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Monday, August 1, 1831.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln casts his first vote and gains reputation as storyteller. Voting place of Clary's Grove precinct, which included New Salem, is at John Camron's house. He votes for James Turney for Congress, who is opposed by Edward Coles, Joseph Duncan, Alexander P. Field, and Sidney Breese. He votes for Bowling Green and Edmund Greer for justices of peace, and for John [Jack] Armstrong and Henry Sinco for constables. Election Returns for Clary's Grove Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois, 1 August 1831, 4, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

Monday, August 1, 1836.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln receives highest vote of 17 legislative candidates. In New Salem he gets 107 votes, 23 more than any other candidate. He leads in Athens and is third in Springfield, receiving 783 votes to 798 for Edwards and 811 for W. F. Elkin. Lincoln votes for Whigs, including John T. Stuart, who is defeated for Congress by William L. May. Election Returns.

Saturday, August 1, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Defendant in Spear et al. v. Newton & Newton files his reasons and enters motion to dismiss complainant's supplemental bill. Court overrules, to which opinion defendant excepts, and bill of exceptions is made part of record. Logan, Lincoln, and Stuart are for complainant.Record.

Monday, August 1, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln votes for Joseph Duncan for governor, S. T. Logan, J. N. Brown, W. Hickman, and W. Caldwell for representatives, W. F. Elkin for sheriff, and Jechoniah Langston for coroner.Election Returns.

Tuesday, August 1, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Abraham and Mary Lincoln's first child, Robert Todd Lincoln, is born in Springfield, Illinois. Family Record in Abraham Lincoln's Bible, 4 November 1842 - 4 April 1853, CW, 1:304.

Friday, August 1, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the Sangamon County Circuit Court, Lincoln files the affidavit of Jonathan Miller. Lincoln, William Herndon, and Stephen T. Logan are defending Miller and his wife Susan in the slander case of Beatty et ux. v. Miller et ux. The plaintiffs William Beatty and Martha Beatty are suing the Millers regarding some damaging remarks that Susan Miller allegedly made about Martha Beatty and a Dr. Sullivan. Order, 1 August 1845, Beatty et ux. v. Miller et ux., Record I & J, 39, Sangamon County Circuit Court, Illinois State Regional Archives Depository, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL; Pleas, filed 30 July 1845, Beatty et ux. v. Miller et ux., Lincoln Collection, John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI.

Lincoln loses Foster v. Hill when jury awards property to complainant.

Baker files demurrer in Yocum v. Newsom, slander case. Logan, Lincoln, and Herndon appear for plaintiff.Record.

Sunday, August 1, 1847-Friday, August 6, 1847.+-

Sunday, August 1, 1847-Friday, August 6, 1847.

Lincoln invites some of the delegates attending Illinois's state constitutional convention to his home. David Davis, a convention delegate from Bloomington, is one of approximately twenty guests. In a letter to his wife, Davis recalled the affair: "Mr. Lincoln invited about 20 gentlemen of the Convention to his house last week. No ladies present--not even Mrs. Lincoln...The Bill of fare the same as is usual in this town. Mrs. L. I am told accompanies her husband to Washington City next winter. She wishes to loom largely. You cant make a gentleman in his outward appearance, out of Lincoln to save your life." David Davis to Sarah W. Davis, 8 August 1847, David Davis Family Papers, folder B-2, IHi, Springfield, IL.

Tuesday, August 1, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Mason Brayman, for Lincoln's tenant, pays $22.50, quarterly rent, into Lincoln's bank account.Irwin Ledger.

Thursday, August 1, 1850.+-

Springfield, IL.

Whig county convention meets to select delegates to district convention at Pekin. Sangamon delegation is instructed for Richard Yates for congressman. Candidates for legislature, sheriff, and coroner are also chosen and resolutions approving compromise report of Congressional Committee of Thirteen are adopted. Lincoln probably attends. Illinois Journal, 2 August 1850.

He writes to Edwin W. Bakewell of Bloomington, enclosing bill for legal services. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin W. Bakewell, 1 August 1850, CW, 2:91.

Friday, August 1, 1851.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln receives from clerk of Sangamon Circuit Court writ appointing Edward C. West to take deposition of Isaac Gibson in New York for use in Alton & Sangamon cases against Barret and Klein. Photocopy.

