevens, Black Hawk War, 286; Taylor to Atkinson, 9 June 1832, Black Hawk War Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Monday, June 8, 1840.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Menard Circuit Court opens two-day term. In Sears et al. v. Siemers et al., land title petition, Lincoln for complainant moves that David H. Rutledge (brother of Ann Rutledge) be appointed guardian ad litem for Melvina and Levi Summers. In Northern v. May, appeal, Lincoln, defendant's attorney, wins jury verdict.Record.

Tuesday, June 8, 1841.+-

Taylorville, IL.

On motion of Lincoln, solicitor for complainant, Baker v. Addington et al. is continued with leave to commissioner to execute decree of last term.Record.

He writes pleas and replication in Northcutt v. White, acting with May for defendant.Photocopy.

Thursday, June 8, 1843.+-

Petersburg, IL.

[Mason County Circuit Court convenes at Havana for two-day term.]

Monday, June 8, 1846.+-

Petersburg, IL.

Menard Circuit Court opens for five-day term. Defendants, by Lincoln their attorney, move to dismiss appeal in Judson v. Killion et al. This is appeal from order of County Commissioners' Court for relocating county road. Scott v. Busher is dismissed by written agreement, costs to be divided. Lincoln and Campbell appear for Busher.Record.

Thursday, June 8, 1848.+-

Philadelphia, PA.

Convention begins balloting on nominee for President. On first ballot Taylor leads with 111 votes, followed by Clay with 97, Scott with 43, Webster 22, Clayton 4, and McLean 2. On second ballot Taylor has 118, Clay 86, and Scott 49.N.Y. Tribune, 17 June 1848.

Friday, June 8, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Nathaniel Pope, U.S. judge, asking him to state in letter, "what you did say to me last spring . . . in relation to my becoming an applicant for that office? Having at last concluded to be an applicant, I have thought it is perhaps due me, to be enabled to show the influences which brought me to the conclusion—among which influences the wishes and opinions you expressed were not the least." Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel Pope, 8 June 1849, CW, 2:53-54.

[Judge Pope did not respond as Lincoln hoped. He told Secretary Ewing (Interior) that either Lincoln or Butterfield would be acceptable. Beveridge, Abraham Lincoln, 1:490n.]

Saturday, June 8, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Western Whig of Bloomington observes: "We see that the last Pekin Mirror is out in favor of A. Lincoln of Springfield, as the Whig candidate for Congress in the Congressional District.—We certainly could have no particular objection to the above nomination. Abe has beaten locofocoism heretofore, & can most assuredly do so again."]

Tuesday, June 8, 1852.+-

Taylorville, IL.

In the Christian County Circuit Court, Lincoln serves as the guardian ad litem for defendant James M. Turpin, a minor, in the chancery case of Nichols and Nichols v. Turpin. Plaintiffs Mary E. Nichols and Walter E. Nichols are asking the court to divide a tract of land co-owned by Mary Nichols and Turpin. The plaintiffs request "that said Land be divided between said Mary E. Nicholas and said James M. Turpin according to their respective interests." Lincoln, as Turpin's guardian ad litem, agrees to the partition upon proof of Mary E. Nichols's "evidence of title." The court, after being "sufficiently advised declares that said Mary E. Nicholas" is indeed part-owner of the property in question. The court also accepts the report of a commission appointed to partition the land between the parties.Decree, 8 June 1852, Nichols and Nichols v. Turpin, General Record 1, 413-14; Decree, 8 June 1852, Nichols and Nichols v. Turpin, General Record 1, 418-19, both in Christian County Circuit Court, Christian County Courthouse, Taylorville, IL.

Monday, June 8, 1857.+-

Springfield, IL.

Ejectment suit, Tallman v. Harvey, occupies U.S. Circuit Court for most of day. Clark and Lincoln represent plaintiff, while Ives and Thompson and McClernand and E. B. Herndon appear for defendant. After hearing evidence and arguments, court takes the case under advisement (see June 7, 1858). Record; Files.

Tuesday, June 8, 1858.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the U. S. Circuit Court, Lincoln & Herndon file a plea, a notice, an affidavit for continuance, and a praecipe for defendant John E. Madux in the case of VanBrunt & Watrons v. Madux. The firm of VanBrunt & Watrons contracted with Madux to purchase 1,000 hogs. The plaintiffs, who are suing Madux for $5,000 in damages, claim that Madux failed to deliver the hogs. Plea, Notice, filed 8 June 1858, VanBrunt & Watrons v. Madux, Record Group 21, case file 404; Affidavit for Continuance, filed 8 June 1858, VanBrunt & Watrons v. Madux, Record Group 21, case file 404; Praecipe, 8 June 1858, VanBrunt & Watrons v. Madux, Record Group 21, case file 404; Clerk's Docket, 21 May 1858, VanBrunt & Watrons v. Madux, Record Group 21, [Clerk's] General Docket, Vol. 1, fol. 81, all in U. S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Illinois, National Archives and Records Administration, Great Lakes Region, Chicago, IL.

