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Monday, October 10, 1814.+-

Hardin County, KY.

[Thomas Lincoln puts his name to report to Hardin Court on Jonathan Joseph sale.Will Book B, 183, Hardin County Court.]

Tuesday, October 10, 1837.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln files an answer as guardian ad litem for William Nelson, an infant defendant in White v. Harris et al., a petition for the partition of land.Record.

Wednesday, October 10, 1838.+-

Springfield, IL.

Stuart & Lincoln have nine cases called in morning, five of which are dismissed. In People v. Truett, panel after panel of jurors are called, but only five are chosen. These with six chosen yesterday are locked up over night.Record.

Thursday, October 10, 1839.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes, and evidently mails to Clinton, praecipe and declaration in Scott v. Troxel. He is for plaintiff, Daniel Scott.Photocopy.

[Charles R. Matheny, president of board of trustees of Springfield, of which Lincoln is member, dies. Matheny served as recorder of Sangamon County 1821-1827, and clerk of County Commissioners' Court from 1821 until his death.]

Monday, October 10, 1842.+-

Urbana, IL.

Champaign Circuit Court meets today and tomorrow. Lincoln represents plaintiff in State Bank of Illinois v. Mitchell et al. Defendant defaults and court orders mortgage foreclosed. Defendant is ordered to pay $1,499. In default thereof, property is to be appraised and sold.Record.

Thursday, October 10, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Lincoln's account is charged $1.31 for cloth, pair of black hose, and tape.Irwin Journal.

Moultrie Circuit Court convenes at Sullivan.]

Friday, October 10, 1845.+-

Danville, IL.

Lincoln write plea in civil suit, signing "Harlan & Lincoln."Photocopy.

[Mrs. Lincoln's seamstress buys $5.22 in yard goods on Mrs. Lincoln's note, and $9.10 in merchandise.Irwin Ledger and Journal.]

Tuesday, October 10, 1848.+-

Springfield, IL.

"Hon. Abraham Lincoln . . . arrived at home on Tuesday last," records Register October 13, 1848. "We are pleased to observe that his arduous duties since the adjournment of Congress in franking and loading down the mails with whig electioneering documents, have not impaired his health. He looks remarkably well."

Thursday, October 10, 1850.+-

Clinton, IL.

[DeWitt Circuit Court term begins.]

Friday, October 10, 1851.+-

Bloomington, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln buys cloth, collar, pair of slippers, and ribbon from John Williams & Co. Pratt, Personal Finances, 145.]

Monday, October 10, 1853.+-

Pekin, IL.

Lincoln uses power of attorney to confess judgment for $113.50 in Higginson & Co. v. Gridley and Prettyman. Record.

Tuesday, October 10, 1854.+-

Pekin, IL.

As defense attorney in Brown et al. v. Ayers et ux., Lincoln calls witnesses. Photocopy.

Wednesday, October 10, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes John Loughborough, surveyor general at St. Louis, asking for "statement of each quarter Section, and fractional quarter Section, upon which, by Brown's survey, any Peoria French claim is laid?" Lincoln, who wants information for law suit, is answered by return mail, and charged $4. Abraham Lincoln to John Loughborough, 10 October 1855, CW, 2:326.

Saturday, October 10, 1857.+-

Metamora, IL.

Lincoln and Grove represent Melissa Goings, defendant, in People v. Goings, charged with murdering her husband, Roswell, with stick of firewood. During trial defendant disappears, causing Lincoln to be accused of encouraging her to depart. "I did not run her off," Lincoln is alleged to have replied. "She wanted to know where she could get a good drink of water, and I told her there was mighty good water in Tennessee." In Lahr v. Blair, trespass, Lincoln is for plaintiff with Davidson and Shope. He writes part of replication. Case is dismissed by agreement at defendant's cost. In Saltonstall v. Saltonstall et al., Lincoln writes John Saltonstall's answer. Record; Photocopy.

Sunday, October 10, 1858.+-

Burlington, IA.