Wednesday, August 1, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, representing Maria L. Bullock, buys land for Springfield real estate addition from Elijah Iles. Record.

He writes, for defendant, notice to take depositions in Tinney v. Ingwerson et al.Photocopy.

Friday, August 1, 1856.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln, Yates, Herndon, and Jayne sign note to John M. Palmer: "It is our judgment that whether you do or do not finally stand as a candidate for Congress, it is better for you to not to publicly decline for a while. It is a long time till the election; and what may turn up no one can tell." Abraham Lincoln et al. to John M. Palmer, 1 August 1856, CW, 2:357.

Saturday, August 1, 1857.+-

New York, NY.

[In Bloomington, McLean Circuit Court orders sheriff to execute judgment of $4,800 against Illinois Central in favor of Abraham Lincoln. Record.]

Monday, August 1, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln attends preliminary examination in case which has aroused wide interest, People v. Harrison. Harrison is accused of murder of Greek Crafton, Sangamon County ne'er-do-well. White, McClernand, and Broadwell appear for prosecution; Lincoln, Herndon, Logan, and Hay are for defense. Because of absence of two important witnesses, examination is adjourned. Illinois State Journal, 2 August 1859.

Thursday, August 1, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President addresses communication to Tycoon of Japan on subject of extending time for opening certain ports and cities in Japan. Abraham Lincoln to the Tycoon of Japan, 1 August 1861, CW, 4:468.

Sends to Senate "Postal Convention" between U.S. and United Mexican States. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 1 August 1861, CW, 4:467.

8 P.M. Sens. Trumbull (Ill.) and Browning (Ill.), and others consult with Lincoln about appointments. Browning, Diary.

In response to resolution of Senate, Lincoln prods Sec. Cameron for information concerning appointment of Sen. Lane (Kans.) as general in army of U.S. Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 1 August 1861, CW, 4:466-67.

[Harness account is charged .25¢ for "whip crack." Lutz Account Book.]

Friday, August 1, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meeting on current problems of government. Donald, Chase Diaries, 103.

Col. Henry C. Deming of Connecticut delivers to Lincoln swords sent from Louisiana by Gen. Butler. Butler, Correspondence, 2:151.

President, in conference with gentleman from Ohio, expresses astonishment at speech of Cong. (former Gov.) Charles A. Wickliffe (Ky.) N.Y. Tribune, 2 August 1862.

President Lincoln writes to economist John E. Cairnes, of Galway, Ireland, and thanks him for sending a copy of Cairnes's book, The Slave Power. Lincoln writes, "The intelligent sagacity with which your views are conceived, is not less admirable than the generous candor with which they are expressed." Abraham Lincoln to John E. Cairnes, 1 August 1862, CW, 10:144.

Saturday, August 1, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Patrick Murphy of New York, father of Col. Murphy, regarding employment. Abraham Lincoln to Hiram Barney, 1 August 1863, CW, 6:361.

J. G. Hamilton of Illinois sees President in interest of William T. Smithson, held in Old Capitol Prison, 1st St., on charge of treason. Endorsement Concerning William T. Smithson, 1 August 1863, CW, 6:361.

President transmits to adjutant general petition of citizens of Shenandoah Valley requesting that Gen. Milroy be restored to command. DNA—WR RG 107, Off. Sec. War, Register of Letters Received, EB 3, Entry 117.

President and John Hay attend dedication of new printing office, home of Washington "Chronicle," on 9th St. Hay, Letters and Diary.

President converts eleven salary drafts, August 1862 to June 1863, amounting to $22,306.67 into U.S. treasury loan certificate bearing 5 per cent interest. Washington Chronicle, 17 October 1864; Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

Monday, August 1, 1864.+-

En route and Washington, DC.

Presidential party, including Mrs. Lincoln, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus V. Fox, and several others, arrives at Navy Yard aboard Baltimore in morning. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 1 August 1864, 3d ed., Extra, 2:1.

President asks Senator Edwin D. Morgan (N.Y.) to come to Washington at once. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin D. Morgan, 1 August 1864, CW, 7:474.

Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles confers with Lincoln about trial of Benjamin G. and Franklin W. Smith ("Smith Brothers") of Boston, charged with attempt to defraud government. Welles, Diary, 2 August 1864.