Friday, June 8, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln has two cases in U.S. Circuit Court. In S. C. Davis & Co. v. Hillabrant, garnishee proceeding, Malhoitt is ordered to plead tomorrow. In Williams v. Connelly et al. leave to amend bill of complaint is given complainant's solicitors. Lincoln & Herndon represent plaintiffs in both cases. Record.

Lincoln endorses pardon petition to Gov. Wood on behalf of Emanuel Fowler, convicted of assault in Shelby County June 6, 1860. He thanks his Tremont colleague, John A. Jones, for his felicitations. Endorsement: Recommendation for Pardon of Emanuel Fowler, 8 June 1860, CW, 4:73; Abraham Lincoln to John A. Jones, 8 June 1860, CW, 4:73.

Saturday, June 8, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews former Cong. Emerson Etheridge (Tenn.) who will direct distribution of arms sent to Cairo, Ill. Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 8 June 1861, CW, 4:395-96.

Approves U.S. Sanitary Commission authorized by secretary of war, consisting of Rev. Dr. Henry W. Bellows, Unitarian pastor, president, Profs. Alexander D. Bache, Wolcott Gibbs, Jeffries Wyman, Drs. William H. Van Buren, Samuel G. Howe, Robert C. Wood, Col. George W. Cullum, and Maj. Alexander E. Shiras. Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, 11 vols. & 1 supplemental vol. (New York: Van Nostrand, 1861-68), 1:Diary.

President and party review Garibaldi Guard at Camp Grinnell, DC, on eastern branch of Potomac. N.Y. Tribune, 9 June 1861.

Sunday, June 8, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President examines cases of soldiers imprisoned by courts-martial in District of Columbia penitentiary. N.Y. Tribune, 9 June 1862.

Monday, June 8, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President instructs Sec. Welles to decide question of weekly performances of Marine band at White House. Welles, Diary.

Sec. Chase reads to Lincoln letter from Benjamin H. Brewster, prominent Philadelphia lawyer, on Pennsylvania political situation. Chase to Brewster, 9 June 1863, Simon Cameron Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President accompanies Mrs. Lincoln and Tad to 3 P.M. train for Philadelphia. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 9 June 1863, 2d ed., 2:1.

President Lincoln writes to Major General Samuel R. Curtis following Lincoln's removal of Curtis as commander of the Department of the Missouri. Curtis repeatedly clashed with Missouri Governor Hamilton R. Gamble. Lincoln writes, "It became almost a matter of personal self-defence to somehow break up the state of things in Missouri. I did not mean to cast any censure upon you, nor to indorse any of the charges made against you by others. With me the presumption is still in your favor that you are honest, capable, faithful, and patriotic." Abraham Lincoln to Samuel R. Curtis, 8 June 1863, CW, 6:253-54.

Sends two dispatches to Gen. Dix: "We have despatches from Vicksburg of the 3rd. Siege progressing. No general fighting recently. All well." And: "The substance of the news sent of fight at Port-Hudson on the 27th. we have had here three or four days. . . . We knew that Gen. Sherman was wounded. . . . We still have nothing of that Richmond newspaper story of [Gen. Edmund] Kirby Smith [(CSA)] crossing & of Banks losing an arm." Abraham Lincoln to John A. Dix, 8 June 1863, CW, 6:254; Abraham Lincoln to John A. Dix, 8 June 1863, CW, 6:254.

Wednesday, June 8, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

National Union Convention, meeting in Baltimore, nominates Lincoln for President. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 9 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:1.

Lincoln busy in morning at War Department, in constant telegraphic communication with Gen. Grant. Hurries to White House for quick lunch and returns to War Department. About 4:30 P.M. sees dispatch announcing nomination of Military Governor Andrew Johnson (Tennessee) for Vice President. Learns announcement of his own nomination received two hours ago. Lamon, Recollections, 112-13; LL, No. 217.

Interviews James G. McAdam of New York on behalf of James A. McCrea, accused of procuring whiskey for soldiers at Beaufort, S.C. Abraham Lincoln to James G. McAdam, 10 June 1864, CW, 7:385-86.

In evening, receives visit and congratulations from Mayor Richard Wallach (Washington). Evening Star (Washington, DC), 9 June 1864, 2d ed., 3:1.

Attends Grover's Theatre in evening alone to see Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera Fidelio. Leonard Grover, "Lincoln's Interest in the Theater," Century Magazine 77 (April 1909):947; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 8 June 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 1:4.

President Lincoln forwards to Congress a communication from the Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton regarding the Enrollment Act, which instituted a military draft. Stanton suggested that Congress "repeal" the Act's "three hundred dollar clause," which allowed draftees to pay $300, in lieu of serving in the military. Stanton explained, "ample experience has now shown that the pecuniary exemption from service frustrates the object of the enrolment law, by furnishing money instead of men." Lincoln informs Congress that he "concur[s] with Stanton's "recommendation." Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 8 June 1864, CW, 7:380; Edwin M. Stanton to Abraham Lincoln, 7 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.