Lincoln spends Sunday at home of James W. Grimes. In afternoon he borrows writing materials and spends hour and a half outlining his Quincy speech. Oquawka Spectator, 14 October 1858; Burlington Hawkeye, 11 October 1858; Statement of W. J. McSurly, in Presbyterian Advance, 24 January 1929, William H. Herndon Papers, Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

Monday, October 10, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL and Clinton, IL.

Before his departure on circuit after spending yesterday at home, Lincoln deposits $100 in his bank account, and buys two ten-cent knives at store of his brother-in-law C. M. Smith. He also reads letter handed him by William S. Wallace inquiring about his tariff views and suggesting he write letter on subject. He writes formal letter to his friend Dubois, auditor, on behalf of Illinois Central, appealing from auditor's official $13,000,000 valuation of railroad's property for taxes. Marine Bank Ledger; C. M. Smith Account Book, IHi; Abraham Lincoln to Edward Wallace, 11 October 1859, CW, 3:486-87; Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois, 10 October 1859, CW, 3:486.

Wednesday, October 10, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

To Herndon, campaigning in Petersburg, Lincoln dashes off note: "I cannot give you details, but it is entirely certain that Pennsylvania and Indiana have gone Republican very largely, Penn. 25,000 & Indiana 5 to 10. Ohio of course is safe." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Herndon, 10 October 1860, CW, 4:126.

Thursday, October 10, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln, John Hay, and Sec. Seward visit Gen. McClellan's headquarters in war dept. Meet Comte de Paris in telegraph office. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Cabinet meeting in evening. Relations of Army and Navy probable subject. N.Y. Times, 11 October 1861.

Friday, October 10, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meeting on subject of trade at Norfolk. Welles, Diary.

Lincoln meets with Chief John Ross and Commissioner of Indian Affairs William P. Dole regarding the Cherokee. Lincoln telegraphs Major General Samuel Curtis, at St. Louis, where he commands the Department of the Missouri. Lincoln seeks information about "some Cherokee Indian Regiments . . . now at or near Fort-Scott, [Kansas]." Ross earlier wrote to Lincoln on behalf of the "Cherokee People," who "desire . . . ample military protection, for life and property." Lincoln explains, "[Ross] wishes to know, and so do I, whether the force above mentioned, could not occupy the Cherokee country, consistently with the public service." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 11 October 1862, 3d ed., 2:2; John Ross to Abraham Lincoln, 16 September 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Samuel R. Curtis, 10 October 1862, CW, 5:456.

Directs Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to admit persons from Southern states found in Mississippi into organization of brigade of Union volunteers in northern Mississippi. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 10 October 1862, CW, 5:456-57.

Saturday, October 10, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

In morning at Soldiers' Home, President speaks to soldier who requests discharge for lumbago. In afternoon, President publishes request in newspaper for unnamed soldier to see him again. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 10 October 1863, 2d ed., 2:1.

President receives Lord Lyons, Rear Admiral Alexander Milne, and two other officers of British navy, escorted by Secretary of State Seward. Washington Chronicle, 12 October 1863.

General Meade reports there are reasons to believe enemy is moving into Shenandoah Valley. Lincoln telegraphs: "Am interested with your despatch of noon. How is it now?" Abraham Lincoln to George G. Meade, 10 October 1863, CW, 6:509.

Monday, October 10, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

In morning Cong. Kelley (Pa.) spends two and a half hours at White House. "Didn't talk about himself more than 9/10ths of the time." Dennett, Hay Diaries and Letters, 225.

Sec. Welles confers with Lincoln regarding payment of back bounty to marines. Welles, Diary.

Lincoln sends message to Baltimore mass meeting in favor of "Free Constitution" for Maryland. Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Hoffman, 10 October 1864, CW, 8:41-42.

Interviews Charles Jones, chairman of Union State Central Committee of New York, about getting out seamen's and sailors' vote. Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, 10 October 1864, CW, 8:43.

Testifies concerning shelling of houses near Fort Stevens, DC: "I was present . . . and understanding that the Military officers in command thought the shelling . . . necessary, I certainly gave my approbation to its being done." Testimony Concerning Shelling of Houses Near Fort Stevens, 10 October 1864, CW, 8:42-43.